In a recent study of US presidential candidates, Republican supporters have been found to have worse grammar and spelling than Democrat supporters, with Donald Trump’s supporters making the most errors on Continue reading “Trump supporters found to have worst English skills”
According to an article from The Wall Street Journal, the correct use of grammar is a sought-after quality on online dating sites, with it coming second only to personal hygiene.
This observation comes from a survey by Continue reading “Grammar is important on dating sites”
Tottenham Hotspur football club has apologised to former ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky after giving him a team shirt with his name spelled incorrectly.
It may sound hard to believe, but a single spelling mistake can result in a drastic reduction in sales. Back in 2011, online entrepreneur Charles Duncombe famously said in an interview with the BBC that just one spelling error could Continue reading “The true cost of spelling mistakes”
A British woman has confessed to the attempted murder of her husband because of a spelling mistake on a forged ‘do not resuscitate’ note.
Douglas Patrick, a 72-year-old retired bus driver, originally fell ill Continue reading “Woman pleads guilty to attempted murder because of spelling mistake”
According to a recent survey commissioned by Dictionary.com, the 18–34 age group is the most annoyed by grammatical errors on social media. This contradicts the popular image of this tech-savvy generation using abbreviations and Continue reading “Survey finds that grammatical errors annoy young adults the most”
A spelling mistake has been discovered in the name of a road in a Continue reading “Misspelled road name too expensive to correct”
A U.S. woman has successfully appealed a parking ticket because of a missing comma in Continue reading “Woman challenges parking ticket over missing comma”
Lucy Watson from the reality programme Made in Chelsea recently launched her new fashion range, but there is some controversy about a rogue apostrophe on a t-shirt.
The offending slogan read Continue reading “TV star’s new clothing line sports grammatical error”
In an interview with USA Today, Geoffrey Nunberg, a linguist at the school of information at UC Berkeley, and Sandra Disner, associate professor of linguistics at the University of Southern California, claimed that correct spelling was more vital than ever in the age of autocorrect.
While many people rely on software to catch typos and misspellings, Nunberg and Disner maintained Continue reading “Linguistic experts say spelling still matters”