Sunday, February 22, 2009

One Wish

If I could have one wish, it would be that I could spell. People have the misconception that if you cannot spell you are a complete idiot. Some people also believe that if you can not spell
you are illiterate. The next thing people seem to think is if you cannot spell you have no intelligence. I have heard these three arguments all my life. The fact of the matter is spelling has nothing to do with your intelligence. 

The dictionary definition of intelligences is "the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills."

The dictionary definition of illiterate is "unable to read and write." 

I am able to acquire knowledge and skill. On top of that I can read.  Imagine that. 
The problem I have is that I have a visual processing disorder. The disorder makes it impossible for me to spell and see patterns . What is really bad if two words are close in spelling I cannot see the difference, therefor, I find it difficult to distinguish what word is the right one. So spell checker puts in the wrong word, and I think it is fine.

Here is the response I get if I tell people I am dyslexic. They say "I am too" haha. Umm - sorry most likely your not.

I hate it when I read social websites such as and I see people calling someone who can't spell stupid. It makes me afraid to say what I am thinking and post on the site. Why should the good spellers be the only one's that have a voice? That's why I started this blog. I can say what I am thinking and if I spell something wrong oh well. 

If spelling words properly is something that is key to your life, I guess you will have to move on to the next blog. 


BlueRidge Boomer said...

Go Girl!!!!

I can't spell either!!...and i retired from a school system.....thank goodness i was a bookkeeper........


Doomsayer said...

I lost a spelling bee in sckool