Is Correct Language Important?

While we know that spelling isn’t an indicator of intelligence (Horn, 1960), we should, and do, place judgments on dumbed-down or plainly incorrect language and spelling. If you don’t believe me, tell me how you would feel dropping your kids off outside this school.

A road contractor hired to paint the word “school” on a freshly paved stretch of road near Southern Guilford High School in North Carolina rendered the traffic area in question in a “shcool” zone.

McWilliams Consulting