The Internet and Your Spelling: A Guide

by Heather

Guest Post

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Stephanie. You can find her over at This is her first flowchart. Be nice.

Have you ever been frustrated by the lack of proper spelling and grammar on the Internet? It is a dangerous, scary world out there. Venture away from the Word Blog for just one second and you might (will) find spelling errors, an astonishing lack of respect for capital letters, and inconsistencies galore. You will also probably develop a prominent desire to [sic]. I understand.

So when should you relax? When is it okay to stop using the shift key? Don’t worry. Just print out this chart, keep it handy, and watch all your Internet word-usage insecurities disappear.

Click on the flowchart to see a larger version of it.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather April 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Thanks for the question, Cheryl. I’ve posted your answer here:

Cheryl April 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm

A toughie……. what is the meaning of “hesternal”. I have found it used in a novel.

Stephanie March 24, 2010 at 10:49 am

Maybe I ran out of space… There’s only so much Paint can do for you.

Victory Essex March 22, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Enlightening…only, what if you’re not on IM?

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