Backwards. Grammar?

A friend’s facebook post reminded me how incorrect grammar drives me absolutely crazy. I understand that technology these days allows us to communicate using the least amount of words possible, but I still don’t understand why its acceptable for young adults in our society deem proper grammar unimportant. The correct use of the following words was something we learned beginning in grade school:
There/their
Your/you’re
Its/It’s
Effect/Affect

It doesn’t help either that Oregon decided its students did not need to know how to spell and will be granting the ability to spell check their writing before submitting state exams in 2011. Read it here: Oregon will allow students to use spell check on state writing tests in 2011.
Even with this new adjustment to the rule, the spell check would not correct grammar, and the same mistakes will be made with the words listed above. All-in-all, I think more importance needs to be placed on knowledge of correct grammar; and college students? We have no excuse.

Another annoyance (?) are the words that have two acceptable spellings. But really, even an acceptable spelling looks strange when typed out on paper (ex: Adviser or advisor). And I can’t help it, but I still feel like a complete idiot when writing it out, especially when ‘advisor’ (or adviser?) is on my resume.

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About Kailee Crawford

I'm an Oregon-born travel addict living in New York making the most of my vacation days. I started this travel blog to keep track of my bucket list and it's morphed into a journal of my adventures and recommendations for things to see, do, eat and drink. My hope is that I can help other travelers find their way. I want to try everything once and to live a life without regrets or missed opportunities. I call my philosophy on life the "the death bed philosophy" - I want to be laying in my death bed reflecting on all of the things I've done and seen in this world, not the things I wished I had done. It's not meant to be morbid, just a reminder to take risks, go out of your comfort zone and live life to the fullest. ♫♫♫♫♫ "You were only waiting for this moment to be free" --- "Blackbird" by The Beatles This quote is undoubtedly my favorite quote because it's a reminder of the infinite opportunities available to us. That in each moment there is an opportunity to find true happiness, and a sense of freedom when you're doing what you love. Freedom to explore, to create, to improve oneself, and to find fulfillment even during the 9 to 5 grind. ♫♫♫♫♫ I'm an incredibly pensive person with a wide variety of interests. In addition to traveling, my guilty pleasures include wine, food, music, art, languages and history. I grew up a nerd, watching The History Channel and reading The Lord of the Rings with my Dad. I'm driven by my pursuit of knowledge and growth and most passionate when I'm able to be creative. ♫♫♫♫♫
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