1263. Corectly speled

It’s such a sad indictment of our modern, and by modern I mean say roughly in the last hundred and fifty years, education system which, unlike that experienced by great stylists such as John Ruskin, Lytton Strachey and Charles Kingsley, and even Cardinal Newman although he ever so slightly dirtied his copybook by going over to Rome, was the norm and produced writers with flair who knew how to write both with a flourish and with something to say, and I am including Charles Dickens in that list although he was something of a popularist in reality, rather like William Makepeace Thackeray possibly, to say nothing of the women who wrote, such as Elizabeth Gaskell, the Brontes, and George Eliot, although being women they wrote with style but very little depth of thought, has produced few who can compose with skill and in a manner that highlights beautifully the intricacies of the English language not in simple subject-verb-object sentences but writing that is both complex and striking, for unfortunately the contemporary reader appears to have the inability not to comprehend anything longer than three words in a sentence and that neither hand-writen nor corectly speled.

16 thoughts on “1263. Corectly speled

  1. umashankar

    That indeed is the epidemic plaguing the recent batches of humanity, especially after the onset of social media. I enjoyed the craft and style employed to score the point.

    PS: I guess I am one of the ancients who can still follow a line of thought rolling over and over.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      !!!! Did you know that James Joyce had a sister (a nun – Sister Gertrude) who lived down the road from me in Christchurch NZ. Joyce wrote to her every week of his adult life – and when she died they burnt all the letters. However, it explains why the words of a Maori haka are perfectly quoted in one of his novels.

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