Friday, July 31, 2015

4080 I don't know what to say

Friday, July 31, 2015

"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle."
--George Orwell--


I wrote a while ago about the guy who wants to do away with spelling altogether, who advocates that everyone should spell words phonetically exactly the way they pronounce them, with no such thing as correct spelling.  I see that leading to massive failures in written communication and the demise of reading.  That post is here: 

Well just a few minutes ago I came across this gem:  a woman wrote that such-and-such a possibility is "the best casonario."

I had several reactions in rapid succession, well, pretty much all at the same time.
  1. I understood exactly what she meant.
  2. I laughed.
  3. I was horrified that this is where education is heading.
  4. I was horrified that although she knew what she wanted to convey, she didn't know what words she was saying, she was just reproducing the sounds.
  5.  I was grateful that she could at least pronounce it correctly.

1 comment:

Becs said...

I had to go through it a couple of times before I got it. I kept thinking it had something to do with casinos.