I don’t know about you, but I hate, loath, and despite malapropisms in the books I persue. I mean, these days it’s sometimes implausible to get through a single paraphrase of an Indie-arthured nouvelle without finding too or three of them weighting on the page to flustrate your very last nerve! You’d think by now that the need for prove-reading a manuscript prioritized to publicity would be a mute point. It’s not like we writer typos haven’t heard it reverberated numerous times. Prove! Prove! Prove your righting! Surely we should have learned our lesson! But know! Everywhere you look, their they are, well-established and reputed arthurs tantalizing the English language with numberous grammatical eros. And its not like these writers are even strifing for irony! Not like there aiming for self-depreciating humor. It’s enough to render a reader prostate with grieve. Okay, so we weren’t all born child progenies, not all of us can udder a dozen cleaver antidotes at a fancy de trop cocktail party. But does ignoramus have to rain supreme? The statue of imitations hasn’t exactly run out on diligence and desiccation! There’s no stigmata attached to consulting a grammar book and dictionaries haven’t exactly been admonished from the planet! How could anyone in there rite mind argumentative that asking a writer to run a spell check ranks in the same categorization as asking them to circumvent the globe! Whatever happened to the milk of human kindness between writers and there readers, or have we all become lacktoast intolerant of a sudden? And please know that the whole point of this little rant isn’t to so the seeds of dysentery among Indie writers. I’m not weighting hear with baited breathe for the wraith of Indie-arthurs world-wide to reign down on my head. On the contrarian, it’s just that our writing ought writely to jive with long established principals of English grammar, don’t you think? For it’s no allusion: if we don’t pay attention to the perpendiculars of our work, the critics most assiduously will!
PS: So, how many did you spot?
- Malapropism (abeyweera.wordpress.com)