The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

QOTD – CA NY our eadt his?

acorcidng to reasrch fi yuo cna raed tihs yuo haev a vrey ueselss sikll

nd f y r rdng ths sntnc thn y hv prvn tht vwls r mstly uslss lttrs n th rdng f wrds. jst syn

2 b honest, eye dont actually care 2 much if you Cannes read these sentences, but I am intrigued to find out IF you are reading them.

Or other sentences.  Or words.

Reading is good.

Mark Twain once said that he who does not read good books has no advantage over those who cannot read.

I only mostly agree.  I often wonder regarding the argument of what is good.  Who determines good- the intellectual elite? the capitalists? the groundlings?

James Frey was considered a genius when he wrote his run-on sentence, stream-of-conscious, Thousand Little Pieces until we found out he was lying.  Shakespeare made up thousands of the words he wrote.

But if a teenager attempting to express his or her self ignores punctuation or struggles with spelling… well… moron, that’s a C.  At best.

What is more important to you, the feeling or the formality?


About Jamaal

Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

3 comments on “QOTD – CA NY our eadt his?

  1. Hunter
    March 8, 2014

    First off, managed to read the first and third sentence, third one was completely illegible to me. So good job stopping me in the middle.

    In regards to formality or feeling, I prefer a mix. The formality helps to keep things legible at least, but a bit of a personal touch is important so it’s not just another face in the metaphorical crowd.

    • Hunter
      March 8, 2014

      And i messed up, i meant to say i could read the first and third sentence, but not the second. Really should proof read it thoroughly before hitting enter.

      • JG Allan
        March 8, 2014

        second sentence is missing all vowels.

        “and if you are reading this sentence then you have proven…”

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