Spelling Is SOOOO Overrated!

Ok, I’ve been one of the lucky ones. I have yet to be attacked by any of the Vocabulary/Spelling Police.

I’m not saying I never will (knock on wood) but maybe I’m just lucking out due to being so darn funny!

(I barely could say that with a straight face!) 

I’m not saying I’m really bad, but I do mess up. I have lots of excuses, I mean reasons.


  • I could blame it on genetics…. that whole apple not falling far from the tree stuff
    • But that would be an easy cop-out and unfair
    • Besides, one of my sisters has already taken that one


  • I could blame it on spell check…. God only knows how much I LOVE my red squiggly line! They are so pretty
    • But being that I’m 46, the spell checker can only account for my bad spelling the past 15 – 20 years if I’m lucky
    • But I will say, it sure hasn’t helped it any!


  • I could blame it on the dictionary…how many times have we heard this…“Look it up in the dictionary!”
    • I’m still trying to find phone under the “F”s
    • And Psycho under the “S”s
    • I’m just saying……


  • I could blame it on how lazy we are as a country
    • I’m pretty sure having 26 letters in the alphabet allows for a gazillion (just saw a red squiggly by the way) …a gazillion combination of letters to create new words
    • Is there a reason we have so many words that sound the same but are spelled differently?
      • Do we really need – there, their, and they’re?
        • Even when offering sympathy we can’t really go, there, their, they’re….


  • I could blame it on my Honor’s Classes
    • Yes, I’ll admit it. I was an Honor’s student my whole 18 years.
      • GATE, MGM, HONOR’s, whatever the name was in each district or level, I had them
    • Or as I like to think of it, I was the stupidest smart kid in my class
      • Why? I really hate studying
    • In Honors they taught me how to read. Not spell. Sorry, it’s true.
      • Probably why I hate reading so much as well now that I think about it.

Yes, I could blame it on all of the items above. But the reality is, it probably is a combination of it all. Plus sprinkle in the fact that I am just not fascinated with words and language like some folks. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Scrabble or Words for Friends game. But my reality is, I read so fast my mind knows what it is Suppose to be reading and not necessarily what was typed or hand written.

I bet most of you do too.

Read this….

Ok, by a show of hands…

How many of your read – A Bird in the Bush?

Now, how many of you read A Bird in the the Bush?

Some of you are still reading the same….I’ll wait for those folks to catch on…..


OK, I’m out of time. My point is this….

Sorry I’m not a great speller, but let’s face it, in some cases (not all) spelling might be a little over rated.

Oh yea, and please Spelling Police…..Don’t attack me!  


This is a humor blog……I was trying to be funny….

Plus I fixed all my read red squiggly lines!



~~~till we laugh again~~~

29 thoughts on “Spelling Is SOOOO Overrated!

  1. crubin

    My trouble is when I write out a word, and then for the life of me, can’t tell if it’s right or not. You know, sometimes when a word just looks strange to you even though you’ve spelled it a zillion times before? Of course, maybe that’s an age thing… 🙂

  2. carlarenee45

    I can say that I did used to be a pretty good speller. But I have damaged and mistreated my brain so much over the last several years, oh yeah and let others do a lot of damage too, that I can’t remember how to spell. Sometimes I know it is wrong but can’t think for the life of me what the right spelling is lol

  3. writerwannabe763

    I loved spelling…it was the best subject that I had…but now with spell check I don’t sometimes try as hard to spell words right…I expect it to tell me!…..I’m soooooo ashamed…. lol Diane

  4. the curtain raiser

    I’m 100% with you on this, Tammy and thank you for writing this on behalf of all of us non-spellers. Love the written word, but just can’t seem to get a handle on whether my “i” comes before me “e” no matter how hard I try. At least I have other skills :).

  5. Roly

    I write in the English I was taught and the spell checker squiggly lines tell me I’m a dodo until I point out I’m not writing in Ameriglish

  6. Margarita

    “Look it up in the dictionary.” If I knew where to find it in the dictionary, you wouldn’t be seeing the misspelling in the first place..that never quite made sense to me! 🙂

  7. Devina

    I think you’ve read my stand on this one, though I’m not one to go and point out mistakes to people on their blogs for God and country to see (well God sees it anyway). Facebook, I see, has Grammar Nazis patrolling around the clock, it’s hilarious!
    I believe in spelling correctly, but what ticks me off is when I spell words with u’s, like colours the squiggly lines squiggle into action because the the spell checks work under American English and not British. Non Normals spell good too you know (@buckwheatsrisk), I didn’t take offense, though, being a non normal myself and all 🙂

    Here’s a link to the Facebook misspelling: http://www.happyplace.com/3645/the-best-obnoxious-responses-to-misspellings-on-facebook

    1. Tammy @ LaughingAtEverydayLife

      Yes, you are great and biting your tongue. I know I probably drive you nuts sometimes and I thank you. 😀

      I feel bad for the folks that have to deal with that pesky “U” in the spell checker. I bet it gets annoying.

      I’ll go check out the link too! Looks like fun!

  8. pouringmyartout

    The problem with smell checker is that it only knows if you are smelling a word that it doesn’t recognize, but if you are smelling the wrong word, but it is still a real word, then smell checker can’t help with the smelling… see what I meen? I mean mean.

  9. John the Aussie

    I’ve had a grammar Nazi correct a whole post. Only to be corrected by a British English speaking professor on how American literature become lazy and changed my post back but was unsure of my slang and colloquialisms…

    Most people have given up correcting my WordPress account.

  10. benzeknees

    Speaking as the Spelling Champion of the entire 5th Grade at Crestview Elementary School (99.8% average), I used to let people’s spelling get to me a lot. I found it made things difficult to read. But I have relaxed when reading people’s blogs now. The only time I become a Nazi is when someone presents some writing project on here & is looking for critiques. Then my Grammar & Spelling Nazi has free rein! I don’t think I’ve ever corrected you, have i?

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