spelling bees and grammar trees

Are you allergic to grammatical errors too?

If so, you’re not the only one. Poor spelling and grammar really irks me, and as a Virtual Assistant such accuracy is imperative. Of course, language proficiency goes without saying in almost any professional world, but it appears that day-to-day usage is becoming increasingly slack.

I admit that perhaps the English language isn’t that easy to master, however the importance of correct spelling and grammar can never be overlooked. If I find errors in a post or article online that I wish to share, I will not repost it or like it, but instead ignore it.

Now I’m by no means perfect, but I’ve always been a stickler for at least trying to get it right. If I don’t know something then I’ll look it up. So why can’t others pay the same courtesy?

Am I perhaps fighting a losing battle, or just resisting inevitable change? Are all of these constant, obvious mistakes just normal progression of our language?

If we were to step back in time, English would be hardly recognisable. Having seen ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ last weekend I admit that it isn’t the easiest of prose to understand. And although language back then was even less standardised than today, there is however, something romantic about it. Is this how people will feel about our language in another 400 years from now?

Despite how things may turn out in the future, I can’t help but be bothered about what appears to be a lack of care for the English language today.

So if you are one of those people that is confused between ‘its’ and ‘it’s’ or ‘loose’ and ‘lose’, please take the time to check your work. And if you don’t, then that’s ok too. Just don’t expect me to like it.