Forgive me if I’ve missed a word hear and their.
I was exchanging emails with my friend the other day and we were debating the need to have all the words in a particular piece you are going to present to someone correctly spelled.
“There is nothing more annoying than getting half way through a sentence only to find a word is misspelled,” he wrote to me.
“Oh yes, “ I agreed most fervently. “I mean, what is the matter with these people? Don’t they have spell check?”
“Spell check?” he replied with his best cyberspace sniff. “Spell check is the problem. People used to be much better spellers before that came along.”
I was miffed to say the least. To not use spell check was to fly in the face of technology itself. It was like looking for the best place to buy a horse and buggy, to say that the washer and dryer were not useful. To me, it was just insane to ignore advances in the human race.
He was my friend, but I let him have, albeit in a good-natured way.
“What is you’re problem with spell check?” I asked, typing so feverishly what I was practically driving my fingers through the keyboard. Spell check is the greatest invention too ever hit the spelling world. It used to be that people used too have too waist their time looking up all these words just too make sure they were spelled write. Now all they have too do is use a computer function. Its not hard too sea which one of those is the easiest to do, is it? I am hear too tell you there are to many people who look at technology as evil. They won’t have anything too do with it? Righting a peace without using spell check is like pulling you’re dirtiest shit out of the clothes hamper and wearing it too work. Its just not cool.”
It took him a minute to email me back.
“Uh,” he typed. “You don’t have spell check on now, do you?”
“KNOW!” I replied. I was mad by then. “I don’t knead it! Now, good knight!”
January 3rd, 2013