Sunday, 28 July 2013
Great mysteries of our time
One can only hazard a guess as to why it is that when Cllr John Taylor has letters published in the local press, and a week rarely passes when he does not have a letter published, the letters are grammatically perfect and the spelling is faultless, but when it comes to grammar and spelling on his amusing little blog and YouTube channel the opposite is true.
Only recently did he make an embarrassing blunder by announcing the "Murcian Regiment" of the Spanish army were to parade in Tameside. However, today he uploads a video of the Droylsden St John's Castle Band playing in Dukinfield Park and he titles the video "St Johns Droylesden Dukinfield park".
Now I am no pedant, nor do I make claims of being grammatically perfect with everything I write, but hey, if I was the Deputy Executive Leader of a major metropolitan borough and a prolific writer of letters to the local press I would at least make the effort to get my spelling right and this brings me back to my original point; how come Cllr Taylor's writings are so polished when printed in the local press but so appallingly bad when published on his blog or YouTube channel? Surely he doesn't have an invisible 'letter writer' who writes letters on his behalf?