Now I don’t claim to be an excellent writer. In fact, I fall into that same category, “spelling deficient.” Which is why I tend to use a lot of slang when writing these blogs. Besides that’s the way that I talk. You know, “youse” “dese,” “dem,” “dose,” along with “gonna” and “cripes” “hafta” and my favorite, “WTF.” Of course, “WTF” I could actually spell out, because not only does it save time to simply write, “WTF,” but WTF, saves me valuable writing space. Besides, you all know by now what the hell I’m trying to write anyhow. So why waste my time spelling things out.
Now here’s a simple lesson on how the human mind works. I’m going to write something below with all kinds of misspells, which is also the way I talk, which is also why I’m no longer on the radio, but, which you will completely understand if you take your time reading it.
“Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtosy, it deosn’t mattaer 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 rset 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.
Fcuknig amzanig huh?”
I’ll betcha 95 percent of you people reading this completely understood every freakin’ wrod…or….um….word.
So, that said, which I just did, why should I worry about spelling when writing this blog when for the most part all of you completely understand what the hell I’m writing. It only matters if I were a serious journalist, which I am not, or if I were going to attempt to be in the running for a Pulitzer Prize.
The Pulitzer Prize was named after Joseph Pulitzer, a newspaper publisher, who, most likely had trouble spelling as well, so, he decided to award prizes to anyone who could spell better than himself. I think the very first “Pulitzer Prizes” were found in “Cracker Jack” boxes many years ago, but, because the prizes were so sought after, and Mr. Pulitzer couldn’t keep up with the demand for people seeking those prizes in Cracker Jacks, he decided that it was much easier to hand out money. Which is the main reason prizes in Cracker Jack boxes today are kinda cheapo.
The Pulitzer Prizes are awarded in the category of: four for journalism, (count me out on that one) four for letters and drama, (I do write a lot of letters but mostly to complain about something, so I don’t think that counts, and as far as drama goes, the only drama in my life is scratching a damn lottery ticket)
The last two awards are for education, one award. Which I guess is presented to anyone with a good education who can actually spell without using spell check. The last award, four of them, are presented in the category of travelling scholarships. Most of those are awarded to travelling salesmen I think. Or, scholars travelling on a ship somewhere. Henceforth the term, “scholarships.”
But, I personally do not think that I will ever be in line for a Pulitzer Prize. Which is one reason I still buy Cracker Jacks. HEY!……at least I get some stinkin’ prize for writing this stuff day in and day out. It’s kinda like my own reward for a job well done. Plus, I really do like Cracker Jacks.
The point of all this, if I can figure out a point that is…um…….(thinking)
Oh yeah, the point of all this is that if you ever have any intention of becoming an author or a serious journalist, learn how to spell first, then how to write some really good letters that have a lot of drama in them, or become a travelling salesman with a scholarship. Then you’re in the running for a Pulitzer Prize. Or, if you don’t make it, at least think about writing your own blog where no one gives a rats ass about how you spell. Works for me.
Frankly, (yeah, I know, don’t call you Frank) there should be a Pulitzer Prize for bloggers. And, seeing that Mr. Pulitzer is no longer with us, perhaps someone with a lot of money could start something similar to the Pulitzer Prize…………………………………………..
As long as that person has a substantial bank roll to work with and his name isn’t Lipschitz or something.
I rest my case.
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