If everyone made their own nuts and bolts and their own wrenches, how would we ever manufacture things in a consistent manner? If you bought a car from Joe, none of your tools would work. You couldn't even borrow Steve's tools to fix it because Steve's are entirely different from either yours, or Joe's. They came up with this wonderful idea called "standardization". Now, a 1/2" wrench that fits a 1/2" nut on Joe's car will also fit a 1/2" nut on Steve's car. COOL! We can all use the SAME THING in order to work on ALL OUR CARS! We can even communicate
using this standard! When we say "I need a 1/2" wrench" many other people will know exactly what we are talking about because, since the idea has been standardized
, it becomes more universal.
The exact same principle is inherent in language and the writing of that language. It has been standardized so that all may look at what is written and all who read may comprehend in the exact same manner.
When a person decides to write in their own little special way.......it is below standard
. It is like Joe going out and making his own car using his own sized nuts and bolts then trying to work on it by borrowing your tools.
"Hey! Can I borrow one of your....um....you know....wrenches that your pinky fits into but not your ring finger?"
"You mean a 1/2 inch?"
"Well...no. You see, I made up my own bolt sizes."
Brilliant. Real frickin' handy, huh? Kinda like reading crap where someone can't even take the .000000002 seconds to hit the shift key or the period button. For what reason, exactly? In order to be "original"? I know it's not due to lack of intelligence. I see some of the most brilliant ideas come from folks who have to be either lazy, uncaring, or just plain neglectful. How can some of these folks, who are obviously smart as hell, notmeet the standard