“Axel, your typos and grammar suck” – I know.
|To be honest, it depressed me every time I write something and needed to get somebody else review it and rewrite it. Then I found this, on a wall of my car mechanic:Only great minds can read this
This is weird, but interesting!
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are,the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit apboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef,but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs you unredtsand erevyithng esle I write.
10 years ago I moved to the US. But I have to admit that my German is not much better and nor is my French. My Latin is pretty rusty too and so is my Italian.
Albert Einstein a Swiss guy you may have heard of, also once was dismissed because of his bad grammar. So there are people who are very good in art, math, abstract thinking, visionary, handy craft work… writing was never my strength.
It is not lack of respect for the audience, but a lack of writing skills. I would never consider myself a professional writer – despite the fact I published two books.
I had to decide:
A) I hire a public relations professional who does my writing and prepare my speeches
B) I accept to be dismissed by some but remain authentic for the others.
I decided for the latter one.