Is proofreading is a dying art?

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Well some headlines suggest it is dead already!


Proofreading is a Dying Art these days! - Algis Kemezys - Open Salon
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Thorsett
    The poor English language has suffered so much. Nowadays, especially with the advent of SMS services that allow people to communicate in the manner of retarded monkeys, it's spiraling further down at a faster pace than ever before.

    My personal windmill at which to tilt is trying to make people care about how they are perceived through their written communication.

    But nobody seems to care anymore.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Good grammer and speling is aslo a dying art.
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      • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
        On the web it certainly is. Part of it is simply lack of proper education in the school system. Over the years, forums have certainly made me quite lazy concerning grammar, spelling, etc. I have forgotten no small amount, but I had grammar beat into me by Catholic nuns in school. I am quite thankful for that.

        with the advent of SMS services that allow people to communicate in the manner of retarded monkeys

        wtf r u talking about? i don't no if u no what u r say.u no nthng. u dont need 2 b so mean omg!!! u b nice or u get b& from forum!!! 2nght im like hookng up with g/f that is like d46 lol. cya cd9 [code 9 - parents in room].i h8 them.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
          "Is proofreading is a dying art? "

          Apparently it is as far as subject titles go... :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author DJL
    Originally Posted by highhopes View Post

    Well some headlines suggest it is dead already!
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    Yes, yours does.
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    None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
    --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Elective Affinities (1809)

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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    Banned
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  • Profile picture of the author MrLeaVelle
    I don't think so....
    Its not a lost art.
    Just an obsolete profession.
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