Facebook exposes bad spelling, grammar

As many of you know, I am on Facebook several hours a day. We post breaking stories there. We provide information on many events. It’s a great venue in which to spread information. Its also a great place to find out what’s going on in the community- that is if you can decipher the spelling and grammatical errors.

I’m actually appalled at how many Facebook users would flunk a spelling test for 3rd graders. I harken back to when I was in school. English, grammar and spelling were pounded into my brain each and every school day for several years. I can’t help but think those important lessons have been left behind in the modern classroom.

Here’s a sampling of Facebook postings I found in the last few hours:

-Mehn I gbadu ur combi….What the heck does this mean?

-W/sisters and our aunt waiting for mom to come out of the heart cath…God b guidin.

-Her boyfriend is the valendictorian and he like I think 80% scholarship there. This is a huge scholarship esp since he is in an 8 year program. Wow, hopefully the kid can spell better than the adult. I  can’t imagine anyone being awarded a scholarship with a spelling handicap like this.

-Argh zip code typp 48617. Oh no.

-Masterbation makes you sleep better.

-Your RIanbow lives on. Here is what her favorite ssaying was…huray, huray.

-They put my ad back inth hospital again, alittle fluid around the heart and lungs. Send a little prayer and though out to him. Please in thanks.

-I’m guna have to stop by some time. I stoped ny denvers moms today. Bullshited wit juice for a few. I’ll fry to stop by this weekend.

-So I got a new phone and no numbers im going crazyyy not texing so mess me numbers.

-Plz keep.us updated. I’m.praying I find it funny none heard or seen nothing.

-my ash need this one, I hope she reed it.

I’m thinking about offering a course in Facebook spelling and grammar. Heck the cops can sell doughnuts and coffee, maybe I could make a killing  teaching proper English. Then again, does anyone care, but I? Probably not. It’s probably best that I whine about taxes and gas prices and leave trivial pursuits like poor spelling to our elementary teachers.

One Response to Facebook exposes bad spelling, grammar

  1. tamishreve

    March 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I’m guilty! But I’m going to blame my “smartphone” for finishing words for me.