I received an email from a very well-known and prestigious local company yesterday, trying to entice me to buy advertising space for another website that I run. It was very short and sweet (probably no more than 50 words long) so the two major spelling errors stuck out like a sore thumb. The writer said he had found me on Goggle …. and advertising with them may increase both my sales and my Goggle ranking.
It caused a smile but I can’t help feeling that using spill chook before sneding might hlep to giver a bitter imppression when marketing!
If you haven’t already reached there, trust me, there comes a time in your life when a simple thing like spelling, or more correctly mis-spelling and the corruption of the English language will suddenly bother you in a way you never thought possible. Someone who saw this sign had clearly reached that stage in life:
Hey, I’ve just completed an English test on the BBC’s website and got 20 out of 20. Woo~hoo! Top of the class for me then but really, if this test proves a challenge to the average adult then the standard of English, as I think we all suspect, is rapidly plummeting.
Take the test?
Or maybe not