Semi-truth in advertising
London, Ontario, March 2007
About this photo: Our Thematic Photographic theme this week is elemental. As a writer, the fundamental elements of my existence are proper spelling, grammar and general attention to detail. Increasingly, it seems, these elements are in short supply. Which leaves you with a choice: Either wonder why this is so, or head over here and share your own elemental vision.Not a day goes by that I don't see a sign somewhere that contains some sort of obvious error in spelling or grammar. I hate to sound like a writer who's always perfect - I'm not, after all - but it's almost as if people don't take the time to care about the quality of their work. It's not as if this is a tiny typo buried in the middle of a sea of text. It's a seven-word poster! You think SOMEONE would have proofed it.
Or maybe I'm just expecting too much in this apparent age of mediocrity.
Your turn: Am I justified in being frustrated? Or should I simply accept that mediocrity is the new normal in the modern world?
Note: Caption This will return next week.