Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Spelling Simpleton

I am a good speller. A friend of mine claims that spelling knowledge is contained in an optional lobe of the brain - some people have it and some people don't. Luckily for my k-12 career, I got the spelling lobe. (I didn't get the foreign language one but hey, you can't have everything.)

But there are some words that my brain has decided it will not allow me to learn the correct spelling of.

No matter how many times I write it, say it, spell it out loud, or tattoo it on to my forehead, I will always have to correct the word 'restaurant'. (Red underline just now, I spelled it wrong.) It's a stupid word that should be spelled 'resterant' and whoever decided on the spelling is obviously a mental miget. Er, midget.

As I grow older however, my spelling lobe seems to be shrinking. Or shriveling. Or melting. Because I am LOSING WORDS.

Now I can't spell 'refrigerator' or 'vacuum' correctly the first time. And for the love of GOD I misspelled 'friend' the other day. 'FRIEND'. WTF?

We're not going to talk about 'miget' up there. It'll be our little secret.

So is it only me? Am I the only one with road blocks going up left and right in my grey matter? Do I have brain bugs eating the few brain cells I have left?

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go spend some quality time with Messieurs' Merriam and Webster.


Jason, as himself said...

Yes. That is the first sign of insantiy. I'm glad I nevir missspel werds.

EmBee said...

Just this morning I was looking at words I'd written wondering why they appeared to be spelled incorrectly... I mean seriously, how can the word 'realistically' be that confusing?

Yep, I think it's dementia creeping up.

Nana said...

If our words all came from ENGLISH, it wouldn't be so hard. 3 years of FRENCH allows me to spell restaurant, but alas not h'oerd...appetizers.

Sandra said...

Sorry, it's only you...
I get stuck on vaccum as well...see, see!!! I spelled it with two Cs!
My son does not have the spelling part of his lobe, I'm pretty sure. I'll go with that excuse. Sounds so much better than saying he's an idiot.