Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bizarro Speak: Why Spelling and Grammar are SO Important!

Spelling and grammar are really important. As an English major I've always tried to be very aware of the importance of 
Bizarro Speak
spelling words correctly and using the correct word. If I didn't know what it meant or how to use it, I'd look it up.
We'll definitely be skipping this egg hunt!
Unfortunately, about half the population isn't good with spelling words properly, and it drives people like me crazy.
   In my office, there's a woman who is in a management position, and has a degree in communications and even a master's degree (somehow), that can't spell or write in a grammatically correct manner to save herself. In fact, her spelling and grammar is atrocious, and every day in emails in and outside of the office there are misspellings. It's embarrassing. Even more so because emails have the ability to do spell and grammar checks. She's also quite careless. Here are a few examples just in the last week:
  She recently wrote to a television production company, " The animation is are (instead of "our") highest-resolution."
AND, then she wrote "Yes, but you always to the job of three over 1."  (instead of "do" the job)
"Subject: I is at my desk"  
    I call this "Bizarro speak" after the Superman character who is the "imperfect duplicate" of Superman and speaks that way. For example, he says "Me am Bizarro." That's exactly how this woman communicates in emails. 
-    Anyway, if you don't know how to use a word, look it up (dictionary.com, thesaurus.com, etc.). 
-    Do a Grammar and Spell Check before sending important emails (friends won't care as much and you don't have to impress them, but it's a good habit to get into).

Finally, Happy Easter. Here's one poor speller that is going to drive people away in droves. This is one disgusting egg hunt that we don't want any part of! 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14