Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Not Headed For Scripps Spelling Bee

Something that usually bothers me is seeing misspellings in books, newspapers, or on the television. I'm not sure why it irritates me so much. Perhaps because my mother was a teacher? Am I something of a perfectionist? (I don't usually think so...) I don't know, but for some reason when I see those misspellings in what are supposed to be professionally edited works it just bugs me.

On the other hand, my husband, and dare I say his siblings, are notoriously bad spellers. And for some reason that doesn't bother me so much. In fact it usually amuses me when they do it.

My husband does the majority of cooking in our house and so quite often writes a grocery list. My job is to do the shopping.

Check out the list below. You'll notice the only thing I could not find at the grocery store were "beagles".

I did find "bagels".

PS-Please inform me at once if I ever have a misspelling so I can correct it. I'm kind of freaky that way. Thank you.


Robbyn said...

lol, I'm the same way!! I seldom re-read my posts for spelling errors, and I find that I type by "ear" rather than as carefully as writing longhand...ergo, more errors.

My pet peeve error is the word "its"...often typed as "it's"

The funny twist of irony is that I married my soul mate who speaks English as a second language, and doesn't spell so well in either. It gets pretty funny around here when things get lost in translation sometimes! And keeps the ol' sense of humor going strong :)

tina f. said...

I think I'm guilty of the "its" thing. Oh well, I can't be perfect! ;)