Since the dawn of the digital age, shortcuts have been made in ‘proper English’. The rot (as some daily newspapers would report) started with text messaging and continued with E-mail and un-edited websites. Writers in this digital frontier town no longer have to jump through hoops to be published and self-editing has seen wide variances in the application of grammar and spelling. At times I have been guilty as charged and my unofficial editor has taken steps to combat the problem…
I have a friend who lives in Kent,
To me for Christmas he has sent,
Some fridge magnets to teach me grammar,
Which attacks his nerves like a sledge-hammer!
In my defence I have to say,
I try my best every day,
To make more sense than the day before,
But now I have magnets I’ll try some more!
Thank-you Blair for that reminder,
Some will say you’ve played a blinder!
So please forgive this chink in my armour,
After all I’m only a farmer!
© Baldock Bard 2013
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