Now this is classic. I studied English throughout my secondary school days and passed with quite good grades, though I’ll be the first to admit that perhaps since working full time my grammar and punctuation has slipped into dirty habits.
Never the less it absolutely pleased me to the high heavens when I stumbled across this tasty little website called Learn Your Damn Homophones, http://learnyourdamnhomophones.com.
First a little English lesson.
What is a Homophone?
Homophone: A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of “rise”), or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too.
Now the purpose of this website is to educate the stupid and I guess revolutionise the written word, actually revolutionise is probably the wrong word to use in this example, in fact its more like go back to how it should be written.
Generally it’s pretty obvious, and a sad fact that the general level of spelling and grammar is significantly poor throughout the UK. On a daily basis I deal with suppliers and clients and quite frankly some of the literacy whether an official email or a facebook status is generally shocking. I’ll be the first to put my hand and admit I’ve made a few mistakes sure but I’m talkign about plain basic spelling and punctuation and sentences that simply don’t make any sense.
I’ve received emails from department managers that presume you can hear their thoughts and literally send a one line sentence which is about two paragraphs long…confused.com :S
Ah well, rant over…the point is this website is very funny and puts things into a real perspective…check it out, may be you’ll learn a thing or two. Post your feedback below.