• April 27, 2006

    OMG are you me? 

    I have a computer science degree and cannot spell to save my life.  Back in the day (I am 36 - a little older than you) I used to worry about it.  Now I am brain dead and use spell check. 

    Anyway I was taking a summer school class at the University of Texas and Nell Dale filled in for the professor on the first day.  I was thinking how cool she was because I had that whole OMG a woman out kicking some ass in the real world.  She wrote the text books I was using (at a college in another state). 

    I learned something that day.  She was writing on the board and she COULD NOT SPELL.  She outwardly told the room full of students, “I can’t spell.”  She asked for a designated speller in the front row and when she did not know a word she just asked. 

    I have been kicking ass ever since.  Who cares if you can’t spell?  You can still rule the world.

  • April 27, 2006

    I am “supposed” to be able to spell as I have a journalism degree and have always worked in pr or publishing. Any way, several years ago I was working at a university and was editing the faculty/staff newspaper. I misspelled California as Californa. I used to joke that was the way Elvis would have spelled it cuz can’t you just hear Elvis saying Californa? Uh…can’t you? But Mrs. F I luff you even when you don’t spell things right.

  • April 27, 2006

    Ummm… sweetie?
    Last paragraph… “sensor.”

    I think you need a little break/vacation.  smile

  • April 27, 2006


    I DO! I need a vacation big time! grin

  • April 27, 2006

    I spotted your darling icon while at Trisha’s and had to come take a look at your blog. I also had PPD, and I’m in love with A. Lamott. Did you read her awesome article in the April issue of Oprah’s magazine?

  • April 27, 2006

    OH! No! I didn’t! I’ll have to google that. I didn’t know she wrote something.

    And great to meet you! I’ll have to run over and say hi on your blog, too. grin

  • April 27, 2006

    Hey, laugh with your mistakes.  I’m embracing my humanness.  Maybe I should embrace Merrion-Webster???

  • Jen
    April 27, 2006

    I’m inclined to believe the bad-spelling-is-a-sign-of-genius theory since I can’t spell worth anything.

  • April 27, 2006

    damn. I caught the “sensor” too but didn’t get here fast enough to be bitchy first!

    You, woman, need a day off.  Take one soon, mkay?

  • Erin
    April 27, 2006

    Sensor! Drat! You all beat me too it. C’mon that was too funny. wink Leslie, you totally planted that, didn’t you?

  • AmyM
    April 27, 2006

    As an expert on all things fourth grader, you’d die laughing at some of the notes I get…from their parents!  “Jenny was absent Wendsday becaue she had a soar throat.”

    Of course, when you’re teaching, talking, and writing at the same time, words can easily be spelled wrong.  I use the classic teacher line - “I was just checking to see if you were paying attention - good for you!” smile

    p.s. You will ALWAYS spell and write better than those email excuses from students a while back!

  • April 27, 2006

    Of course all I have to say is that Baritone playing Goddesses have no need to spell correctly. smile

  • April 27, 2006

    Wait, I’m supposed to be able to spell? What the hell was spell check invent for then!?

  • April 27, 2006

    Hello.  My name is Charla.  I teach English, SPELLING, and Literature, yet I am the official WWS (world’s worst speller).  My husband finds this hilarious.  Hummmmpf.  Mrs. F, you’re in good company it seems…

  • April 27, 2006

    Hm, well, I can spell perfectly and also designed the EE Spellchecker so where does that put me on the genius scale?  Perhaps I should tell you how to remove the EE Spellchecker so that you can no longer use it?  Hmmm?

  • May 4, 2006

    LMAO leslie

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