I don't think it's phonetics, I think it's simply incorrect. How can anyone who has ever read an entire and complex novel not know that it's ''read'' and not red. Red, as I'm sure all of us are aware, is something else entirely...that's why there's another word for the colour: and that's precisely the problem. In other words, lack of precision leads to confusion...as if we don't have enough of that already.mc1 wrote:j2lyk, btw, idk what the problem is? j/k.
i think the texting shortcuts and abbreviations, where often things are spelled phonetically, is changng language at a very rapid pace.
A global phenomenon in the English speaking world I think!Pete Meyers wrote:This sort of thing, incorrect grammar, and word misuse have all become enormous pet-peeves of mine. I often feel like I'm on an island in the middle of America's culture of ignorance "ocean".
Indeed, I have always been struck by the absurdity of this practice. Likewise with "amazon" (and similar) reviews: I have no idea who these people are, what they know, what sort of books (etc) they like, and so why should their assessment of a book (or a CD) matter one bit to me?Jeffrey Armbruster wrote: ... I find blurbs as a whole annoying. They're all the rage in the book industry though. Personally I can't imagine turning to a complete stranger and asking them what I should read next. ...
The blurbs in Waterstones are hand-written. These days I expect to see glaring spelling mistakes in these blurbs because of the extraordinarily high number of errors I've seen over the years. I say extraordinary because these are people working in a bookshop who are often asked their opinion regarding what to read.Jeffrey Armbruster wrote: It's quite possibly a typing error.