I wonder if they are just stroking my ego, or if they are simply livid about my use of complex sentence structures. Anyway, the blog readability test tells me that this is a "genius level" blog.
They probably just picked up on the fact that I don't spend enough time editing posts.
The funny thing, though, is that I actually like complex sentences. If I did more editing, it would be to fix mistakes and not to dumb down the writing.
It takes a complex sentence to convey a subtle idea.
One of the reasons that I detest the public schools is that they have been systematically dumbing down both our language and our population. The modern public school has actually convinced millions of people that thinking and writing on a fourth grade level is a good thing.
Schools teach students to sit down with a grammar checker and work until they've pulled all of the beauty from the language. What gives what that?