Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Romney spelling errors: sloppy or sly?

The internet spell checkers caught yet another typo in Romney campaign material. I'm with the commenter who suggests this is a cheap and cynical ploy to get more attention to the sites. If they were spelled correctly, the response would likely be a collective yawn. Spelling errors are catnip for the snarkerati, drawing in tons of mockery. And mockery = traffic. Which I might mention as an aside, is probably why McMegan still has a job and just got another plum sinecure at The Beast.

As the saying goes, no such thing as bad press as long as they spell your name right.

Adding, it occurs to me that these silly and avoidable errors also serve to cement the loyalty of the anti-intellectual base. All those highfalutin liberals with their fancy pants edumacation and spellin rules think they're better 'n us salt of the earth conservative folk... Seems to me, mockery just reinforces the tribal solidarity.

[More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

Labels: , , ,

Bookmark and Share


Post a Comment

<< Home