Monday, April 23, 2012

S, T, & U


S is for SPELLING {the writing of one or more words with letters and diacritic}

T is for TOADY {one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors}

U is for UNIQUE {existing as the only one or as the sole example; single, solitary in type or characteristics}

I’ve been AWOL again. Having a bit of a struggle with this strep infection in my arm and the medication. I think the worst is over. So once again, I’m on catch up and have three words for you covering the letters S, T and U.

If you’re a writer SPELLING is pretty important. Have you ever noticed that there are some words that your brain refuses to wrap around. I have a list on a ‘white board’ over my desk of some of those pesky rascals. Most of my SPELLING problems are typos combined with my mild dyslexia. I send letters scurrying all over the place and then I don’t even notice those little red lines ‘Word’ uses to signal misspelled words. BUT sometimes, I create typos that are actually words. One of my favorite expressions of dismay or disgust is ‘Oh carp!’ If you follow me, you’ve probably seen that one before. Recently I’ve had a new one pointed out to me. I seem to like to go places, or do something, TOADY. Occasionally I’m TOADY all over the place. Hope you’ve figured out that should be TODAY.

Hopefully my UNIQUE way of SPELLING doesn’t put you off too much. Hopefully you’re laughing with me and not at me. How about you? Got any UNIQUE ways of saying/spelling/misspelling certain words?

{definitions courtesy of Wikipedia or Wiktionary}

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    When I was really young, I had a hell of a time sorting out "there", "their", and "they're". Of course I have long since mastered those forms and any mistake I might make is purely a case of my fingers typin' faster'n my brain is workin'.

    I still struggle slightly when spelling words with "i"s and "e"s, and particularly with words that end "ent" or "ant" and "er" and "or".

    But being a major, Major, MAJOR reader, my intuitive sense usually signals the alarm when I've written something wrong, and I'll check my accuracy before posting.

    Really glad yer back (again)!

    ~ Filbert J. McDogg

  2. Ha- practically everything I do contains some type of error. (See my post yesterday, Follow At Your Own Risk) but I really can't blame it all on my illness, b/c I was kinda like this before I got sick! LOL

  3. I use holy cow, which I probably shouldn't in case someone I'm talking to is Hindu.

  4. i know, i am always getting stuck on word i should surely know---hope that strep thing goes away soon

  5. Hope you feel better. Today my back made me its toady because it's starting to give out.

  6. I am intrigued by spelling and a stickler for it for myself. I do let others slide when I am reading it but not in a book :)
    hey, please take good care of yourself with that infection and it really is okay for you to be behind and even skip a few letters....

  7. Love this post.

    I am constantly messing up all kinds of homophones. I'll type "waive" instead of "wave."

    One time, one of my beta readers caught a funny mistake where I said that a character wiped her "damn" face instead of "damp."

  8. All is not what it seems is a favorite of mine. Earthlings, earthies, humanoids, carbon based lifeforms and fleshlings are more favorites. I soon realized as time wore on in blogland that readers prefer straight forward trekkie communiqués!

  9. I have a co-worker who typed "Carp!" one time during a multi-player game at work (yeah, we play games at work) and we've never let him live it down.
    Glad you're feeling better.

  10. Nope. No unusual mis-spellings or interesting habits. Spell check gets a work out with me because I tend to ignore that...knowing that it will come behind me and pick up the mess.

    Hope you feel better soon! :)