Of the many things in our culture that seem to be signposts of our crumbling civilization, few seem as striking to me as Americans growing inability to speak and write our one language. The more focused one becomes on grammar and spelling, the more they appear everywhere. I see typos in newspapers, unintelligible cyphers on signs, and then this–from the back of a tree service pickup in front of my store in Dallas. Can you spot the error? I’ve talked to quite a few people who cannot.
|From Summer 2011|