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An item I read on Writer's Almanac
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Donna from Mo    Posted 12-29-2003 at 02:05:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had to chuckle at the quotation found here:

It's the birthday of the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson, born in Raleigh, North Carolina (1808), in a two-room log cabin to nearly illiterate parents. He didn't master the basics of reading or writing until he met his wife, Eliza, at the age of 17. Never a good speller, he once said, "It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word."

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 12-29-2003 at 06:56:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bofem = which one do you want?

boful = how much chili do you want?

corssem = what you do at the railroad tracks

crossit = what you do at the river or creek

toad = we toad the car home or we left out of houston headed toad dallas or i toad you and i toad you but did you listen....heck no!!! If you park here your car will be toad...and so on

Homany = could be boiled corn or a blending or voices or a question.....homany you got in the car or homany you got in the bag...what ever.

Thanks Vic    Posted 12-29-2003 at 07:16:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Think I'm getting there..
Now I gotta work on my hopeless accent and, Voilą!

deadcarp    Posted 12-29-2003 at 06:04:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
and for deckaids we've been worried aboout "dumming down" our kids - schute! :)

TO35    Posted 12-29-2003 at 04:10:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
He and I must be kin....cause when it comes to spelling....I'm real


SY    Posted 12-29-2003 at 04:03:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup thats me alright. I can spella word three different ways.

Cindi    Posted 12-29-2003 at 06:09:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
LMAO! Very good. Spell that sucker like it sounds.

Makes no sense the way some words are spelled.

Gruff/Enough....why not Enuff?

Shoes/Zoos...why not Shoos?

Freeze/Trees...why not Treeze? Then you have Please...why not Pleeze? Pfffft.

But I still say, do it the write...err 'right' way. There's a certain amount of satisfaction in it. A lot of people view correct spelling and grammar as a challenge and merely like to match wits with others. Otherwise we wouldn't have games like Scrabble, or crossword puzzles, or spelling bees. Write?

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