Originally Posted by jpmcgrew
I probably would have got that wrong to but usually when I see it done right I try to remember it.I for one cannot get into this debate because I know my grammer,punctuation and spelling is not up to par.But I know it and try my best.
I think that's a point we need to clarify here. Callisto was upset because a message from her child's Principal was badly written, with many obvious mistakes that should have been obvious to someone in that profession
. She was upset because this person is the head of the school where her child is educated. I would be, too.
Most of us would be upset if our doctor didn't understand medical terminology because that is their job and we depend upon them doing their job well. We'd probably think twice about taking our car to a mechanic who doesn't know how to change oil or other fluids because we depend upon them to do their job well and keep our cars running. But we don't expect that everyone we know be equally proficient in auto mechanics or medical care.
The thrust of this thread is not
to make anyone here to feel embarrassed or worry they will be thought less of because they may make spelling or grammatical errors in a post, IMO. My understanding is that Callisto is upset that a person serving in the capacity of educator for her daughter was setting a poor example and she is concerned that it will lower standards at the school in the future.
JP, you have helped me so many times when I've had questions and I am so grateful for your skill and knowledge and generosity in sharing with me. I know I'm not the only one. So let's just assume "present company excepted" in this thread and nobody worry if they make a mistake or a typo or an error in grammar.