Did you konw taht MSOT of the tmie poelpe can raed wrod out of oerdr as lnog as the fsrit and lsat lteters are in oerdr cuase ur bairn raed it as wrods not ltetrs
At first, I thought it was interesting. Then, because I'm not a good speller, I felt reassured by the thought that I could misspell words without it really mattering. It certainly offers a sense of liberation, doesn't it?
Yesterday, I read the above quote on the Facebook status update of a young girl in my church. This time, however, I felt more troubled than anything else. I commented:
In the past four decades, Western society has gotten sloppy about many things--not just spelling. Manners are rare. People dress casually for most events. Children address adults by their first names (both my nieces, from early ages, called me "Deb" rather than "Aunt Deb"). Neatness and orderliness, once valued as common standards in all areas of life, now appear to be matters of personal preference.
Isn't that sad?