This business tends to make one look at the world around them a bit differently. Not in the cynical, skeptical way you may be thinking. Let me explain...
Today, I was driving down the road and saw Cubby Hole Self Storage. My first thought wasn't "Hey, they have a nice place." My first thought was "They need to advertise in the Business and Service Directory."
Another thing that has changed is the way I see signs. When you spend a good portion of your day correcting stories for grammatical and typographic errors (Yes we do check for that -- just imagine how many would be in the paper if we weren't checking?), you find yourself finding those errors everywhere.
While the letter "n" with the slash going the wrong way is a mere annoyance, improper conjugation is flat out wrong.
Knowing this, I am having a difficult time with the "chat dialect" online. All those acronyms make is hard for a wordsmith like me to just "go with the flow."
They think it is NBD. But I think it is a very big deal.
Yes, I know it is hard to text message on a cell phone without abbreviations. But this dialect is permeating into the written word. Have you tried to read a 7th grader's school report? They ideas are there, but the grammar is not.
Perhaps my background just makes me super sensitive to this. Perhaps I'm just getting old... You are supposed to complain about everything once you get older right?
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