Letters: April 30, 2010

More on poor grammar

I wholeheartedly agree with Jill Kramer about the improper use of standard English language in our media (“Just between you and …” April 16). I often notice the same problem, not only with the written language but the spoken language of those who (theoretically) should know better. And it was amazingly ironic that I followed reading her letter with a browse through the “Eye on the Coast” column by Bill Arballo.
Mr. Arballo seems like a nice guy in his picture (don’t know him personally) and I do understand that his column is meant to be a “folksy” look at the local happenings. However, I can only imagine that his continued use of “becuz” and “sez” and “biz” shortcut abbreviations must have a detrimental effect on those who are not experts in our local language. And certainly anyone who is not familiar with the area would have a hard time distinguishing between the “Harbor City” or “Surfside City” or “Flower Capital” references. Hey, I’ve lived here for over 30 years and it sometimes causes me to pause!

Dr. Jeffrey Anshel
Encinitas

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