GFY – And That Doesn’t Stand For “Good For You”

Posted By on July 9, 2012

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5 Responses to “GFY – And That Doesn’t Stand For “Good For You””

  1. Diana says:

    Maybe English their first language is not??

    • Randy says:

      Indeed I think you have hit the nail upon the top, for your statement would be true of most high school graduates right here at home.

  2. Gary Carbone says:

    Years ago, when I worked in the corporate world (about 3 or 4 years of my life), I noticed this. There were people making lots of money in their jobs. Above a co-worker’s desk there was a cartoon cut from the newspaper. The co-worker had written above the cartoon: “Do you know any of these peoples?”

  3. Silvia Jay says:

    Hm, personally I pay more attention to what someone has to say than how they say it – and take into consideration that unfortunately kids with learning challenges, in the past and present, fall through the cracks – and I am speaking based on experience here.
    That said, when I write something and a red line shows underneath my word, I take that as a hint that perhaps the word is spelled incorrectly and I make the according changes. Anyone who ignores that red line is indeed a slop and not really worth my attention.

    • Randy says:

      Indeed Silvia, and I too take a lot into account. Nevertheless, we all too often see websites belonging to companies purporting to do professional web design, or that promise to write kick ass promotional copy that are rife with misspellings, bad to nonexistent punctuation, and horrible misuse of the dreaded APOSTROPHE – that last being a pet peeve for both Diana and me, and something I ranted about in http://randy.whynacht.ca/archives/17.

      All that, and yet I know some very talented people that I respect without reservation who have rough and ready writing styles packed full of the misapplied “it’s”, misspellings, and punctuation errors, but who can convey their meaning with panache. So that brings me right back to your first sentence – if the message is conveyed with perfect clarity, a little mud on the window glass can, and indeed must, be ignored.

      Yet for anyone who wants to pass themselves off as being above all that, then I will expect them to indeed be above all that and hold them to a higher standard. This dumbing down of the world must be opposed!

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