In his fifties now, the author cringes every time he hears or reads the abuse that is being heaped on the English Language. Technological advances have brought much convenience, but there is also a downside. That downside, of course, being the savagery that has been unleashed on the English Language, in particular over the course of the last two decades.
For the author, it is not just the mindless abbreviations that rankle. More painful to bear are the misspelling and inaccurate punctuations that not only remain uncorrected, but also become popular, accepted and finally propagated by the virtual Powers That Be on information super-highways. Others call it progress. The author looks on it as regression and destruction of a profoundly beautiful language. Though not his own language, English is what he speaks and writes best, having grown up in an English-speaking household.
In an effort to preserve the vestiges of sanctity of the English Language, he turned to writing this year.
He started with the series, Dawgie Tales. It is a compilation of ten volumes, centred around the adventures and exploits of Charlotte, the author's adorable Shih Tzu. Dawgie Tales is also known as the Charlotte the Pup Series. The author is planning to release other titles in the near future as well.
It may be a losing battle, with the author immensely outnumbered, but he will continue to write English the way it should be written, be it in a book, an e-mail message, a social media post or a text message. His love and respect for the English Language will not be compromised, though some may term him old-fashioned, obsolete or a dinosaur.
The author takes great pains to write in a style that can be understood by the younger generations, while also catering somewhat to the sophisticated literary palates of more mature readers. To this end, he uses reasonably simple language with uncomplicated syntax, interspersed with bigger words. Some of these words are long forgotten ones, while others are rapidly declining in their popularity, too.
The author, at this juncture, requests your forgiveness, understanding as well as feedback, if you should find spelling or punctuation errors, as he is struggling with failing eyesight.