There has been a lot of coverage in the newspapers recently describing spelling as one of the most -important skills needed today and how all of the influences of text (and or what is called these days ‘internet’)speak and auto corrections in mobile apps is changing our spelling and grammar for the worse.
Obviously when working for the Brighton Argus a newspaper based in sunny Brighton, Sussex, England spelling isn’t really very important at all.
Although this is probably not the best place to mention my translator’s brother Roger who was a wonderful person and excellent brother I am going too anyway, because Roger was a journalist of some repute and hated poor grammar and terrible spelling. Nine years ago today Roger decided to prompt an obituary on the cover of the regional newspaper he was working for at the time.
So if you do drink do please raise a glass to Roger Woodcock because quite simply if he was here now he would knock a few back with you, ladies and gentlemen I give you the one and only RW.
We will never see his like again!
About the Author
The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.
Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”
I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store at last, yes it’s my wonderful first book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ so what are you waiting for you lovely Apple users?