starcat_jewel (starcat_jewel) wrote in metaquotes,

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It's all part of the right-wing conspiracy!

It used to seem like the most common grammatical error on the web was misuse of apostrophes. Now it seems like there are misspelled homophones everywhere: even things like "rector" and "Richter", which barely qualify. I've noticed this a lot lately.

I think this is further evidence that people simply do not read enough anymore, and in the process learn how words are supposed to look when they are used/spelled correctly. Not only that, but our soundbite-driven culture dumbs down the thinking.

Either that, or homophobia has become so prevalent in Bush's America that recognition of homophones is now considered subversive and out of line with God's plan.

samhamm, commenting on a particularly egregious homophone error on MSN
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