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And that is one of the things that really make me want to scream. How difficult can it be to learn to read and then do it???Quote has been trimmed
I've noticed a major slip in skills beginning with people in my own generation. When I graduated from high school in 1982, most signs, billboards, advertising materials, banners on television shows (those things they'll insert below someone's face, etc), magazines, newspapers and books were printed in proper grammatical English and spelled correctly. Additionally, broadcasters spoke well enough that I rarely heard many instances of misused or mispronounced words.
But since that time, I've noticed a downward trend in all of these things. Today, even prestigious publications are prone to mis-spellings, typos that appear to go unnoticed by proofreaders, and even grammatical errors that would have earned me poor grades in English had I made them when I was in school. Additionally, broadcasters have become much sloppier in matters of pronunciation, grammar and using the proper word for what they want to say. Perhaps the most annoying thing is that no one else seems to even notice.
It makes me want to just shake people sometimes and ask them what the hell is wrong with them. I really don't want to be the grammar Nazi or spelling police, but honestly I wish that people would demonstrate that they actually CARE about the use of language.
At this rate, two generations from now, people will be once...
I think we need more choice in schools for our children.