Hmmm. At least there was adulation for what the kids accomplished!
People should check their spelling but before everyone starts to complain about public education, there are people with dyslexia who will never be able to spell well. Proofreading is also very difficult for people with this disability – be sensitive in your comments. With that said, we are all losing our spelling sense since we don’t have to spell it right the first time – spell check is there to help us out. How many people look up a word in a dictionary anymore? I think it is interesting that the iphone words with friends game has become so popular.
I am sorry – my comment was not meant to be a reply or reaction to your comments! I am not sure how that happened. I apologize!
Dear Barbara P,
Absolutely no problem! Your message was a good one!
This is a corollary to the well-known law that if you launch a spelling/grammar rant against someone else, you are bound to have at least one spelling or grammar error in your rant.
(This is also known as “proof of the existence of God.”)
I am a horrible speller—and am totally grateful for “spell check”. However, if I had to post a sign like that above, the dictionary would be in my hand to make sure I was spelling things correctly. I just wonder how many folks actually noticed that the main word was spelled incorrectly? :o) We all make mistakes so —in more than spelling.
not only are there people with dyslexia and other verbal difficulties, but ours is a language of inconsistency … so much so that the abounding exceptions are the only constant.
having said all that, one would hope that anything, ANYTHING being published in any official capacity would be checked and double checked. case in point, i live not far from a public school whose banner proudly proclaims it to be the” ____________ Math and Science Acadamy”
Of course the pinnacle of the genre is this one: ‘Pubic Schools’ Billboard Is a Major Misspelling.
Another point to consider–are the kids’ names spelled right? How can one tell when we live among this boneheaded trend of “unique” spellings as the new norm.
I disagree. As a life-long “dyslexic” I’ve learned by points of difficulty, and have also learned to double check for them. for instance, I rotate letters–b for g, p for d. So I have to look at what I’m writing or even typing (yes, you can type the same errors, though spell check helps there) when I use the problem letters. And that is how I successfully taught hundreds of “dyslexics” for 34 years. You can’t hide behind a label. “Dyslexia” is a reason for having to work hard at specific points, not an excuse for errors.
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