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Said Can’t be Bothered to Couldn’t Care Less:

"Yes you may think that my poem's in a mess,

    But why should I worry? What's that to me?

    It's only a poem, you surely can see.  

     

"Use a spell-checker?  I haven't the time.

Mistakes in one's spellings are hardly a crime.

    My friends aren't concerned.  They understand well.

    So why should I bother to learn how to spell?    

 

“Use an apostrophe?  They’re not meant for ME.

They're far too annoying.  Don't you agree?

    Use punctuation?  Now, don't be insane!

    I'm not going all through my poem again.    

 

"Now texting’s arrived to help things on the way,

And, hopefully, texting has come here to stay.

    And living today, in our up-to-date times,

    Im happy to keep jotting down all me rimes."

TALKING POINT:

 

Texting?  I am a 120 words per minute Pitman's shorthand writer, and I may write skeleton words, but they have to be transcribed with correct English spelling.  Texting shouldn't mean that you really can't be bothered to learn the correct spelling does it?

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