“You know, in the 1970’s, when I was in high school, I belonged to a band called the Happy Funk Band. Until an unfortunate typo caused us to be expelled from school.”~ Colin Mochrie
Today, I was unfortunate to be an eyewitness to something that to me, is very unattractive. Obvious grammar errors.
I think that we all fall down and have made mistakes in typing something whether its in an e-mail or in a text message. But that’s not what I am talking about. I am talking about the blatant misspelling of words that are so elementary and used in every day speech.
I know that I have made typos before in the past. But nothing so outrageous that it made the other person look at what I had written with such confusion to what I was trying to say. So, I am not what they call a Grammar Nazi by any stretch of the imagination.
What kills me is the fact that these grammar mistakes were made by women that I personally find physically attractive in one way or another. And it got me to think about how in the world they’ve got this far in their life, IF they honestly do not know how to spell?
It could be that they didn’t finish their education. Or they just didn’t care much to pay attention. Whatever the case is, it is very annoying for me to even try to read.
Two totally different beautiful women with two separate and obvious spelling errors. It just makes my feelings cry, which makes about as much sense as their grammar.
There are reasons why they came out with something called spell check. Or even a dictionary which growing up, didn’t make sense to me because if you didn’t know how to spell the word… how did you know you were finding the correct word to begin with? But yet still, there are tools to help you with spelling.
Nonetheless, today’s ridiculous episode made me realize that there are some people getting by with just looks. And its just sad. Beauty and good looks won’t last forever. Life will eventually catch up with you. And then what are you going to do? If you cannot spell words that are so simple, then once your looks and beauty fade, you’re screwed.
On YouTube, there is a person who goes out of his way to find the worst grammar in YouTube video comments and he brings them to light and pulls out the full attention to just HOW BAD people’s grammar is. Some of them you can tell were simple and easy typo mistakes. Others just make you want to put your face through a wall and wonder how in the world they are even allowed to be on the Internet. I believe the username is JACKSFILMS and the YouTube video series is “YGS” which stands for “Your Grammar Sucks!” and boy, does it really when he gets a hold of your mistake!
For me though, to find something so obviously wrong is a very big turn off. I usually look pass the simple errors and don’t say anything about it, IF I can figure out what the person is saying. In fact, I’ve NEVER brought it to people’s attention if they’ve had a typo.
However after today, I am very tempted to be “that guy” who is willing to start bringing it up. And yes, its definitely going to piss off a lot of people.
My heart ached today because I found these extremely attractive women that I kind of been fond of, only to find that they cannot spell with a pip. And it causes a drop in the attraction factor for me.
INTELLIGENCE IS SEXY.
Beauty is only temporary. Ignorance is forever… but it doesn’t HAVE to be!