Tingling in my brain

by Ingrid Kvalvik
(Escondido, CA)

Dear Sir or Madam,

Why do you associate a message sent to you from a smartphone with a submission filled with poor grammer and spelling errors? Do the mechanisms used to transmit a message created in this manner routinely replace correct grammer with an incorrect version? Does this same process also change the spelling of words to suit some protocol somewhere?
Please respond to my query as I am the type of person who simply must make efforts to understand that which seems to make no sense.
While you're at it please indicate any errors you find in this message.
Thank you in advance for your time and attention in this matter.
Ingrid Kvalvik

Ha, Ingrid, what an interesting letter! I suppose I could reply by saying it's January 1, not April 1!

Except for the spelling of the word grammar, yours is perfect, and I never worrying about making a small correction here and there.

But so many entries today are written from the UK and America in appalling English and I find it irritating that folk from Pakistan and the Philippines can take the time to write in tolerably good grammar.

I don't know that poorly written letters by Brits and Americans are from not so smartphones, but I have a strong suspicion that it is so. I used to spend hours correcting them, but no longer. Queries written in crappy English from people who are obviously English speaking just don't get a reply. Full stop, I have better things to do in life.

As the boss here at this establishment, I tolerate no other opinion!

Thank you for your interesting and challenging letter. Touché.

Dr B

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