In this day and age is spelling words correctly still important? With the rise of text speak, don’t we just need to communicate the message correctly?
You’re great/Your grate/U R GR8 – does it matter? The writer holds you in high regard!
Well, sorry, but it does matter. People will form an unfavourable impression of you if you are unable to spell at least commonplace words (and you can always use a dictionary for less frequent ones).
Good spelling aids reading and reading aids spelling – a virtuous circle you could say. So read as much as you can and read things you enjoy – books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, just read.
Click on the image below to attempt a fun, but challenging spelling quiz from the Oatmeal.
- Quick Study: Does Spelling Still Matter 2 U? (huffingtonpost.ca)
- Text-speak may strain your brain: Report (nzherald.co.nz)