Wednesday, August 28, 2013

On Why People Do Not Use Spell Check or a Dictionary

I spend a fair amount of time on the Internet.  OK, I spend a lot of time on the Internet.  I spend so much time on the Internet, in fact, that I sometimes I let out audible moans when I see particularly poor uses of words.  I even rant about it sometimes, and Adam threatens to go upstairs to get away from me.  There are even times when I have to close my computer or put down my phone because I am tired of seeing so many misspelled words on the Internet and am dangerously close to ripping out my eyeballs.  Why is it that people don't use dictionaries anymore?  Or, why don't they type the word into Google to make sure they're spelling it properly?  Do they not care that they look uneducated or worse, are they simply too lazy to care?

I fear I won't ever have the answer to this question, but for now I choose to make fun of misused words I see on the Internet.

Today's gems:

- "Am i right or am i just being jellious?"  Jellious?  I couldn't make this up.

- "You WILL need to bust out the manuel everytime you need to changes something."  Manuel?  Snicker.


  1. I threatened one time! And I think some people simply don't know. I promise they are not trying to upset you in their spelling futility. They probably aren't even aware of it.

    1. Yes but if they don't know, why don't they find out? Ignorance is no excuse for poor spelling.

    2. What if they don't know that they don't know? That is to say, they assume they are correct?

  2. When one is jealous of jelly, they become jellious. And Manuel always helps me understand how to change something. I don't know why you're being so critical :)