tangor - 1:50 am on Jun 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
leosghost, I love you dearly, but you missed the point. You sometimes do, but I won't hold that against you). Paid writers, especially for newspapers, radio, tv, film, websites, are of a general mold... but where those writers reside, or how far that bit of income they receive enhances their lives... has nothing to do with the commonality of pay-for-hire COPY writers* and their body of work or work ethic or skills.
I see we ultimately say the same thing "we are trying to get him to understand", and salutes to you and all others in the thread for attempting to do the same. Just chose a different path to illustrate exactly why we get the same old krap from Tom, Dick, and Harry regardless of pay... there's only so many ways one can cover the same subject. The way to avoid that is to have a different subject than anyone else, such as inventing a better mouse trap...
Check your "English" spell checker for origin. There's "US/American English" and "UK/British English" and there's quite a difference between them. Last time I looked, we (on the West Side of the Pond) switched extra vowel use and spelling back in 1776. :)
*Not to be confused with copyright(er) as a COPY WRITER is one who writes copy for either advertising, announcements, general information, or specifications.