Don’t Believe the Skeptic Who Cannot Write
Skeptics beware. Your message falters when you cannot get your facts straight. Or your rant is littered with grammatical errors. Or you use inconsistent logic. Merely ranting without evidence is just a rant. Credibility includes using proper grammar and conducting research. Skeptics without credibility are angry ranters. I call them “Haters.”
Three examples include grammatical issues, misspelling words, and using incorrect names.
Most of the errors involve the its versus it’s quandary. This is a grade school refresher. It’s = It is. If you cannot (note one word) substitute “it’s” with “it is,” then use “its.” Grade school, folks.
Double-checking your spelling is vital. Researching the spelling is imperative. Case in point: The Villisca Ax Murder House. The official website kills me. Two spellings are used 1) “Ax” and 2) “Axe.” The first spelling is appropriate. In American English, ax is spelt without the “e.” The British spelling contains the “e.” Personally, I don’t care which version is used, but pick one! If I was asked which one would be best, I would recommend the American spelling. We are in America.
The final error is when the blogger doesn’t verify the names and proper spelling of people. One blog identified “Stacey Jones” as “Shannon Jones.” Big mistake. Even bigger when someone reads it in context as the Stacey Jones who is a demonologist. She’s well-known. Show her some respect. Get it right.
As a believer, blogger, and researcher, my writings are scrutinized. So should yours. Take a refresher course in English Composition. Buy a handbook. Use it and refer to it often.
Skeptics who cannot write effectively, properly, or correctly lose credibility. Illiteracy isn’t a defense. Now, don’t get me started on ending punctuation belonging inside the ending quotation mark.