Spelling Bee Prep

in library •  18 days ago

Today's library duties were unusual. I spent most of the day completing the word lists for the spelling bee our library will be hosting in the near future.

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The internet clearly demonstrates the need for the public to embrace the art of spelling again. Hopefully, we will get enough entrants in both the youth and adult divisions.

However, I have had enough of typing and screen-staring for one day, so continuing the Fractured Realms will have to wait.

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You should have fun, especially with the different spelling between English and American, although, you probably won't strike much English.

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Har, har. You're just jealous because we aren't bound by your antiquated and stagnant form, and instead embraced the vitality of the New World by updating the spelling conventions faster than you did!
:D

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I can remember at age 6, getting a new picture book for Christmas,
When school started we had to learn to spell Bright, so, knowing the mew book backwards by then, spelt Brite,
Got the cuts/strap for miss spelling the word, and another set for telling the teacher she was wrong.
Took the book the school the next day to prove I was right and was told that "those people are just to lazy to learn to spell correctly"

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I think it's more an example of the insipid laziness of marketeers trying to be "cute" and "clever," e.g.

This salad dressing isn't 'low-fat,' it's 'lite!'

or,

This beer isn't tasteless yellow piss-water, it's 'lite!'