February 19, 2009

WRITER'S WORKSHOP -- I KANT SPEL

My biggest pet peeve would have to be people who can't spell. How hard is it to ask the person next to you if you've spelled something correctly? My husband checks with me all the time. If there's no one around, type the word into Google. It will tell you if it's spelled wrong. It's like magic! Lastly, if you don't have a friend or a computer, you can get out your trusty pocket dictionary. If you don't have one, run to the store and get one. Today. Right now. Before they're all sold out!

How would I punish those who can't spell? I think they should have 'I KANT SPEL' written in Sharpie on their forehead. After three offenses, the Sharpie gets replaced with a tattoo. How's that for a lesson learned?

For this week's Writer's Workshop prompts, visit Mama Kat.

10 comments:

Danita said...

I totaly no what u meen!!!
Good punishment!!! HAHA

Simply AnonyMom said...

I hate text talk spelling. I understand the occasional mistype on the keyboard mistakes, but I absolutely HATE when people write in text talk spelling.

April said...

Me again. Wanted to tell you that I love the name of your blog.

Paige said...

I am with you on the spelling. It just is not that hard. Sound that mess out, for Pete's sake. I get dozens of letters a day at work, from incarcerated people, and it is a riot how jacked up their message can be when you read the word they actually wrote, as opposed to the one they thought they were writing.

Once someone told me he was an "escape goat", instead of a scapegoat.

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

OH MY GAWWWWWDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!! That is so funny that we blogged about the same darn thing! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

debilyn said...

YOU are a gal after my own heart!!
I have serious issues with bad spellers and grammar offenders, and I LOVE your idea for how to handle those who offend! =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower... I'm absolutely enchanted by your blog title. It ROCKS!!

Lane said...

I am writing it on my forehead now as we speak. I hope it goes good for the family pictures we is plannin'. :)

Hysterical stuff!

---Lane

Namine said...

sharpie would work wonders!!

growingupartists said...

I'm LOST without my dictionary.com!!

Natalie said...

I have SERIOUS misspelling issues. It drives me insane.
But what do you do with a person that can't use google?