Perhaps people are reading less?

Here’s my theory: People are reading less and spending more time watching TV/Movies.

Sure, this may help to expand vocabulary, but does very little for spelling or grammar.  When I was a kid, I used to read voraciously.  As a result, I tend to notice spelling and grammatical errors without trying.

Most of the reading kids are doing these days seems to be on-line.  If they are reading Wikipedia or other such things, then the quality is fairly high, and it would seem to be a benefit.  However, prowling Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Twitter, and other dross merely exposes them to other people’s sloppy writing.


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