Making a blog post about words that I can’t spell may seem like a strange thing for somebody who calls themselves a copywriter and editor to do, but alas, here I am.
There are several things in this life that I am not good at. My ability to bump a volleyball? Terrible. My memory? Hazy on a good day. I even tie my shoes a little funny. One thing that I have always had going for me, though, has been my obsession with words and my accuracy with which I can spell them.
Spelling has been a “thing” of mine since I was a kid. Although this hobby may not have been the COOLEST thing that I could have spent my time doing, it did pay off in my non-lucrative but extremely exhilarating grade school spelling bee career*.
There are some words, however, that hold me back from being a total spelling wizard. I will outline them below.
~*~insert joke here about how trying to spell this word actually makes me feel naseous~*~
No, wtf, I did NOT mean "nauseous", whatever that is.
Kgyrstan is a Central Asia country with beautiful mountains whose name I cannot spell. I know that this word starts with K, and I know that it ends in stan, but it’s the middle that messes me up. And you can’t spell a country’s name without its middle.
This dictionary is useless.
I lost a spelling bee in grade seven with this word. It was a low point in my spelling bee career**. Lots of kids laughed at me. As I already hinted at earlier, I couldn’t do sports. I was socially weird. The spelling bee…..was all I had…..until….it wasn’t.. :(
Nope, not what I meant, actually.
If it were up to me I would just double all letters in this word and spell it as “ooccuurraannccee” just for ease of spelling.
Okay, according to spell checker I actually got this one right. There was a 50/50 chance I would.
I have no comment about this.
This city should be spelt Toosawn and everybody secretly knows it deep down inside.
I can spell everything else, though. So it’s fine.
*Not a real career.
**Again, not a real career.