Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Perfect attendance--yes. Perfect grammar and spelling? No way!

I'm going to safely assume that since Raquel Torres was so diligent about attending school, she must have picked up some grammar and spelling skills along the way. In fact, I'm going to bet that she has more/better grammar and spelling skills than the person who wrote this article. It wouldn't surprise me if this writer spent most of his English periods smoking in the bathroom.

Apostrophe catastrophes? Copious amounts of misspellings? Homonym horrors? Someone please tell me why this person's writing and getting paid for it. Seriously, does he have compromising pictures of his manager and a goat? Because that's the only plausible explanation I can think of...


*shakes head* Some people shouldn't even be allowed to get near computers if this is how they're gonna write. And to write an article about something education-related in such an uneducated way...this writer should be ashamed of himself!

8 comments:

Bridgete said...

Yeah, I'm with you, this person must have some sort of blackmail fodder. Otherwise, I cannot see HOW this person is EMPLOYED as a WRITER.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Not only should this writer be fired (OK, maybe that's too harsh--perhaps I'll just say "made to attend remedial English classes")...the person who employed this writer should also suffer the same fate!

MarieC said...

The only thing more heinous than the number of errors in this article is the fact that her mother MADE her go to school after she had her tonsils out. "Just don't talk" indeed! As both a mother and a public school employee, I am appalled!! I wonder how many of her classmates caught colds or the flu and missed school themselves because *someone* had to get their perfect attendance record, no matter what?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ooh, great point, Marie--I didn't think of that at all!

MarieC said...

The mother just wrote me a very nasty email because of my comment. But, I do have to say it was properly worded with no spelling errors.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Wow. That's just...wow. (And I'm not necessarily "wow"ing about the proper spelling/grammar...)

Anonymous said...

Because of comments like MarieC, a follow up interview was done...
The column was about the grammar and incredibly you turned it against the mother. Do your research and then write.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local-beat/Perfection-Has-Its-Price-94798639.html

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I've been focused on the grammar the whole time, thanks. And in the tradition of staying focused on the grammar, I'd like to mention that when I clicked the link you left here, Anonymous, the first thing I saw there was that the writer of that article used "pouring" instead of "poring." *sigh*