On of my pet peeves is when people write as they speak- complete with trying to spell their accents or dialects or whatever. This has bothered me forever, but I think it started when I was in high school and had to read "The Invisible Man". I could not follow it at all. I was trying to sound out the words to figure out what they were, and I just went crazy. That was the first time I ever purchased Cliff Notes instead of reading the actual book!
I think when you read a book, a blog, an email, anything, you should be able to just read it, and not have to stop and figure out what the words actually are.
Why am I ranting about this now? Yesterday I was reading some stamping info online, and clicked on a link to learn about a new product. Unfortunately the link led to a blog- and not the post in question, just the blog in general, so it went to the newest post. I had to scroll thru pages of info trying to find what the link was about. (This is also a pet peeve. HA! Rant within a rant again!) When I finally got to the part I was interested in, this is what I had to wade thru:
Since it is Summah and since we need WATAH and lots of it… We researched and researched and found THIS one to be DA bestest one EVAH.
Mwah to da sistahs who are THIRSSSSTY!
What a great EVE of da birFday
What language is this anyways??? Anyone? It sure isn't American. You don't see me blogging in a Minnesota accent or slipping into a Yooper twang suddenly. I couldn't stand to read the blog, and you know for sure I won't be back.
(If you wanna enjoy it yourself, http://stampingbella.com/blog/ )
Don't even get me started on using texting in your writing. When you are blogging, emailing, writing freaking school papers, use AMERICAN. No "c u l8r" or such. I think this is all part of the dumbing down of America, no?
Please comment without crazy spelling to show your accent, coolness, or anything else.