I'm A Poor Speller. But There Are Worse Than Me

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  1. Kitty Carmel

    Kitty Carmel Very Well-Known Member
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    Last evening I was watching an episode or Storage Wars. A box in a unit was labeled "droor" Now I'm very grateful for spell check making me appear to be a better speller than I am but this is way beyond me.

    Of coarse I have no idea what people went though with education. I certainly endured my own trials thought the public school system. In my late 20's deciding to try the junior college knowing I would fail but I'd try anyway and excelled. I always knew I wasn't stupid deep down yet told myself I was.

    But even I could then and now spell "drawer" This poor person. I hope they have other talents to get though life. They couldn't pay their storage bill unfortunately.
     
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    Yes its a bit sad but could be corrected if they put their mind to it#
    I suppose they just about get by as it is
     
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    I think that I have seen more examples of poor spelling since I moved to the South than I have seen before in my whole life. Sure, I know a few people who were spelling-challenged (or whatever the correct term is nowdays); but down here, it seems to be very prevelant, and with simple words. I think that it is because the people never learned correct pronunciation of words maybe, and because the do not pronounce something correctly, they also spell it wrong.
    One example that I see all of the time is saying “pin” instead of “pen” when referring to dogs/horses/pigs being in a “pin”.
    Another one is the mis-use of sell and sale. People will say they are going to “sale something” or that they have it “for sell”; just the opposite of how it should be used.
    When I see some of the things that people mis-spell in the sale ads, it often makes me chuckle. The funniest one that I remember is someone who posted that he had a “winter bagel “ for sale.
    In case you don’t know....... (in Alabama) that is a well-known brand of motorhome.
     
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    Yea - good points there Yvonne
    I'm probably an oddball on this, but I quite like that people spell as they speak - you've probably noticed meself
    doing just that :p

    @Yvonne Smith
     
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    I was watching a video on You Tube about hair styling. I was from Australia. I loved the way the woman said "pattern" She pronounced it as "'pa-on" That's what it sounded like. No t or r in her pronunciation.
     
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    I am worse than you... I cant spell to save my life and about my grammar you can forget.

    One of the reasons I don't write long posts is if my spell checker is not working after a long and I post it I will be sneered at.

    Do remember was taken in front of the class at about 7 years old and asked to spell my home town(RHYL) I panicked put the Y before the H then asked again put an I after the H asked again put an E after the H and was laughted at as I sent back to my desk crying my eyes out.

    Thank God for spell checkers
     
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    I thought I was a reasonably good speller, but as I age I find my self asking the computer how to spell more and more. most of the time I have spelled it right, it just looks wrong to me. I guess it must be a lack of confidence or something.
     
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    I sometimes forget how a word is spelled too and put (sp) behind it if I'm unsure.So far no one has corrected me.:D
     
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    I've done that (sp) too to avoid some internet spelling know it all stating something snotty. I have seen this on places like You Tube. Someone will post something, spell a word wrong or use the wrong "there" spelling and someone is berating them and calling them an idiot. I'd never do something like that to someone.
     
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    Far sell cheep, thurd grayed spellun book. Never bin yoused,
     
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    upload_2018-5-20_12-38-55.jpeg :p
     
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