If you still think good spelling doesn’t really matter in these informal online days, just take a look at this catalogue of stupid goofs.
But don’t laugh. Why? Because most of these images shared on social media serve only to remind us why if we want to be taken seriously, we need to get our spelling right.
If spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. are wrong, people tend to focus on that
And while they’re chuckling at a mistake, what else happens?
The whole point of the message … which often is serious and very worthwhile … gets totally annihilated because people focus on the mistake.
They laugh. They become distracted by it. They misinterpret the message. They fail to see how an organisation making such careless mistakes can be professional.
“If they can’t get their spelling and grammar right, what else do those people get wrong?”
Take a look through these few examples…
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Do you think workplace spelling mistakes are merely funny? Or do you think they can do serious damage?
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