Friday, March 5, 2010

For all of my English teachers and my Mother....

I enjoy writing. I guess Dr. Lewis and Ms. Parks brought something out in me when I was in high school because I have always enjoyed getting my thoughts down on paper. I think that I am pretty good at expressing my thoughts through words and even have two published magazine articles to my credit. Spelling however is another matter entirely. Spell check was invented for people like me. I have difficulty spelling cit, I mean CAT. So for my mother, who can spell any word any where at any time, I offer the following:

Acocdrnig to an elgnsih unviesitry sutdy the oredr of letetrs in a wrod dosen't mttaer, the olny thnig thta's iopmrantt is that the frsit and lsat ltteer of eevry word is in the crorect ptoision. The rset can be jmbueld and one is stlil able to raed the txet wiohtut dclftfuiiy.

How can you argue with an English University study? I am perfectly happy in my little miss-spelled world! Roll on spell check!!!!!!

1 comment:

CHERI said...

This is your mother speaking....according to Marilyn vos Savant (who was listed in 1986 GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS for highest IQ)
"When our spelling is perfect, it's invisible. But when it's flawed, it prompts strong negative associations." Your mother (retired teacher that I am) has strong negative associations when she sees her highly intelligent son spell incorrectly! Of course, there is a different opinion according to the great and prolific writer Mark Twain: "I don't give a damn for a man who can only spell a word one way." If poor spelling is a writer's only fault, I guess I can live with it. As your mother....I love you flaws and all. So keep writing as you have always loved to do!