Grammar Police

I do apologise if this offends anyone but what has happened to the proper use of grammar or spelling? I know that I am no saint but I do try to get it right most of the time. Texting in the techno age is not helping anybody, the short hand youngsters use to communicate is crippling their ability to read and write properly. Sadly some adults are also quite guilty of making some basic errors.

In the workplace I am affronted on a daily basis with incorrect spelling – we have spell check people! Use it! You don’t even need to use your brain if you really don’t want to. Classic example of a misspelt word used in a colleagues’ report: Instead of UTILISE the word has been spelt UTERLIZE. I know I probably sound like a huge  nerd and yes there probably are more important things in life than grammar and spelling but I’m not asking for much. All you have to do is click on spell check.

Books, Life

My guiltless pleasure

book lover

After a few really rough weeks at work all I wanna do this weekend is stay in bed and read. Books are my temporary escape from the real world and reading might be a dying art. I’m always amazed by the amount of people who say they never read books, this is just something that my poor little mid cannot fathom. Do they not know what they are missing out on. And calling us bookworms losers is really mature guys, I do have a life I just don’t have this constant need to fill it with people and activities 24/7.

Another thing non readers don’t seem to get is that if you find me reading I want to be left alone. Do not disturb me. Do not talk to me. The amount of energy it takes to drag myself out of that book to look up and pretend to listen to what you saying and then nod along so that I can get you to leave me alone is the same amount of energy that is used to power a small town.

So yes I love books and reading, I’m a nerd and I’m proud to be one.