Sunday, July 5, 2009

Be cows it needed translation...

As most of you know my hubby is presently working in a max security prison. He was able to change from regular horrid shift work and make a move to a 8-5 job at the prison, working in their law library. The prisoners are whiners, he comes home with some of the most insane stories I just could not even begin to tell you. Last week he brought home a letter written to the law library, it was a prisoner complaining about something. I can barely tell what, the spelling is so bad it took no less than 4 people to decipher out one of the words. There is a scan of the letter here on my hubby's blog the Recalcitrant Beagle. Click on it to make it bigger (legible) and you'll get the idea.
Here are some translations

Labarey = Library
eney = any
mall = mail (he makes this same mistake no less than 5 times in this 1 page)
Petorcens = Peterson (the woman in charge and she, like all the other CO's, wears a name tag.
nuw = new (seriously, it's a 3 letter word)
recev = receive (I'm going to cut him some slack on this one. Not everyone learned i before e except after c)
gith = get (come on now peeps!)
thosday = Thursday
be cows = because
wensday (and I'll give him this one, people have trouble with Wednesday)
Detator = this is the one no one could figure out, best we can tell he was trying to say dictator
wat = wait
falt = fault
Shey = she
or = are
alowd = allowed
mor = more
wot = what

He doesn't use periods but as far as I can figure this is one page long and 6 sentences. 6 SENTENCES. With 16 miss spellings repeated several times. Whoa man, we've got some serious issues in our scholastic system don't you think? A few that slipped between the cracks maybe? I had some trouble with his miss spellings too, a lot of them didn't make sense. Even if all you had to go on was sounding a word out dictator wouldn't come out as detator. Who knows, maybe he meant something entirely different but even the other prisoners were laughing their butts off at this pathetic writing. It's not as if he hasn't had the opportunity to better his reading and writing skills either, he's been in for over 3 years. They have a library and lets face it, time...

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Ouch. That's painful.