June 7, 2004

Bad Spellers

We need a law against bad spellers. No. Strike that. We have too many laws already. But something needs to be done. Our language should not be reduced to a hooked-on-phonics mentality. Sure, we may be able to decipher what word was intended just by sounding it out, but is that good enough? I think not.

When I misspell a word, I'm usually aware of it when it happens. Isn't everyone? It just FEELS wrong. I then take the time to jet on over to dictionary.com and confirm the proper way to spell it. How hard is that? And even if one isn't blessed with the Special Good Speller Intuition Gene: YO! SPELLCHECK! What's one more freaking mouseclick or two to preserve the sanctity of spelling?

Words deserve such respect.