From: Thomasville, GA
ORIGINAL: Shannon V. OKeets
ORIGINAL: Shannon V. OKeets
"It would give your thoughts more credibility"
Why. My spelling is legendary, I apricate the paticience of those who wade through it, but in the end it matters not as long as the message gets through, if you dismiss it simply because of the delevery, then you are unworthy of it in the end.
Because if you do not care how you express your ideas, or the impression that your expression makes, why should the reader believe that you have taken any care in crafting your thoughts?
And if you are going to use written language to communicate, why do it poorly? Be careful how you answer that question, for many instant answers will lend themselves to paraphrasing, where your reasons for not caring about spelling can be carried over to the ideas you are expressing.
A waiter in a restaurant may perform his job perfectly but if his clothes are dirty and in disarray, he is going to be perceived as ill suited for his job. Would you say that patrons that judge him on his outward appearance are unworthy of his fine service? From the patrons' point of view, they just go to another restaurant. If the outward appearance of your ideas is that they are poorly formed, you convey a strong impression that the ideas themselves are also poorly formed. Indeed, the message you are trying to communicate does not get through, it is discarded.
But then perhaps you don't care whether people read what you write or not. At least that is what I am hearing you say: "you are unworthy".
Sorry I have to disagree a little here.
There are many people who are dyslexic and yet also extremely intelligent.
Does this mean we take no notice of someone because they cant spell, which could be because they are dyslexic?
I think a spell checker built into the forum would help.
I have two nieces who are dyslexic and excellent students. The spelling inaccuracies in the post were not caused by dyslexia, but a simple "I don't care" attitude about spelling.
I have used, and still use, the written word to communicate professionally. From the first I knew that spelling accuracy was not one of my strengths. However, I view words as a tool. Just as I would not use a dull knife for cutting, but instead take the time to sharpen it so it works better, I suggest that a modicum of effort be made by the post's author to "sharpen" his ability to spell correctly. There is more power in a sharp knife.
Shannon, Brady's been on the board for almost four years with some very good thoughts. I haven't encountered you before, but I have been around as well, and will see your communicative capacity and raise you a couple of advanced degrees. Don't be an intellectual snob.
"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer