Friday, August 07, 2009

I Iz Edumacated

My good friend Elephant's Child suggested I post this on my blog, after I shared it on Facebook. It's got a limited shelf life, since it is a house for sale, but I decided it was indeed good enough to pass on to you, my readers.

First of all, I must tell you that the realtor's page where you will see this is NOT the realtor who has this lovely home up for sale. However, I can't find the house yet on the actual realtor's webpage. If it shows up, I will pass it along. Anyway, go here and search for this MLS: 3055743. You should see the house in question. Click on the link, then read the description. Yes, it has a beautiful finished basement, complete with "naughty pine." We are becoming a nation of semi-illiterates. I see so many mistakes like this everywhere! It's humorous and sad at the same time. Also of note is the HUGE number of abbreviations used in this text. Yes, realtors use abbreviations all the time, but I think there is an extra-large (or should I say xtra-lg) number here. Non-homeschooling parents, please pay attention to what your kids are learning in school and shore up their education when needed! At least, parents who *aren't* semi-illiterate.


skatey katie said...

yeah, you know how i feel about spelling. i even use predictive text on my phone.
but i have had my mind blown by michael wesch this weekend, talking about multiliteracy/media literacy and thinking about implications for educators and parents...
it's about an hour long, so you might wanna skip to the end... lol

or watch a four minute clip here

mwah X

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I don't know; the video was interesting but not that exciting to me, but then my husband does so much with computers, is a contributor to Wikipedia, etc. that the video seems commonplace. :) I do think we need to maintain literacy and spelling and grammar even with our new technological capabilities. Not saying you said this, but we can't let the computer do all our thinking for us.