Re: general topic of spelling

Subject: Re: general topic of spelling
From: Michele <michele -at- krautgrrl -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 07:32:29 -0500

In college I was called "dictionary b*tch." Which suited me just fine. I also read voraciously, and can spell on a dime. I don't need to write it down or think, it just pours out and not just English. A friend and I in college would go out to eat and spell our orders to the wait person and continue our conversation by spelling. We were such jerks. We upsets a lot of wait staff. I do it to my children all the time. I spell M-A-N-N-E-R-S when they are acting poorly in public. The two eldest are used to me switching language mid-sentence. Yiddish when I'm angry, French in conversation and a spattering of Spanish and German when an English word will not suffice. My five year old has a decent Spanish vocab., and when I speak Yiddish he tells me to stop saying words in Spanish that he can't understand, and I say, of course, "Sweetie, that's Yiddish, not Spanish!"

I can spell better orally than using the keyboard, so I continue to use the spell checkers.


Michele E. Davis, Writer
Kraut Companies
612-309-6903 (cell)
and the uber geek empyre

Kate Salm wrote:

The weird thing I've noticed is that I actually spell
better when I just write out the word, if I think
about it to hard I start second guessing myself about
if I've spelled the word correctly. But if I just
write without consciously (see I stopped to think...
!!!) thinking about it I can spell pretty much
anything, even words I don't know.


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