Bad Spellers

That’s me!

I can not spell and I always tell my students that we all have talents, I have many, but spelling is not one of them. My Dad can’t spell either and he writes music, poetry, journal entries and he also substitute teaches as a hobby in his retirement. So I’ve always told myself it is an inherited trait that can’t be helped.

When I came across this article in the New York Times entitled The Price of Typos By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN and I saw this written in her piece I knew instantly it was a quote I would live by.

Bad spellers are a breed apart from good ones. A writer with a mind that doesn’t register how words are spelled tends to see through the words (s)he encounters — straight to the things, characters, ideas, images and emotions they conjure.

I like to think I am exactly that – well said!

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