I was reading the September 22 issue of People magazine today (yes, I like gossip magazines, they've my guilty pleasure. I've come to terms with it), and under the "Hot Downloads" section the reviewer recommends downloading Sarah McLachlan's "U Want Me 2". Well, I won't. No way. Do you want to know why? It's not because I have anything against Sarah McLachlan personally. She doesn't sing my style of music, but I'm sure that it's a great song. I just won't download it because the title isn't spelled out properly. Which is one of my big pet peeves. I mean, come on people, I'm sure that you can spell. How hard is it to write out "You Want Me To". Not that hard, right? I didn't think so.
The thing is, Sarah's not even a tween artist. I realize that tweens these days are all about texting, and that with texting the more condensed it is the better, but even tweens need to learn to spell! I think that it's just pure laziness on our part. If they don't learn to spell now, what will happen when they are in their 20's and 30's and are running our newspapers and writing our books?
(Sample newspaper article from 15 years from now) 2Day in the news 2 peple wre cot br8king in2 a house downtown. They r being held by the po po's for further questiong.
I shudder to think about it. Ugh. I think that I'll go and read a book now. Something in longhand.