Thursday, February 16, 2012

PREMIER"S DIAMOND JUBILEE GREETING: PENMANSHIP OR SPELLING ERROR?


21 comments:

Jay L said...

Real?

Peter L. Whittle said...

right out of the book in the lobby in the confed building

Anonymous said...

Pretty low blow, your no spelling champ yourself!

Anonymous said...

small things amuse small minds

Anonymous said...

She would not fair well on Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader contest. If that is any indication of her intellectual ability we really fucked!

Anonymous said...

Small minds indeed!

No biggie at all, it is not like this is a reflection of the Premier's ability to govern. It is not a mistake or a typo, this is our premier. The same person who wants us to have confidence in her math skills on the Lower Churchill Development.

Embarrassing is an understatement!

Brad Cabana said...

She's in a position to do a job for the boys behind her. They don't want her to be too good, because if she were it would create problems for them when it comes time to get rid of her. Sad days for Newfoundland and Labrador - again.

Wm. Murphy said...

Pretty low blow, your no spelling champ yourself!

....and Peter isn't the Premier either!!

small things amuse small minds

....do you always take the time to comment on people making comments on small things?

Anonymous said...

When are you going to pick up on Jones
use of the language or is the odd slip of a letter in a word more important....

Peter L. Whittle said...

You obviously do not read my posts in any detail. Been critical of my old classmate on too many occasions to count. However, not seen anything by Yvonne that compares to this.

If the tables were turned, I would be on Yvonne as well. Of course Yvonne probably learned to write in University, college and while practicing as a journalist.

Its a bit like a bridge engineer arguing that it doesn't matter if a calculation is just wrong by a little bit. It does matter. It matters a lot.

It matters even more when you are the premier of a province in which we are supposed to be proud of our new energy, confidence and ability.

Anonymous said...

My feeling would be that if someone can't be bothered with their spelling and grammar at this stage what chance is there that they would be conscientious about the quality of their work.

Anonymous said...

Spelling and grammar are the keys to understanding the written word.
I understand that not everybody is a good speller or able to punctuate correctly, but anything that is for public consumption should be properly spelled.

Poor form for a leader.

Anonymous said...

followed the link from Twitter. Not much of a blog reader. Since everyone in Canada, at least, is exposed to the concept of correct spelling (attendance of some form of education is mandatory, "ignorance" is no longer an excuse. However, if one declines to attempt to apply said rules of spelling to one's own communications, this does seem to be an indicator that one lacks the intelligence to do so. Just saying.

Brad Cabana said...

Unfortunatley, the note is addressed to the Queen herself.It's not as if it was a note to a friend, or even a comment on a blog. To the Queen herself. Didn't KD officially open a school today?

Anonymous said...

It is not bad spelling that makes a person an idiot, but bad spelling will make people think that you're an idiot

Anonymous said...

Peter, Peter, Peter. How can you claim to be non-partisan and publish this shit!

Kathy is the greatest premier we have ever had. Sincere, motherly and honest. Who cares if she can not spell. Her heart and her mind are in the right place.

Peter L. Whittle said...

I don't think she is the greatest premier ever but when this was forwarded to me I thought it was worthy of a conversion. It s certainly not going to bring the government to a screeching halt. I am a little torn, she seems to make her ts differently. Sometimes they are crossed, other times not.

Lets see if there is a call for a Royal Commission into the handwriting etiquette of the Premier. In the next debate, the leaders should participate in a spelling bee, Dan Quayle can moderate.

I think the government is safe, unless some caucus member wants to pull a Maggie Thatcher on the leader in caucus next week over her penmanship!

dylan said...
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Anonymous said...

BTW it should be "you're" no spelling champ yourself.
Just saying.

Anonymous said...

Get a Life, you and Brad Cabana.

Peter L. Whittle said...

I have a life, one that allows me the privilege to express my opinion.

I admit to being a tempest in a tea pot.

For the record my penmanship is horrible, it would make a doctor look good.

Sure made for an interesting exchange.