So at the risk of sounding old, I’m writing my blog today about what might possibly be the days of yore.
Remember when people knew how to spell and that ‘skill’ was considered important? What happened?
With communication now focused more on being instant than clear or correct, it seems that the skill of spelling has gone out the window. With texting comes a whole new language and new set of rules. I get that, but it seems these rules (or really lack of rules) are creeping into other forms of communication too.
Is it okay that company communication materials have spelling mistakes and that no attention is paid to how social media updates are written? Even resumes that I see for people who cite skills like “attention to detail” and “superior written communication” are riddled with spelling errors, formatting mistakes, etc.
Obviously mistakes happen and errors get missed but it just seems that more and more the attitude is that it doesn’t really matter. Am I just being an old curmudgeon or does anyone else find this to be an issue?
While I’m ranting a little here, remember when spelling bees were done in schools and not on TV??