The pressure is on when it comes to my spelling, as many of my friends, colleagues and hubby are from the teaching world. Despite being a teacher myself, I will admit my spelling is appalling! My best friend (who is an English teacher) will confirm this and so will my husband. In fact he would never want me to write anything in his name in case people thought he could not spell!
I think it stems back to primary school where it was never really corrected and so I have since got into bad habits! I have to check everything, and constantly had a dictionary at my side whilst in the classroom. To be honest it was good for the students to see I was not shy to check and they liked the fact I had a weakness, that I tried to overcome.
To my shame I don’t have a dictionary at home (something that I really must remedy), and so the checking situation is more difficult. Particularly if you don’t know what you should be looking up. Timing is also another issue. Writing on here is definitely my release and I enjoy it so much but I don’t have the time to check, check and check again, and anyway I always seem to read it as I want it to sound!
I spell check, but sometimes the spellings are American, or sometimes they just don’t pick things up. Typo’s are even more annoying. Every time I go back to re-read a post after I have published it I notice another error. Ahhh it is driving me mad. I do correct it (especially when pointed out by people which is even more embarrassing and then I just get all defensive!) and I am trying my hardest. But please bare with me. Hopefully my grammar and spelling will improve from all my writing. (My spellings may never improve!).
It is funny because now with texts and twitter of only 140 characters a tweet, things like C U l8ter and other short hands could become the language of the future. I actually hope not – I do love the written word, I only wish I could spell most of it!
List of words I spelt wrong before I checked this!
So tell me, do spellings and typos annoy you? Do you constantly proof read, or check any work you do? What are your tips? Or do you think it doesn’t matter. I would really appreciate your thoughts on this one!
(P.S If you notice any further errors in this that you would like me to amend then let me know! )