Wednesday, March 6, 2013

If Spelling Ewe Is Wrong, I Dunt Wanna Be Write


Have you ever typed a word and somehow the spelling of it looks wrong to you?

Yet you know that it is spelled right, because you've been spelling it correctly for years.  Except now it looks all wrong.

Decide was that word for me recently.

I've been spelling it effortlessly for years, and yet when I wrote the "Decide to Decide" post, somehow it just looked weird to me.  It just looked wrong.

There are some words that I have trouble spelling.  I spelled "weird" incorrectly for years. If you look way back in this blog you'll see it's spelled wrong in many places.

Because it just looks weird to spell it w-e-i-r-d so I spelled it wierd.

Is that weird?

No one was a problem too.  And a lot.  They became noone and alot.  The two problem children that no one wants to deal with a lot.

What's YOUR word that trips you up every time?

Which brings me to another question.  How come everyone and everybody and everything are all one word but "every time" is two?

Never mind.  Or nevermind, depending on  how YOU spell it.


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19 comments:

  1. That is rather wierd, lol. My difficult word is all right or alright. It hurts, it hurts, mommy my brain hurts!

    Sorry, visions of my sister getting brain freeze while eating ice cream too fast pop into my head when I'm dealing with difficult words.

    The words I really dislike seeing others misuse is then and than.

    As always, love your posts, Nan! Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Oh yes, "then" and "than." You see those misused a lot.

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  2. "definitely" is my word and "necessarily" is my other word....

    I answered your picmonkey questions on my blog...come to see.

    Iris♥ @ The BlueBirdhouse

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  3. These all hit close to home ~ all right/alright, definitely, weird...but the one that's gotten me since 6th grade (I remember it like it was yesterday) is grammar. We had a class spelling bee to see who'd go to the school spelling bee, and "grammar" was my word and I spelled it grammer. Wrong! When it was time for the school spelling bee, I heard every word and could spell them all in my head, but that one goofy word held me back. I'm so glad I left that in my past - HAHA

    Now, will you please teach the rest of the world the difference between "Your welcome" and "You're welcome"? Hands down, I see that the most. Have a good day ~

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    1. I don't understand how people confuse the "your" and "you're" because it seems easy to say "you are" welcome and then you know which one to use.

      I think people just get in a hurry sometime. Oh and let's not forget "to" and "too." I've confused those to myself when I am in a hurry and not paying attention.

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    1. Well, at least you're in good company since we're all admitting that we do it, lol! ;)

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  5. LOVE your title, Nan! The English language is rather odd, isn't it? Great post!

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    1. Thank you! Yes it is. I also think it would be a hard language to learn, because of words like "bow" and "bow" (tie a bow, I bow down, spelled the same but pronounced differently depending on context)and "rough" and "through" because the ending letters look the same but don't sound the same.

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  6. This is hilarious. I'm great with spelling, but every so often a word will completely trip me up after writing it, and it drives. me. crazy. Then I have to look it up to make sure, and I find that I did spell it correctly. Yet it sits there, staring and mocking. LOL

    Now following your blog :) Have a great day!

    Shandy @ Aprons 'n Pearls

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    1. Then we're "follow buddies," lol! Because I'm already following you! :)

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  7. Yes this happens to me all the time. It is so annoying.

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    1. Well, I'm just glad I'm not alone, lol!

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  8. Effect and affect get mixed up. And most people misspell crape myrtle.
    And their and there, its an it's. Oh, and separate.
    I'm a stickler for spelling, but weird that way. In fact, whenever I say or think of someone's name, I see it typed in my mind's eye.
    But sometimes a word will trip me up. There's probably typos in this comment, now!

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    1. Oh yes, I have a bit of trouble with effect and affect too. In the past, I was also having trouble with its and it's. It's all over my old blog posts, lol!

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  9. Haha, wierd weird weeeerd gets me too. I have that feature of little red squiggly lines under my misspelled words on my computer so I rarely leave one unchecked. I AM SO THANKFUL for that red line!!! haha.
    I tend to get forms of words wrong, like the school Principal? Principle? And Except and accept. There aren't red lines for those. =/

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    1. When I was a kid I had trouble with "pastor" and "pasture," which I find really funny now considering my husband is a pastor.

      Or maybe he's a pasture? Lol!

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  10. I am so glad that you know how to spell "a lot!!" No one knows how to spell it!! I always have to think before spelling exercise because I want to spell it "excercise." Then, I always want spell like this: fourty, honour, Saviour, because those were the correct spellings of those words when I was a child. Now, don't think it is because I grew up when King James walked the earth, but it is because I at went to British schools and THAT was how you spelled

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