Wednesday, May 22, 2019
I am not a good speller. If not for spell check I would not even attempt this blog. My good friend Scott would say,
“You couldn’t spell ‘CAT’ if you were spotted the ‘C’ and the ‘T’!”
He is not far from correct.
The thing about spelling, is if you misspell a word, many people assume you are stupid. Sometimes that is probably true. Some people cannot spell worth beens because they have lexdyxia. I do not have that excuse.
If spelling is so dam impotant, perhaps we should forgo Presidential debates and just have a spelling be.
I disagree with the bad spellers are stupid theory…of course I do, I am a bad speller.
I think bad spellers are too intelligent to worry about how to spell a word. We know what the word is and what it means. The spelling is just not important to us superior intellects. Hell, if people know the word is misspelled, then they must know what the word is. If you know what the word is, then why does the spelling matter?
People of lower intellect get wrapped up in the spelling because their low intelligence does not allow them to move along in the thinking process. A misspelled word stops them in their tracks.
“THAT IS SPELLED WRONG! This person must be stupid. I can not continue to read this!”
We of a higher intellectual order see the misspelled word and move right on.
“Is that word spelled correctly? I’m not sure. Oh, what is the difference, I know what the word means let me concentrate on what the person is saying.”
Spelling is so unimportant to people of high intellect that it is the very reason we are poor spellers. When we read, we do not see spelling, we do not dwell on letters, we see a word and know what the word is…we do not care about how it is spelled…we are to smart too worry about letters, we concentrate on the big picture, WHAT THE PERSON IS SAYING!
Anyway, that is my story and I am sticking to it.
This post may contain some incorrect spellings solely for the purpose of aggravating spelling Nazis…like cold air on a tooth ache.