Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Howard The Spelling King

Happy New Year!  And happy belated birthday (yesterday) to me.  Now on to important things.

Why is it so damn hard to spell and use proper grammar?  I work in an industry comprised of supposedly highly educated individuals.  I suppose if you didn't know who was sitting up there you might think so.  Therefore, it would behoove you to recall the tale of this grammatically challenged airline pilot who wrote a letter regarding some...oh, who cares what it was about?  The point is he posted it online, and I swiped it and then put it on this blog for laughs.

Come to think of it, that guy is still King.  But my former next door neighbor Howard may be next in line.  This is just a small snippet, but I fully expect further written communication (and really, that's all we have left) to reveal deeper ignorance.

First a little back story:  A few years ago, Howard insinuated himself onto the association board in part because of his fervent crusade against motorized scooters and the hooligans terrorizing the neighborhood on them.  Last week was Christmas, and Howard put a video of nine-year-old Sammy cruising the streets on her brand new motorized scooter. 

When Mama Sarcasm called him out, this was Howard's response, with the fun parts highlighted:

Gas Power Scoters were Banned, they are also illeagle to use in Broward County. Electric Ones that do not excede 10 MPH are leagle  How is Michican?

Anyone else wonder why I'm not sending my kids to school in Florida?


April Plummer said...

Oh man, that's horrible. Unforgivable. And I can't spell worth anything.

So please forgive any misspelled words I may leave you in my comments. :)

Jeanne said...

It is horrible. But just remember, we get a lot of adults from Michigan to come here and teach!

With Spell Check, there is no reason for these types of errors, other than some homophone issues now and then. But they serve a purpose, they give us something to write (right) about, right? (write)
Happy Belated Birthday. Hope it was a good, albeit cold one. We miss you.