3 groups of people who should ignore the grammar police

Social media users, academics and professionals could use a healthy dose of spelling and grammar independence, don’t ya think?

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Okay, so she is a comic book character. So what? (Not to mention it’s a bit questionable how good a journalist she was considering she couldn’t figure out that Clark Kent was Superman, but that’s another debate all together).

Journalists tend not to get bogged down in fine-tuning their prose because editors exist. But should any of us be wasting our time on comma placement and proper capitalization?

An article in Wired magazine advocates that spelling and grammar need to evolve with the technologies that have been unleashed in recent years.

“Standardized spelling enables readers to understand writing, to aid communication and ensure clarity. Period,” writes Anne Trubek. “There is no additional reason, other than snobbery, for spelling rules.”

My first reaction was to chuckle and go back to dutifully looking up words I was about to egregiously misspell on Twitter.

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