Friday, 11 May 2012

A list of words I can definitely spell except when I'm revising:

I've struggled at length with all of these words in the past week and thought it would be funny to make a list so that I can quantify scientifically how mushy my brain has become as a result of all this time spent with Shakespeare (and co):

  • Critacise 
    • admittedly that looks wrong, but a 'z' would be American and Americans talk funny, and I can't abide a word that only lets one vowel in. Its just not politically correct these days.
  • Implisit
    • "He implies it" that makes it "implisit." duh.
  • Sherriff
    • because two 'r's and two 'f's are better than one of each
  • Discribe
    • I can't believe I still get this one wrong: tragic.
  • Chosing
    • Tragic again
  • Anticipatioun
    • Probably how Chaucer would have spelt it...
  • Hartfelt
    • the emotions experienced by an adult deer/dear/deir
  • Heavie
    • A name for a Southern American hill-billie, perhaps Heavie-Joe-Bob in full.. or the 8th dwarf who loves heaving things about
  • Solemnoties
    • Aliens from Doctor Who-- they are naughty and solemn
  • Bascket
    • not sure what I was thinking here. Continental pronunciation perhaps?
  • Behavior
    • Still baffled as to why spell-check says this is wrong

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