I am generally not the type to write letters of any sort, not to the editor and not to a “Shmoooze,” but I have begun to question myself and would like to hear from others.
Am I the only one who is bothered by the stunningly pathetic writing on frum blogs and websites? Am I the only one who cringes when I try to read supposed news stories that read like they were written by individuals with zero knowledge of proper grammatical skills? Simple things, like placing question marks at the ends of questions, seem to be too arduous for the genius wordsmiths writing on these websites. (And no, I am not referring to people’s comments. I am referring to the posted news stories.)
It would appear that others aren’t bothered, for if they were, they wouldn’t stand for it. I, for one, have had enough. I will not waste my time reading a newly concocted, disturbingly adulterated version of the English language, written by those who seem to think they are intelligent enough to write for the public but lack skills that my ninth grade daughter possesses.
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