Does is bother you when companies can't spell their own names?
May 6, 2007 7:39am CST
My electric company is Xcel Energy. The phone company in town is Qwest. There is a company called Kreativ Kustomz. It drives me crazy to see words spelled wrong seemingly everywhere I look. How am I supposed to teach my children to spell or to convince them that it matters what they get on their spelling test in school?! Does this bother other people, or am I just a whacko?
6 May 07
I don't think you're a whacko, just very particular about spellings! I actually like unusually spelt names, it gives me a feeling of creative satisfaction somehow, even though I didn't derive the spelling myself, lol. I agree about the difficulty in teaching children, but then its not going to be easy anyway, what with the spell checks and the auto-complete features in computers and cellphones. Maybe by then, everything will be voice-activated so they might never need spellings!
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7 May 07
Ah, so I am the only whacko! LOL I agree with your point about spell checks and the like. My fear is that they poor dears will never learn to notice when they've misspelled a word and it happened to be another word. Relying on the computer to guess what you meant is a good way to write a pile of nonsense.
6 May 07
Well I feel that so long as you are able to convey your meaning to other then it is all right, some spellings like you mentioned Kreativ Kustomz in place of creative customs are really tough to spell so I feel one should not mind much about it. But with children I also feel that they should get good marks in spelling tests so that in future they are most of the time right.