Spelling and Grammar are important!   4 comments

There has been a lot of coverage in the newspapers recently describing spelling as one of the most -important skills needed today and how all of the influences of text (and or what is called these days ‘internet’)speak and auto corrections in mobile apps is changing our spelling and grammar for the worse.

Obviously when working for the Brighton Argus a newspaper based in sunny Brighton, Sussex, England spelling isn’t really very important at all.

Spelling Is The Most Important Skill Needed When Working For The Brighton Argus

Although this is probably not the best place to mention my translator’s brother Roger who was a wonderful person and excellent brother I am going too anyway, because Roger was a journalist of some repute and hated poor grammar and terrible spelling. Nine years ago today Roger decided to prompt an obituary on the cover of the regional newspaper he was working for at the time.

So if you do drink do please raise a glass to Roger Woodcock because quite simply if he was here now he would knock a few back with you, ladies and gentlemen I give you the one and only RW.

Rog

We will never see his like again!

About the Author

The Cat Portrait2

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”

I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store at last, yes it’s my wonderful first book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ so what are you waiting for you lovely Apple users?

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4 responses to “Spelling and Grammar are important!

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  1. My husband is an Editor of a local newspaper and I love going through his paper each week trying to spot any mistakes 🙂 LOL

    • I love spotting mistakes, especially in tomes such as The Telegraph and The Times, sadly it is all to easy in the Guardian and then finding any truth in the Daily Mail let alone spelling mistakes tee hee.

      Roger was a newspaperman all his life, from The Bridport News in Dorset to The Guardian and finally to the Newcastle Post and had a riot as well as causing a near panic in the brewing industry when he died! He was a great guy and his local erected a plaque on the wall outside which is one way to be remembered. I have to say my reason for not being a lover of strong drink is thanks to him har ha!

  2. Yes we like spotting mistakes too, when they’re not your own they seem to leap out of the page at you. We are sad enough to email websites to let them know, sometimes they’re grateful and sometimes we just get ignored. And sometimes there are just so many spelling errors that it’s just not worth the bother pointing them out.

    • Emailing websites to let them know is a bit forward and a great idea of course. As yet I haven’t received an email from you so I hope that I am minding my ‘p’s’ and ‘q’s.’

      I loved your blog today especially the pictures of the gu’p’s in the field, aren’t you lucky to have so many yellow fields?

      Have a great day.

      Purrs,

      The Cat

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