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Old 04-09-2001, 09:48 PM
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Post Misspelled----AGAIN??

Oftentimes, with all of our experiences, knowledge, and intellect, we come across words (often simple) that we have ALWAYS had trouble spelling. Is it just me or does anyone else know where I'm coming from? For example some words that I've often had to double check are (and please don't laugh):

1.minute
2.conscious (I'm not sure if I spelled it right THIS time)
3.tomorrow
4.February

Can anyone name some words that they have had issues with (past or present)? Don't worry, I won't laugh or criticize. Believe me, I know how you feel!!!
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Old 04-09-2001, 11:52 PM
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LOL...yes, I always had a problem with:
1. Excercise (exercise) because of the "x" sound
2. Congradulations (congratulations)
3. equiptment (equipment)
4. conscientious (or whatever...I am not going to try to correct now, haha.)

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Old 04-10-2001, 12:01 AM
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LOL...yes, I always had a problem with:
1. Excercise (exercise) because of the "x" sound
2. Congradulations (congratulations)
3. equiptment (equipment)
4. conscientious (or whatever...I am not going to try to correct now, haha.)

As the John Dewey Elementary School Spelling Bee champion for the 1984-85 school year, I give you a GOLD STAR for spelling CONSCIENTIOUS correctly

My spelling has its moments since I have began teaching thanks to some of the NONSPELLERS God has blessed me with.
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Old 04-10-2001, 12:09 AM
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Every time I have to write believe, receive, conceive, and all other ie, ei combination words, I have to recite to myself "i before e except after c". It makes me feel like a kindegardner I also have trouble deciding when to use effect or affect in certain sentences. Frustrates me ALL the time!



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Old 04-10-2001, 02:02 AM
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I also have trouble deciding when to use effect or affect in certain sentences. Frustrates me ALL the time!
Me too!! I'm glad I'm not the only one. I think it should just one of those interchangeable words with a dual meaning.. really, can we pick just one spelling??

But I always have trouble with "possession" (is that right??) I used to struggle with "independent" vs. "independant" all the time but I think I finally got it.
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Old 04-10-2001, 04:03 AM
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Posess, obsess (ahgunfunnitidontcareifididntgetitright!), occasion, W-E-D-N-E-S-D-A-Y, genius (how ironic!), curiosity, naivete, and sovreign are some of the words that put my spell check to work.

Bad spelerz of the wurld, UNTIE!

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Old 04-10-2001, 10:01 AM
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Soror, ME TOO! I always have to catch myself on this. "i" before "e", except after "c" ...

I also seem to have a mental block when it comes to 'attached' because I normally write 'attatched' and 'personnel' when I write 'personell'. DUH!

I normally am a good speller and I recognize that people have mental blocks, BUT it irks me to no end when people don't PROOFREAD!

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Every time I have to write believe, receive, conceive, and all other ie, ei combination words, I have to recite to myself "i before e except after c". It makes me feel like a kindegardner I also have trouble deciding when to use effect or affect in certain sentences. Frustrates me ALL the time!



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Old 04-10-2001, 10:25 AM
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Every time I have to write believe, receive, conceive, and all other ie, ei combination words, I have to recite to myself "i before e except after c". It makes me feel like a kindegardner I also have trouble deciding when to use effect or affect in certain sentences. Frustrates me ALL the time!

I feel your pain...


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Old 04-10-2001, 10:53 AM
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Okay Ladies, I'm back and I thought of a few more words. Gosh this is like RELAXING, RELATING, and RELEASING!!

1. stomache (or is it stomach?)
2. spaghetti (now this is a GOOD one)
3. responsibility (I always haveto check)
4. interest
5. Adding "ing" to certain words (ones that you haveto take the "e" off of).

I never considered myself to be a bad speller, but, Lord knows, I DO have my days. I've always been critical of my writing (papers, letters, documents for work, applications, etc). So it's like I go, most of the time, the extra mile to make sure that my spelling is correct. I just have this thing about the possibility of being deemed ignorant because of a mere misspelled word. So please remember this whenever you see anyone misspell something or leave out a word when posting. But anyhow keep the responses coming. It's good to know that the many of us have this minor defict, yet significant (there goes ANOTHER word)in common
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Old 04-10-2001, 11:19 AM
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LMBAO, Soror I do the same thing. I'm glad to know I'm not the only on reciting "I before E except after C" Soror I also emailed you.


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Every time I have to write believe, receive, conceive, and all other ie, ei combination words, I have to recite to myself "i before e except after c". It makes me feel like a kindegardner I also have trouble deciding when to use effect or affect in certain sentences. Frustrates me ALL the time!



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Old 04-10-2001, 11:51 AM
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I feel you on all those words. I especially have doubts about minute and Febuary. In fact, it has gotten so bad I always abbreviate (sp) them as min. and Feb. Isn't that a shame. I think Microsoft Word as ruined people in my generation with spell check.
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Old 04-10-2001, 12:04 PM
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As skilled a writer as I am (I'm a Communication major who writes all the publications for my office), my trouble spots are still:

Massachusetts
Connecticut
Cincinnati
broccoli
vacuum
tomorrow
necessary
restaurant
grateful
fascinate
segue (seg-way)
gray vs. grey
cream vs. creme
message vs. massage
lay vs. lie (that's more a grammatical issue than a spelling one)

Sometimes I feel like I need some "Hooked on Phonics" flash cards when I'm writing those words (and I'll probably have to edit this message to correct something)!


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Old 04-10-2001, 02:17 PM
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I think Microsoft Word as ruined people in my generation with spell check.
I was just thinking the same thing



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Old 04-10-2001, 03:10 PM
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Here are a couple more...

knowlege (or is it knowledge)?????
SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!

business (I always spell it buisness first)

privilege (again, is a "d" supposed to be there?

exaggerate ( I don't know if I spelled it right and frankly I DON'T CARE! Don't worry, I plan to speak to my psychiatrist (did I spell that right?) about this burried hostility I have with the English language)


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Old 04-10-2001, 03:34 PM
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It's sooo good to know that I am not alone in this.

CrimsonRage: PRIVILEDGE (I think) has always been a hard one for me too.

I also have a problem with thinking faster than I type, so I'm always leaving a word (or 2) out.

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Here are a couple more...

knowlege (or is it knowledge)?????
SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!

business (I always spell it buisness first)

privilege (again, is a "d" supposed to be there?

exaggerate ( I don't know if I spelled it right and frankly I DON'T CARE! Don't worry, I plan to speak to my psychiatrist (did I spell that right?) about this burried hostility I have with the English language)

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