Spelling trouble

June 4, 2010


I used to be a good speller. Now – not. There are always words I’ve questioned when writing them – cereal and license come to mind. (Ceareal and lisence) ‘Weird’ looks wrong to me no matter how I spell it.

Once while helping with a presentation, I was writing our brainstorming ideas on a giant tablet and realized I didn’t know how to spell curriculum…. in front of bunch of teachers. Oops. Now, I have a pirate chant that helps with that (say it in a pirate-y voice) – “See you! Arr arr, I see you, El you em!”

I’m sure there are more I have trouble with, and I’ll add them as I remember them.

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6 Responses to “Spelling trouble”

  1. Charles Said on:

    Isn’t it fun to talk like a pirate?!! Arg!


  2. Brad Said on:

    I only just recently learned how to spell weird. But I almost always have to chant these words to get it right:

    ‘I’ before ‘E’, except after ‘C’
    Unless is says ‘ay’, as in ‘neighbor’ and ‘weigh’
    Or unless you’re spelling weird.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    Did you know that the National Spelling Bee was this week? Did you also hear about the contestant who had to spell “catastrophe”? Yes, the word was catastrophe. The contestant spelled “bp”.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Oh dear, this is how it all starts…1st you can’t recall how to spell a word…the next thing you know, you can’t even recall the word. There’s a term for that--Lethologica. My name is Peggy & I have lethologica.

    (of course I couldn’t recall the word for when you can’t remember a word, so while looking for it on the internet, I found this:


    Nice, isn’t it?


  5. Peggy Said on:

    And this:


    I hope there’s no inappropriate lyrics in this song.


    • Lauren Said on:

      I read your last comment first and clicked on the link, so I was very, very confused as to why you were so fond of Malaysian easy listening.
      Now I get it. 😉


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