I made it to the school spelling bee in third grade and lost with the word "again". Who knew it wasn't spelled "agaian"? Why not just agen?
Sometimes I wonder why words are spelled the way they are. Like Wednesday, for example. I avoid the word all together because I am never quite sure how to spell it. I just abbreviate with Wed. Why can't it just be spelled the way it sounds... Wensday. No one actually pronounces the d, do they? And exercise... why isn't it just spelled exersize, for crying out loud.
Luckily blogger has spell check and underlines my misspelled words for me, but when I write on my calendar or in my journal... no spell checker there.
What are some other words... okay, the whole "I before E except after C" rule - not always true and Y is sometimes a vowel. What? I get that spelling is important most of the time. Like the time when a friend shared a little kids paper with me about a horse, only he forgot the s. It changed the whole story.
I know - beautiful. How about buteifull? or Wy spelled Why - since when were silent H's important? Dessert and Desert. They say you want more dessert, so it has an extra s. But sometimes I want more desert. Then what? And what about effect and affect. What's the difference anyway?
Okay, I need to stop. I've worked myself up in to a grammar frenzy and for what? Nuthin.
2 days ago