Re: general topic of spelling

Subject: Re: general topic of spelling
From: hls_ut -at- comcast -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 16:35:39 +0000

Philip Taterczynski said:
> personal experience with technical writing as been "Dictionary? I
> don't need no steenking dictionary". I'd be interested in hearing from
> others who were early readers

Not a particularly early reader (5?), but always a voracious one--and a naturally fast one as well. I often experience that write & spell but not pronounce phenomenon. People use me like a walking dictionary.

Is this weird? Often I can't spell a word aloud--the process of having to speak the letters slows me down and they get jumbled up. But if I write it down quickly it's usually correct, and then I can call out the spelling.

BTW, I dig your name--my surname, while long and ethnically similar, is not quite as challenging. Growing up in New England, I often saw names like yours and I can usually pronounce them fairly well--but spelling them correctly is another story!

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