Are you good at spelling?
May 3, 2009 2:36pm CST
I am not a spelling bees like those elementary kids. But I do try to memorize the spelling of every single vocabularies, so I won't embarrassed myself when it comes to writing. I use the dictionary very often, because I realize that in our modern society, we can't live without it somehow. So, are you good at spelling?
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12 May 09
What I learn during my training with some of my American colleagues from my office, as an Asian, English is my second language and never been studying in foreign country, I even spell better than the Americans. I wonder why this happened? Is it because you never been taught by your teacher in schools? Also, I watch an episode of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, and this contestant was asked how many vocals in the word "vowel"? And she ask help from those 5th grader kids! I was like...whattttt??? It is a very very simple question and she did not know the answer of it.
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3 May 09
I'm an awful speller. I was told many years ago that most people that are dyslexic are bad spellers with high IQ's, I was diagnosed when I was in first grade with dylexia and failed about every spelling test until the very last one LOL The dictionary is my best friend, I'm great at playing Scrabble as long as I can use the dictionary. I use all those hints for spelling and they really help.
3 May 09
Being British, I have something of an air of superiority over my American cousins when it comes to spelling. I must say that I get quite vexed when I see British people use American spellings and I will invariably correct them. An example of this is the word "Centre" for which the Americans use "Center". Are we a culture divided by a common language? Americanisms, as I like to call them, are constantly creeping into the English language. I heard someone the other day saying that were going to buy some diapers - they are called nappies over here! And the dreadful use in ordinary writing of abbreviations used for SMS messaging is extremely aggravating. There is really no excuse for writing "C u l8r" in an e-mail.