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The American language (It is not En

The American language (It is not En

The American language (It is not En

The American language (It is not English)

Are you a Professional Engineer?
    You can't spell, your grammar is terrible and your sentence structure is awful.
When you correspond, by letter or report or whatever, does your superb engineering work and skills overcome your language problems? NOT!!! Probably your superb engineering skills are overcome by your language deficiency. That is sad.

Engineering Times, (NSPE) May 2001 addresses the subject.
    A quote from "Colleges Paint Broader Engineering Curricula" is as follows;

"The areas that still need improvement, however, are communication, both written and oral, and the ability to confidently interact with less technical professionals."

Yes, I am and was a spelling guru, just ask my children. They learned to spell out of self-defense, to avoid parental criticism. I could spell very well in freshman year of college too, and was insulted to learn that the college had a mandatory spelling class, first thing, first  semester. ("Take it anyway, like it or lump it.") Those language skills were [or should have been] learned in grade school and high school.

I love attorneys [at least 97 out of 100]. They are the preservers of the language, regardless of the frequent and sometimes cruel "jokes" about them.

You are beyond grade school and high school, obviously, so how do you learn language skills?
First, you will have to be humble, and admit you need help. Your children, brothers, sisters, cousins, or spouse, may be willing to help, or you may choose formal schooling as in adult education.
Whatever, GET TO IT NOW. It is worthwhile! It is serious!

Maybe we can evade the USA Tower of Babel. It is upon us now. Maybe you can learn to hate 'ya know, like, I mean, basically, what I'm saying is, etc.'  Overheard in a store one day-- "are ya unnerstannin what I'm talkin at ya?". Heaven help us!

(Incidently, there  is arat in separate. It is NOT seperate.)

Subject: Spell Checker

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

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