(This post is misspelled on purpose)
I hd mny spling lesons as a chld bt don remmber ny of thm. Trmp mst be sme weig, bcuz on hs twitter he spull tings vry wrung. He don knw to spel nd nither do me. Redin ths is probbly vry har fur u. Bt, I hve rigts in the furst ammandment tht alloow me to spek me mnd howver I wnt. Tchniclly Trmp don ned knw how speel, bt wood halp wth his respeckbilty and mke him moor appling and sem mre proffsionl. As I wrt lke ths u probly thnk I don knw much aboot anthin if can evn spal right. Ths is wht Allan Follow tlks aboot in ths artcle. So, hw can da ppel be expctud to rspect Trump if cent right wrds lak “honored”.
The point of writing the preceding paragraph with terrible spelling and grammar is to show how much your view of someone can be tainted by the way they spell or speak. After reading the first sentence, many people probably turned away thinking I wasn’t worth their time if I couldn’t even spell “had”. But, even though Trump misspells simple words, he was elected as president of the United States. This implies that people don’t care that much about spelling, or the professionalism of the person in charge of their country. Spelling may not seem like that big of a deal, but like Fallow says, it creates a gap between the elite and the others in this country. If someone were to turn in an application with as many spelling errors with some of Trump’s tweets, they probably wouldn’t get the job, but he got his and it is definitely way more important than the imaginary job I just talked about. So, this has to cause even more of a feeling of separation of the people from the president when they are forced to always pay attention to spelling for the most simple of jobs, but Trump doesn’t. This is a big problem, especially since there’s already such a big divide between people of the Trump presidency. Maybe it’s not such a big deal (we are in an age of technology that corrects our sentences for us so why should we care about knowing how to spell?), but maybe it has bigger implications about our president as a whole.
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