Is spelling important?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by colly, 11 Mar 2019.

  1. colly

    colly Re member eR

    You bet it is !

    This is what my daughter-in-law was presented with today.

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  2. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    That is inexquesable.
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  3. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    It is if it's a public document, most certainly

    [edit: it's if is a pubic dockemunt, moist sertinley]
  4. ChrisV

    ChrisV Formerly CC2014

    Why was she given this?
  5. Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

    Of course it is. Far too much text speak and Americanisms have crept into normal daily language.
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  6. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I had to read it twice. :rolleyes:
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  7. Slioch

    Slioch Veteran

    If it is a personal communication from someone I know (e-mail, letter etc) then I will overlook it.

    If it is a "professional" communication from a business or in the media, then it is inexcusable. Presumably the mippets writing the document are too stoopud to turn the spill-chucker on.

    I tend to find the younger generation are bordering on being illiterate, even the ones with qualifications. Makes you wonder what standards are being set in our educational establishments.
  8. mistyoptic

    mistyoptic Active Member

    Poor English to use "sentence(d)" twice in close proximity too :rolleyes:
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  9. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

    I'm completely with you on this.

    I have colleagues - some younger than my eldest son - actually jockeying for senior positions in the company who think bad spelling and poor grammar is acceptable provided 'we know that they mean'! They are functionally illiterate and make me despair when this has become so rife, it's become accepted now.
  10. Slioch

    Slioch Veteran

    You're sounding like Sylvester Stallone in one of the Rocky films there, @Fnaar :laugh:
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  11. OP

    colly Re member eR

    A house in Leeds had fuel of some kind poured through the letterbox which was then set light to. The woman who lived there and her three children huddled in the attic while the fire raged under them all through the house. Fortunately the fire brigade got there and rescued them 'in the nick of time'. In fact one of the fire fighters who got them out said another minute and they would all have died.
    My daughter in law and her colleagues managed to find the guy who did it despite the fact he lived in Sheffield some 40 miles away and only had a very tentative link to the family. They spent days, weeks, interviewing residents and contacts, cross checking information and cctv until this guys name cropped up. He had an alibi but by doing an amazingly detailed investigation they proved it was false.

    It was as close to being a murder charge as it gets.
    Last edited: 11 Mar 2019
  12. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    When I was an ADI we used to give students test papers on the Highway code to which they supplied written answers. What always struck me was the appalling standard of spelling and grammar from quite a lot of the younger ones, many of whom were preparing to go to university. In contrast, older people generally had a high standard of written English, and many of those were in unqualified occupations with no pretentions of any academic prowess.
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  13. OP

    colly Re member eR

    'Term' would have been better.
  14. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    It's an extended sentence.
  15. Mr Celine

    Mr Celine Discordian

    Celinette #2 was presented with a merit certificate from Galashiels Adacamy.
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