You never realize how important spelling is until you misspell something for everyone to see. Recently, I read “Spelling’s not for everyone, Mr. Precedent” by Allan Follow. The articles was about the numerous times that President Trump has misspelled words in his tweets. For example, the time where he tweeted, “I am honered to server you, the great American People, as the 45th President of the United States!”, he later deleted the tweet.
Personally, I can’t really blame people for having typos in tweets and social media posts. I think they’re funny and you can’t really help it especially when you’re tweeting in the heat of the moment or even just for fun. But as the president of the United States the number of times that President Trump has misspelled words in his posts are a little concerning (“shoker” for shocker, “chocker” for choker, “insticts” for instincts and my personal favorite, “unpresidented” for unprecedented). I understand that he is constantly busy and often does not have time to comb over his tweets and look for typos, but doesn’t he have others who can do that for him? It’ll probably take less than a minute to proofread.
All in all, I think this article really made me realize how important spelling is, but at the same time how spelling mistakes can happen to everybody, even the president of the United States.