“Do Not Submit Articles Filled With Spelling Errors And Bad Grammar – We Ignore Rubbish”
What kind of tactless person would write: “Do Not Submit Articles Filled With Spelling Errors And Bad Grammar – We Ignore Rubbish”?
What do think of this little gem from some editor: “Do not submit articles filled with spelling errors and bad grammar, we ignore rubbish” ? All the subtlety of a brick but none of the charm, wouldn’t you say?
Whoever sends stuff like that in wouldn’t notice they were sending rubbish anyway. That’s why they send it.
The donkeys who write stuff like, “Do not submit articles filled with spelling errors and bad grammar, etc.” must feel entitled and righteous about their efforts. Like they know everything.
Sure, they must be busier than a blue-arsedfly. So any carelessness and inefficiency gets them two degrees above furious. I get that. But it’s still way shabby.
Plus, it’s bloody naïve to expect people handing in shoddy stuff to suddenly become conscientious. Then again, pigs can fly can’t they?
The cocksure type needs to realise falling off a very high horse makes them look pretty stupid. Try as we might, we all struggle to some degree with spelling, grammar, punctuation, and whatever else wordy. So, nobody should feel that bad about it (after all, you can’t be good at everything).
Meaning, for all those editors or managers who like to lay down the law with statements like “Do not submit articles filled with spelling errors and bad grammar and I yell in the face of those that do…”, I say, see Manners 101 and try getting over your God complex.
Even consider a manners transplant. It’s just under the spleen. Vent your spleen too much and your manners start packing it in.
Instead of replaying toddler temper tantrums some people need to move on. Not good when they were three. Downright terrible when they’re nursing a beer gut and a face full of superficial veins about to explode.
It’s bloody embarrassing.
Much more reasonable to say, “Please do not submit articles filled with spelling errors and bad grammar as we do not have the resources to fix these for you”. Queen’s English.
Much more bloody civilized.
Whatever you’re doing, you could say what you like in a dozen ways without getting up people’s nose. It’s part of being a grown up. Comes straight after potty training, and saying, “O-ohhhh.”
So, here’s my tip to all those tactless turkeys that you and I know who keep making aggressive demands like “And for the last time do not submit articles filled with spelling errors and bad grammar - we ignore rubbish - because we are way too sexy for our shirts”. Sack ‘em. Then go somewhere else.