Eagle-eyed readers will notice two deliberate mitsakes in the title of this blog post. The first sentance contains another one. So does the second.
But, did you understand my message anyway?
That’s the kind of argument that we sticklers are up against these days. With txt spk and even dyslexia so common, meaning seems to have overtaken correctness for effective communication.
I went to school in the days when spelling and grammar mattered. I make my living as a copywriter – a career that depends on me producing well-written and compelling content.
Of course, language is always evolving. But I’m starting to get worried. Do you think a time will come when rules are no longer necessary so long as the meaning is understood?