With MSN, email, and electronic communication, is spelling and grammar important anymore?
My pet hate is people who are to damned lazy to type a proper sentence – with full words, decent structure and punctuation!
I am very glad that you also think it is important. Many would agree that using so-called ‘text-speak’ comes across as lazy and ignorant.
For example: If your chatting with a person online that you’ve never met before and he says:
“Yah, I totaly luv socer. I never been to a socer game b4, butt I’d luv to go. THX 4 taking, c u latter.”
You would assume that he is completely uneducated, and that he can’t speak proper english at all. But if you spoke to another person that said:
“Yeah! I totally love soccer. I’ve never been to a soccer game before, but i’d love to go. Thanks for talking. See you later.”
You would assume that he is educated, and would be a nice person to hang around, better than the 1st guy.
So to answer your question, yes, spelling is important in e-mail, because after all, it makes the first impression.
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