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Has anyone noticed their spelling getting shit as they get older?


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I just sat for five minutes trying to spell 'emperor'. The other day I was in fits over 'occasion'.

Frustratingly, I was beginning to spontaneously combust trying to spell the word 'calendar'.

Yes, I am getting old.

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Ive always been shit at spelling! I really hate it when using predictive text on a phone and it starts spelling a word your not meaning.

Definitely is another pain in the arse to spell.

Predictive text has it's funny moments though. I have two friends called Heather - through predictive text, it types as "heavier" and my friend Marty (not McFly) comes up as "nasty."

Also, if I try to type "pint", then it prefers to spell "shot" and "riot."

So in order to go for a "pint", we need to go for a "shot" followed by a "riot" first. Sounds like a night out in Portlethen's Nicol Park.

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Ive always been shit at spelling! I really hate it when using predictive text on a phone and it starts spelling a word your not meaning.

Definitely is another pain in the arse to spell.

The number of people who spell definitely wrong is unbelievable. There is no 'a' in definitely!!

I had a thing about this for a while because my mother-in-law argued with me about a Definitely Maybe poster I had, saying that Oasis must have spelt it wrong on the album cover/poster. I showed her the dictionary and she still wasn't convinced! I asked a lot of people for a while and the only person (at that time) I could find who could spell it correctly was my own mum - probably the reason I could spell it correctly.

I think a load of teachers for a while must have been spelling it wrong and teaching the kids the wrong spelling.

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Predictive text has it's funny moments though. I have two friends called Heather - through predictive text, it types as "heavier" and my friend Marty (not McFly) comes up as "nasty."

Also, if I try to type "pint", then it prefers to spell "shot" and "riot."

So in order to go for a "pint", we need to go for a "shot" followed by a "riot" first. Sounds like a night out in Portlethen's Nicol Park.

For years predictive text wanted to call me "cajun"

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On my phone, it chooses the words "Aides" over "Cheer" in predictive text. They know me far too well.

These days, my typing is terrible. I have to make so many corrections, but not instant ones where I know I've made a mistake. Ones where I look back and realise I've typed a couple of words the wrong way round, or all the right letters to a word, but in a mashed up order. Terrible.

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(the advantage/disadvantage of going out with someone who's studying english to PhD level).

I have a mere GCSE in English. I scraped a C, and I've known how to spell d'efinitely' for quite a long time. I also call people on their spelling, regardless of my education. I think it's because I'm a right prick, though.

Using the wrong words is also something I can get uppity about. Someone I used to work with kept saying "pacifically" which I don't think is even a word, but she meant "specifically". Goof.

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Yes and I blame heavy instant messenger use in the early '00s, where I seem to have picked up many bad spellings from other people. At least that's my story and I'm sticking with it. Fortunately, automatic spell-checking in browsers masks my terrible affliction most of the time on-line.

I don't even want to consider the state of my handwriting which is probably worse than the smartest non-human primate's at this point. I can't even read it...

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