Are you any good at spelling?

Are you a good speller...(honestly!)

  • Yes - i'm practically a walking dictionary

    Votes: 39 72.2%
  • No - Mee am kno gud att speeling

    Votes: 15 27.8%

  • Total voters
    54

Andy_Euph

Active Member
After seeing something on the news the other day, i'm just wondering how many tmpers are actually good spellers. In a little test they did on Look North only 1 out of 10 people could spell all the words correctly on the test.

Personally i'm a totally shocking at spelling's, always used to get detentions for getting really low marks in tests at school (probably had something to do with me not learning the words like ;))
 

Naomi McFadyen

New Member
mikelyons said:
I can spell any word I can pronounce - even in foreign :)
thats impressive! I'll have to test you one day..... when we eventually meet! :)


edit: just a thought.... if I said that, it wouldnt be many words...... so it may not be impressive after-all! :lol: ;-)
 

mikelyons

Supporting Member
When I was little my aunty used to make me sit with a dictionary and write out all the words and their definitions. She was trying to improve my hand writing and failed miserably. However, a side-effect was that by the age of 7 I had a reading age of 21.
 

Heather

Member
When I was at HIgh School I won a spelling contest where everyone in the school took part.
I came out on top and got a £50 book voucher, cup and an article in the local newspaper!!
 

drummergurl

Active Member
when i was 8 i had a reading age of around 16,
and my spelling is better than what you normally see from me, i think mine is because, being a twin, i used to want to do better than my twin brother, and i always did do better. also i dont really remember having to actually try very hard with spellings, i think it kinda came naturally, i think i was just good at my spellings. and i always wondered how people managed to spell things wrong when i could spell them easily.

also i think with my reading age being as high as it was then, i was used to seeing how words were spelt, and memorised it unconsiously (ok i dont know how you spell that word)
 
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lynchie

Active Member
When I was 3 I had a reading age of 27... or maybe not... anyway, I can spell, but whenever I spell something wrong, it's simply because I'm foreign...
 

WoodenFlugel

Moderator
Staff member
lynchie said:
When I was 3 I had a reading age of 27... or maybe not... anyway, I can spell, but whenever I spell something wrong, it's simply because I'm foreign...
Don't you know it's a proven fact that all good engineers are rubish spelerz;)
 

kate_the_horn

New Member
i was never an awful speller at school, but i cant spell things out aloud, i have to write them down.

its getting late and my spellings are still quite terrific!!
k x
 

Nigel Hall

Supporting Member
It's not just spelling that seems to be getting worse but I notice a lot of grammatical errors as well. Now, call me a fussy old f**t (and many people do!) but I really hate seeing things like "your always correcting me" instead of "you're always correcting me" and using there and their in the wrong context.


Anyway, rant over - Fussy old f**t going away now!
 

Mrs Fruity

Member
GGGRRRRR! Don't start me off! Pet hates - definately, and - grammatically- could of, should of, and I think I'm repeating myself from a thread of last year -SORRY.
Right - I'm off to boil my head now.
 

bigmamabadger

Active Member
Mrs Fruity said:
GGGRRRRR! Don't start me off! Pet hates - definately, and - grammatically- could of, should of, and I think I'm repeating myself from a thread of last year -SORRY.
Right - I'm off to boil my head now.
Couldn't agree more. And of course that dammned apostrophe....
We once saw a menu in Cornwall which stated that the menu "chang'es every day"
I don't care if I am a BOC, grammar is important!
BMB
xx
 

louise0502

Member
When I started secondary school, my reading age was 15 and on entering college now, it's reached the grand old age of... 15 (still)!
 
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