I’m going to be fried alive by some people I know just by posting this. But this anti-thesis to good grammar isn’t only intriguing. The arguments are, surprisingly, compelling enough to warrant at least some serious contemplation.
Before going any further (and getting threatened with bodily harm) a DISCLAIMER is in order: I DID NOT SAY THAT. Somebody else did in an online article (a professional writer and an English major, mind you) and I just paraphrased the title.
I won’t go through the details (you can read the full article yourself), but here’s the gist:
2) Typos maek us human.
3) Perfect writing is the result of demented, perfectionist thinking. (Now that’s way too harsh, don’t you think?)
4) Focus on shipping (translation: focus on getting people to read what you write)
Read the full article: Good Grammar Is Old Fashioned, Unnecessary and Bad for Your Career | BNET.
So next time you write an e-mail or text message, or post an entry in your blog or a status update in FB, you better review your work first and make sure that it is not perfect. Make typo errors here and there. It’s good for you. Beleive me.