Is it an impossible concept? It kind of seems that way.
Maybe it's just me, but lately I have been just astounded at the number of typos, grammar errors, and other language misuses that have popped up in social media. Every time I browse Facebook or Twitter, I find something that makes me blink and shake my head - and usually it's at a "professional" status from a company or blogger, not the average 13-year-old-who-just-got-a-Facebook-yesterday.
My internet browser (Firefox) has an auto spell-check feature so if I get something wrong I'm usually notified. If I'm writing and think a word looks funny, I'll type some random jargon just to be sure the spell check is working. Example: sdkfsd;lkfjus,mn. Yeah, that one didn't register as a word.
I'm not an English major. I don't even have a college degree. I'm just a homeschool graduate who enjoyed the reading and writing aspects of school more than the arithmetic. Which, I guess, is why it blows my mind when things like this show up in my inbox:
This was the subject of an email from a company that I thoroughly support and recommend. Do you see the mistake? It just makes me wonder - does that employee hold an English degree? Did they proof their email before it was sent to a substantial mailing list?
I'm not out to get anybody. I don't want to cause a stir. I just want my kids to grow up in a world where they are still expected to know how to read, write, and spell when they apply for their first job. It kind of seems that may not be the case in fifteen years!
Am I alone in this - or will anybody else be the grammar police with me?