Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Spelling

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.

8 comments:

SterneBrau said...

This kind of reminds me of my typing mishaps while IMing... Somehow, I always seem to end up typing "busty" instead of "busy", or "relationshit" instead of "relationship".

Lauri said...

You crack me up!! I've wondered the same thing many times. So frustrating. :) Especially with Wednesday!! My husband always says, "Lauri it's WED-NES-DAY" and now I can remember, but it still doesn't make sense. haha.
By the way, Sara is a DOLL and changing so much lately!!!! I bet you are enjoying watching her little personality come through!

proudmamablogga said...

That's funny. And just so you know, 'effect' is a noun, so if you can interchange it with the word 'thing', you spell it with an e.
"The Greenhouse Effect(Thing)"
or "Spelling affects my image" (can't replace it)

Nate and Luisa Perkes said...

Karen,

You're as cute and darling as I knew you 10 years ago!! (Well, it feels like 10). Anyways, YOUR BABY IS GOREJUS!!! OH HEY! Your hubby served in Osoro?? I was in Santiago West. I hear his mission was buteiful!

Butt, sorry. I've got to run! At work!

Keep in touch, ok? I love hearing from you!

Loves,
Luisa

P.S. Funny how guinea pigs... aren't pigs and they're not from Guinea. Plus. We park in our driveway, but we drive on a parkway. Why do we say HAMburger when it's really made from cow?

Adam and Ady said...

I tell you...if they would just listen to you...my job would be a WHOLE lot easier! :)

Corbo and Trav Hanson said...

spelling is weird. also, i think i've become a worse off speller due to microsoft office and spell check! if i don't spell it right, but am close, it will automatically change it for me or will underline it. i was a good speller at one time, but now question my spelling abilities! :)

vinestreet said...

Well Karen, if you really want, I might let you borrow my Chicago Manual of Style. It will answer ALL of your questions. I really love it though, I'd probably only let you have it for a week....

let me know.

Jenn said...

How and who, those were my hang ups.