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Does it annoy you when people in the education field make so many spelling mista

  1. rutley profile image75
    rutleyposted 5 years ago

    Does it annoy you when people in the education field make so many spelling mistakes?

    I don't mean texting and shortening of words with symbols.  Just plain old miss-spelling. Especially when we have spellcheck on the computer.  It's just laziness.

  2. Don Bobbitt profile image93
    Don Bobbittposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely! But I calm myself by assuming that they just didn't check what they had written before they released it. Otherwise????

  3. msorensson profile image72
    msorenssonposted 5 years ago

    It's just laziness..this made me laugh.. Sometimes it bothers me..not really in the larger context..

  4. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    Yes, it does.  Furthermore, I find it embarrassing since I spent my life in the field of education.  People who do these kinds of things damage the reputations of all educators and, lazy or not, they should know and do better.

  5. fpherj48 profile image75
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    I choose my annoyances carefully & selfishly....just as I choose my battles.  I haven't time to waste my strength and emotions on minor quirks.  People in the "education field" are human beings just as in any field.  Mistakes occur, whether it's laziness, moments of absent-mindedness or being in too much of a hurry.  If the reader can understand what's being conveyed, no major harm is done. 
    People who are the epitome of perfection in all that they do, 24/7 are the ones to avoid.  WHY?  Because they're unashamedly unbearable. 
    While mis-spelled words may be unacceptable, what I find much more intolerable, are people who are born, raised & educated in PROPER English, and yet SPEAK like absolute Morons.  "I ain't got."   "He don't know"   "Where you at?"    "I axed him a question."..........this sort of ignorance goes up my spine and back down again. I never hesitate for a split second to CORRECT these people.....in public or otherwise.  They deserve to be embarrassed.....until they get it RIGHT!

  6. MarleneB profile image97
    MarleneBposted 5 years ago

    In the past, it would annoy me. I use to think people were lazy. But, then I discovered that sometimes the error is an electronic error. For instance, there was an incident when I typed up a document in MS Word. I spell checked it and verified grammar. I was a technical writer at a computer company at the time (new on the job) so I had to get it right. When I saw that everything was good to send, I published it. Lo and behold, there was a typographical error. Imagine my embarrassment when the engineers and everyone in the department saw that. I knew that I had painstakingly double and triple-checked everything. Then one of the engineers took me aside and said, “Don’t worry about it. It happens sometimes and there’s not a thing you can do.” The engineer went on to explain what happened. I can’t explain it in techno talk (like he did), but he explained that, since information is transported in encrypted mode and whatnot, glitches can happen at the final end of that transport. Sure enough, when I went back to look at my MS Word document, the MS Word document was perfectly fine. But, the document that was put up on SharePoint had a couple of “glitches”. Now, I spell check and then I read and correct the document at the other end, as well. When I don’t do that, then I’m being lazy. Just know that sometimes, you're going to send or receive electronic communication with errors. That's par for the course of electronic communication. That person who sent that email with typos may have been diligent about checking for errors, but you received the email and thought, "That's just lazy." I'm just saying, 'Maybe... maybe not.'

  7. Pamela99 profile image88
    Pamela99posted 5 years ago

    I am not in the education field, but well educated. I don't like to see article with numerous grammatical errors and spelling mistake, but anyone can easily overlook one thing. I am embarrassed when it happens to me. I write everything in word, spell check and read carefully at least twice. Then, I copy and paste. I don't allow myself to get annoyed about the little things anymore. Life's too short and I prefer to be happy.

  8. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Oh yes!  That drives me crazy.  We all make mistakes but misspelling and misuse of words from educated people drives me nuts.

  9. Gloshei profile image60
    Glosheiposted 5 years ago

    It does annoy me but none of us are perfect! they may have written it in a hurry.
    I can't comment too much as I do it myself, we are 'all' human.

  10. owhorspecial profile image67
    owhorspecialposted 5 years ago

    You know, nobody is perfect...It may be that they are tired or thinking of something else, so it doesn't annoy me.

  11. BlossomSB profile image93
    BlossomSBposted 5 years ago

    It used to really annoy me. As a senior teacher I'd go into the classroom of someone I was responsible for and see glaring mistakes written on the board for the students to copy and I'd think: "How can we blame the next generation if they make mistakes when their teachers are doing it constantly?" It was quite difficult to not always point it out. Now I'm retired I'm much more relaxed about such things, but I still feel that as a model for their students, teachers should be as careful as possible, even when they're pressed for time.

  12. shara63 profile image69
    shara63posted 5 years ago

    no, providing that its not a blunder ....minor spelling mistakes is not a big deal to be worried.....to err is human & people in education field are also human beings ..sometimes they may also make spelling mistakes for various reasons... for me what counts more is the Idea and sense of the matter/topic they deal in.

  13. tillsontitan profile image89
    tillsontitanposted 5 years ago

    It depends on so many things rutley.  Do you mean plain old misspelling lots of words or one or two hidden ones? In our glorious age of technology there are times we're in a big hurry and our fingers, though they do the walking nicely most of the time, err along the way.  Unfortunately, the errant word, while not the one intended to be, is still a word and passes spell check.   
    If you are talking about a letter home to parents then I believe every word should be spelled correctly and every "i" dotted.  Hard to tell parents to correct their kids when the teacher is wrong.
    It's a fine line and seems spelling is falling by the wayside.  It would be a terrible thing to lose - our ability to spell correctly that is - just because we're in a hurry.

 
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