Greg Cox wrote:
Meanwhile, Castle faces every writer's worst nightmare: a potential son-in-law who thinks spelling stifles creativity.
The horror, the horror . . . ..
I guess its your personal horror?
Strangely enough as someone who has been trained in linguistics, I'm not turned off by bad spelling. I view it more as an evolution of the language.
Ah, but Castle is not a linguist, he's a professional writer.
Trust me, as someone who has spent much of his adult life editing and proofreading manuscripts and page proofs . . . we take spelling very
It's an occupational hazard. I cringe if I find a misspelled word in a restaurant menu. (Don't get me started on "sweat and sour soup.") And have been known to keep myself awake in meetings by proofreading copy . . . .
And whatever writer wrote that line clearly knew how much it would rankle Castle!