Welcome to the Ramblings of Mr Bump. I am Mr Bump, this is my blog, these are my words, and this is how I see "it" all from the kitchen table at the Bump House.
Does spelling really matter that much?
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rest can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Prttey amzanig huh?
Well it does matter to me (even though I am a terrible speller) because I feel it refects poorly on the writer. To cut down on my misspellings, I always proofread everything I write, and try to use a spell checker if one is available, but sometimes misspelled words slip by. It does matter, but it doesn't bother me when it happens. I edit!
Do I want to know if I misspelled any words in my blogs postings? Only if it bothers you, yes, then please let me know.
These are the 3 most popular "I Don't Really Care" email replies I get back from coworkers, regardless of the question or issue. Words never seem to fail me when I receive these cut and paste replies. I'm pretty sure I have them all figured out. They aren't fooling me. I will briefly try to explain each one to you.
1. Thanks for the update - This first one basically implies that you are aware of my concern or issue, and that you are currently looking into it, You replied so I should just be happy. What it really means: That You really don't care about this at all.
2. Keep me posted - This gem basically says that you are still in the loop, but that it's not your responsibility. What it really means: You really don't give a rat's ass about this issue, but it also shows your concern so just in case upper management needs to focus blame, you are off the hook.
3. Sounds good to me - This basically says that you have no idea what I am talking about, but since I seem to know what the solution is, have at it. What it really means: This removes all blame from you (sender), because basically you are just saying that it "sounds good", not full approval, it leaves squiggle room for the sender to blame elsewhere me (receiver).
I'm filing this under ramblings, because well I am rambling.