Spell this?! Yeah. Riiight.

‘Is there anything you can’t spell?’ My son asks, eyes wide.

 

I’m touched by his utter faith in me. After all, I’m a writer. I should have this spelling thing down pat, right? HA! If you’re nodding as you’re reading this, you don’t know me very well. I live by my computer’s spell check. There are very likely more words in the English dictionary I can’t spell, then words I can.

 

‘Any dinosaur names, you can pretty much assume I can’t spell,’ I say, then pause. ‘Well, anything resembling Latin at all, too.’

 

Not to mention burgulry, persue, and other simple ones that always trip me up.

 

When I was a child my dad had these huge hardback Webster’s Dictionaries. They were the thickness of encyclopedias, but taller. I loved looking through them because the pages were Biblically thin and crackled under my fingers. Maybe I thought they would magically transfer the ability to spell effectively without my having to study for it.

 

Yeah. Riiight.

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  1. Did burgulary actually tip you off here? 🙂

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