errr, not quite.
It is my birthday (hooray!), but I don’t want to be the atrocious speller that I am. Hands up if you’ve caught the many spelling mistakes that happen over here? We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled posts for a good, old-fashioned confession and giveaway!
I’ve been a life-long bad speller. Apparently I’m not the only one. You’ve probably noticed. It’s atrocious, right? Calder laughs at my grocery lists and then grades them.
I have absolutely no clue how to spell some words and no amount of studying helps. My family still jokes about an infamous 8th grade end-of-year multipage spelling exam. I got the second lowest grade out of 100+ students (yes, I take it as a point of pride that I didn’t get the lowest grade). That test asked you to pick out words spelled wrong and spell them correctly. I did the opposite. My rules were simple: if a word had double letters I took one out, if it didn’t have any, I’d put one in. For the longest time that test sat on our pop’s desk, giving him a chuckle whenever he looked at it. We can’t find the exam now, but if we ever do, I may have to frame it.
Spellcheck has been a godsend, but it doesn’t help when I misspell one word only to spell another. I put a few of my more recent misspellings into the graphics in this post. Did you catch some of these on the blog? You might not have seen the bowel misspelling, because it didn’t happen here, it happened when I was commenting on another blog (embarrassed much?).
Here’s our giveaway – comment below with a misspelling of ours that you came across while reading the blog. Can’t find or think of any? Then tell us about your
best worst spelling mistake. We’ll pick one lucky winner and they’ll receive a good, old-fashioned birthday goodie bag!