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Hey, Mr President: It's time to make spellcheck great again

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By NANCY BENAC

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It's alternative spell! Who are you to say they're wrong ?

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Is it important? Well, the content of a communication is the most important part of it, so you could say that if people can understand it, it's OK. But, on the other hand, the way a person communicates carries an extra message with it. If the person speaks loudly, is angry or nervous, this forms another part of the communication.

Poor spelling and grammar usually mean that the person doesn't read books very much. And this says to us that the person is not very intelligent. Trump is a case in point. He seems to get his information mostly from TV.

And then, there is the danger of a mistake giving the wrong idea. This is a Bushism, from another President who took amazing liberties with the English language: "And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I'm sorry it's the case, and I'll work hard to try to elevate it."

I think he meant "alleviate," at least I hope so.

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Guess spelling is just not (another one of) Trump's main priority (-ies).

As long as people get his message he doesn't care.

Or maybe ... he really is an illiterate? That would, of course, explain quite a few things.

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He's too busy spitting out his tweets to care.

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Even if Trump learned to spell his writing would still be full of lies.

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Looking at his tweets, I'd say Trump is a two finger typist.

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I think it's a cultural and, to a lesser extent perhaps, generational thing.

Nothing against Americans but it seems grammar, eloquence or general knowledge isn't 'that' important for many. Bush jr for example had big gaps too (geography, history etc) and wasn't even ashamed of it.

I think many Americans prefer 'doers' and see spelling, knowledge etc as optional rather than prerequisites even for potus. Each to their own i guess but i know i would have little respect for a candidate who can't spell or thinks Bahrain is in Africa.

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I think it's a cultural and, to a lesser extent perhaps, generational thing

highlighting the calibre of this baby boomer president?

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This is unpresidented, bigly.

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Make America grate again!

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Look at the typos...are not the typos in question most with the adjacent letter on the keyboard, or a letter left out?

Truth be told, the AP has it derriere hurt because Trump has attacked the so-called "Journalism" such as the caliber of the above fine piece.

I, for one, am lovin it!!

(Yes, I purposely misspelled "loving", so?)

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I was very amused at many of the comments, especially those listed below.

'Poor spelling and grammar usually mean that the person doesn't read books very much.'

'I think many Americans prefer 'doers' and see spelling, knowledge etc as optional rather than prerequisites even for potus.

Each to their own i guess but i know i would have little respect for a candidate who can't spell or thinks.

'Guess spelling is just not (another one of) Trump's main priority (-ies).'

'there is the danger of a mistake giving the wrong idea...'

'Bush jr for example had big gaps too (geography, history...'

'Or maybe ...he really is an illiterate?'

'Truth be told, the AP has it derriere hurt-because Trump has attacked the so-called "Journalism" such as the caliber of the above fine piece.

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