Ever since Dennis Norden's TV programme 'It'll be alright on the night', one often sees the spelling of 'all right' as Mr Norden's easier and more junior version of 'alright'.
I now fear for the the spelling of the word 'thoughtful'.
Anyone who has seen this appalling TV advert' for (I even hate to write it) 'thortful', will probably (like me) be filled with horror at this latest mis-use of the English language.
What IS the point of mis-spelling certain words? They make me want to bloody scream. And as for the idiot with the stupid blue wig..... words fail me!
Luckily I can't actually tell you what they're advertising; I always leave the room whilst furiously tugging at what hair I have left (other than yesterday to take the above photo).
I shall NOT be 'searching' for thortful.
And meanings..."my bad".....aaargh!!ReplyDelete
Those of us who were taught to spell and write correctly probably suffer the most; others just don't care.Delete
Quirky spelling gets you number one and remembered, love it or hate it. Load the app on your smart phone now. They make personalised greeting cards, the ruder the better.ReplyDelete
Well I doubt if I'll ever forget that ghastly spelling, but I shan't be ordering cards.Delete
No me neither.Delete
Language is a living thing I know but I too hate this kind of thing.ReplyDelete
I do try to spell properly though have to use a dictionary and a thesaurus now. I don't like to read all those horrible spellings so I don't write them.ReplyDelete
The younger generation however have a completely different outlook and dictionary.
Yes, and I suppose we have to accept it, even if we don't use it ourselves.Delete
I am also afraid of misspelling words and I am not always sure which one is right. For example the word "maybe" or is it "may be"? Do they have two completely differet meanings as "It may be a sunny day" or "maybe it will be a sunny day"? I am sometimes comfused.ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
You've got it spot on. Maybe I'll do something, or I may be going to the cinema today.Delete
I despise creative spelling. Here in Canada, I fight against Americanized spelling (color vs. colour, program vs. programme). I also do not enjoy the changing of spelling for products or businesses, for example, Kountry Kitchen or Quik Print. Although I am not a stereotypical Canadian who loves hockey, it bothers me that the team is called the Toronto Maple Leafs. -JennReplyDelete
The Americans openly change all nouns into verbs. I hate it.Delete
Americans spell some words differently than Canadians and Brits (we see no reason to use two letters when one will work). Then there is that awful autocorrect and, of course, some of us are not perfect typist. I hate it when I discover a mistake after I have published a post. I correct it but by then, many have read it. My excuse is that I write at night and my brain and eyesight are not at its best.ReplyDelete
It's a pity that Blogger doesn't have the same editorial facility as Facebook. With Blogger we have to delete the whole lot just to correct one small mistake.Delete