[LMB] OT: More words that I HATE!!

Karen A. Wyle kawyle at att.net
Wed Sep 23 14:44:14 BST 2020

 I'm what I could call a naturally gifted speller. There are a few words that trip me up, but I usually don't have to think about spelling. I've come to think of this gift as similar to perfect absolute pitch, which I definitely lack. I realize spelling is (generally) easy for me and not for many other people, and don't assume I know how difficult others find it nor what past efforts have left people to give up.
Karen A. Wyle
    On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 04:20:10 PM EDT, Fred <fred.fredex at gmail.com> wrote:  
 I wouldn't have thought of loose and lose as homonyns either, though I have
to admit they're close.  one has a hard S, the other one's sounds like a z
(or a zed, for some of you).

I'm reminded of a former co-worker who has one word for sight, site, cite,
and it is spelled sight. likewise there for their and they're. Also,
misinterprets should've ( when someone else is speaking) as "should of"
instead of "should have" and as a result writes "should of". I used to dun
him on those (at least when writing emails to customers) but gave up.

Spelling in general is one of my pet peeves, and I shouldn't let it get to
me, but it does nevertheless. :(
I'm coming to learn that most people who can't spell DON'T CARE and
therefore get irritated when someone tries to teach them better.


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