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Spelling!

So Big Friendly sent me a link to a blog thinking I’d be interested in his take on writing theatre reviews. His take was okayish. Here’s what he thinks about it. I agree with bits, but basically I think it’s a bit wishy washy. I don’t think his writing would propel me to the theatre, or keep me away.

From that post I went to his home page. Bad idea. There is that awful spelling mistake in his post title, which made me go all hysterical. I mean, it’s a spelling mistake and an apostrophe omission in the same word, ‘your’ instead of ‘you’re’. I should have known, and read no further. But in the third line of the post, the judges where happy. I kid you not. Now I know there are lots of people who can’t do ‘where’ and ‘were’, but they ask. It’s not okay for a blogger, who is writing about important stuff like theatre to get that one wrong.

I need to make it clear that I’m not being a priss and that I understand the informality of blogging styles. I know that bloggers make typos and use quirky language and slang. But where and were, and your and you’re. Hai bo. No.

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4 Comments

  1. You’re not crazy; it’s the illiterati that are the problem. Personally, I apply the same rule for spelling as I do for my personal life: if you can’t handle an apostrophe, you can’t handle me. Which, I maintain, is the only reason why I’m still single.

    Well, that and the three thumbs.

  2. megan

    Are you sure you don’t mean three thumb’s? Grrrrrrr.

  3. Quite sure.

    But then, I’ve heard it said that many hands make light work. So perhaps I could be persuaded to add the extra apostrophe after all…

  4. megan

    No, please, please don’t.

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