Author Topic: What Has Happened to Education?  (Read 4448 times)

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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2011, 06:05:41 AM »
i was watching the local tv channel the other day and the reporter was talking about something 'rural' and pronounced it 'rule'. pissed me off so i emailed the station and told them theat they should train their reporters to pronounce words correctly. got no response ::)

How do "i pronounce theat"?  ;D

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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2011, 06:36:47 AM »
Spell check at your local newspaper has been out-sourced to another country.
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2011, 07:20:24 AM »
I think, at least in the newspaper example, what you're seeing is the devalution of proper editing. Publishers used to have editors that actually read and digested a writer's output, providing corrections and suggestions. These days that's just too expensive.

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Editors are the bane of a writer's existence.  Too often editors are little more than heavy-handed critics with red pens.

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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2011, 07:38:52 AM »
two, too, to things

first - you guys can read?
second - what the hell is a newspaper?

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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2011, 08:03:05 AM »
I think, at least in the newspaper example, what you're seeing is the devalution of proper editing. Publishers used to have editors that actually read and digested a writer's output, providing corrections and suggestions. These days that's just too expensive.

blah.

 "devalution"   Scratches head  ???
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2011, 08:25:57 AM »
I think, at least in the newspaper example, what you're seeing is the devalution of proper editing. Publishers used to have editors that actually read and digested a writer's output, providing corrections and suggestions. These days that's just too expensive.

blah.

 "devalution"   Scratches head  ???

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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2011, 11:19:05 AM »
Spell check at your local newspaper has been out-sourced to another country.

Would not surprise me a f*cking bit...
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2011, 11:46:21 AM »
I see there, their, and they're misused on a daily basis.

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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2011, 12:48:04 PM »
I think, at least in the newspaper example, what you're seeing is the devalution of proper editing. Publishers used to have editors that actually read and digested a writer's output, providing corrections and suggestions. These days that's just too expensive.

blah.

 "devalution"   Scratches head  ???

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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2011, 12:53:52 PM »
I think, at least in the newspaper example, what you're seeing is the devalution of proper editing. Publishers used to have editors that actually read and digested a writer's output, providing corrections and suggestions. These days that's just too expensive.

blah.

Editors are the bane of a writer's existence.  Too often editors are little more than heavy-handed critics with red pens.

(It's great to be able to write that without fear of being edited!)

I hope I'm not the only one who noticed that that post has been edited.
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2011, 01:14:51 PM »
Spell check at your local newspaper has been out-sourced to another country.

Would not surprise me a f*cking bit...

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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2011, 02:49:35 PM »
As someone involved in education, I do have to say that literacy is in decline. I teach and have seen students graduate from university who are far from the level of literacy that one really should expect of them. Of course, the line of literacy depends on perspective and language is mutable, but there is never an excuse for poor grammar or spelling.
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2011, 05:44:40 PM »
Its not just lacal papers either.  I have subscribed to Newsweek for 20 years.  For the past 5 years I have watched more and more simple mistakes creep into the articles.  Since the rag has been sold to The Daily Beast they may as well just admit they have no editors at all.  My 11 year old was reading an article last week and pointing out mistakes.  Now, I admit that my children are exceptional, even in Lake Wobegon, but the lack of attention to details is getting rather redicules.

On top of everything else, I was a solid D student in English and find errors in everthing I read anymore, especially ebooks.

Sorry, I need to stop ranting.

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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2011, 05:51:53 PM »
I was a solid D student in English and find errors in everthing I read anymore, especially ebooks.

That isn't what "anymore" means. The word you're looking for is "now", or - my personal preference - "nowadays".

I know, there are no rules in English, and things that were once slang are now standard usage, but that one really irks me, and I figured since we're talking about grammar...
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2011, 06:56:15 PM »
How do you feel about run-on sentences?
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