Y’all know about spell check.
Y’all know you should use it.
We’ve all been nagged about spelling since we began school. Friday didn’t feel like Friday until the weekly spelling quiz was over.
Spelling is telling, and it might be telling secrets about somebody.
Somebody was not paying attention to those little red squiggly lines that show something is spelled incorrectly. Or maybe they’re color blind? Or don’t know how to right click?
Somebody’s boss may need to hire someone else to write eye-catching headlines.
Somebody was not paying attention in second grade when contractions and apostrophes were taught.
Do you think somebody still has a job as MSNBC?
wrighting table – $250 (milton)
Somebody might be confusing what they learned in history class with what they learned in English class.
The Wrights flew, but not a desk. Authors write about the Wrights at a writing desk. And $250 is way too much for an old desk, unless it was owned by the Wrights. But, even if it was owned by the Wrights, it still wouldn’t be a wrighting table, it would be a writing table. Right? Right!
Somebody read Hansel and Gretel a few too many times as a child.
Nobody will hear people yelling “What hath God wrought?” if you found children in these wrought iron bird cages.
I knew what somebody meant, but it still made me laugh.
Using my trusty BING Translator I discovered somebody used a Swedish word to sell a German figurine.
Cool thing for a reasonable price, but didn’t somebody listen to all the VCV and VCCV lectures?
“THIS IS A EXIT DOOR ONLY”
Technically, this is a grammatical error, but is still funny. The laughing only increased when I was so busy criticizing the sign, I didn’t read the sign and walked right into the door. It wouldn’t open, ya’ know, because it was an exit door only. My dear mother had to console me with an ice-cream cone.
As much as poor spelling catches my eye and makes me laugh, the fact is, we all misspell words.
Sometimes we’re in a hurry.
Lack of sleep or illness makes our brain fuzzy.
It might be a keyboard error.
Or, you might be a good writer who can’t spell. After homeschooling and reading about spelling curriculums for years, I discovered a shared conclusion.
You can either spell naturally or you can’t.
The general opinion is that a spelling curriculum can improve your spelling, but can’t make you a great speller.
You don’t have to be a good speller to be a good writer, but your inspired writing can’t have spelling errors. I read on an an editor’s website he’ll turn down a book proposal if it has incorrect margins and two spelling errors. His guidelines are posted and he expects you to follow them. He also assumes if you aren’t serious about your spelling, you won’t be serious about your writing.
You don’t want someone to disregard your writing or use it for blog fodder.