Everyone thinks they can write. An ongoing battle to educate the masses.

September 24, 2008

I’m already rolling on a major rant about individuals who can’t write or understand the value of good writing. I was tempted to just let all my mistakes lie unfixed in this column so readers would see the abhorrent disaster bad writing inflicts on the senses. But I won’t do that.

Instead, I’m going to remind you that today is National Punctuation Day and there are three fun writing and punctuation sites you should visit.

These are…

English Fail

Unnecessary Quotation Marks

Apostrophe Abuse

Spend some time with these sites on regular basis and you’ll be amazed that some people can even open a can of peanut butter to feed themselves.

[EDIT] One reader contacted me after reading this post to ask me why I was so down on people who can’t write. I told him that it’s not solely that people can’t write…it’s that these very same people see themselves as fantastic writers. That’s akin to me saying I can paint masterpieces because I can open a can of paint or wield a brush. It’s like anyone saying the Indy 500 should be an easy race to drive in because it’s all left-hand turns.

As an example, go to this site and see an example of someone who believes she is an excellent writer. Then come back here and leave some comments. I’m anxious to hear what you think.

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