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I Am a Bad Speller

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    Me Too

    Growing up I had a hard time communicating with others. I was shy. I did not talk at all. I was not taught phonics in school. I was image focused. I could not write. I barely graduated from high school. It was not until I developed a passim for reading that I learned I could...
    Holly44 Holly44 51-55 Oct 19, 2012

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    Spelling Bees

    I am still sure that elementary school spelling bees have left me scarred for life. I am sure I qualify as one of the worst spellers in the English speaking world. I can still remember the horror of having to stand up for the bee. It took far longer to prepare for the classroom...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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    Well...

    i can spell really well, i just make so many typos that sometimes people do not believe me.  there are a few words that flummox me to spell, but by and large it is just finger errors that get me.
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F Oct 12, 2007

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    Terrible Speller

    I was part of an experiment and taught to spell phonically in lower grades.  I really don't think the English language can be spelled that way.  My kids cant read my text messages to them.  I write things in MS Word or Lotus Word Pro because of a spell checker...
    LostInTyme LostInTyme 61-65, M Jun 23, 2009

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    I Try Not to Show It Here On Ep

     I try to look at my posts, messages, comments etc here on EP (to make sure the spelling and grammer look right) but when push comes to shove I really am bad at spelling some words.  
    HealedHeart HealedHeart 46-50, M Feb 26, 2009

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    I am grammar nazi although i suck sometimes at

    spelling some words and sometimes some known words...i have to evolve my engrish
    Zoce Zoce 18-21, M Feb 27

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    Without A Dictionary (or Mozilla Firefox)

    Seriously, with as much as I read, I still can't spell to save my life.surprising, huh?
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F Mar 22, 2012

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    Okay, I can't spell and most times the spell

    check on here doesn't have a clue on what the hack I am talking about
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Ok.. 1st, English is not my mother tongue.

    . 2nd, I'm still learning English because I love English.. 3th, for all The Grammar Nazi in the world please don't judge me or too much criticize my spelling or grammar.. :)
    heartandbrain heartandbrain 26-30, F 1 Response May 12

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    LookingForSoMuchMore LookingForSoMuchMore 51-55, M May 18

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    When I Was a Child

    my sister was diagnosed with a terminal brain didorder and our family was very disorginized, I stuttered badly, was in speech therapy for years, I even had a teacher tell my mom i was retarded, later they found out there was nothing wrong with meexcept emotional distress and they...
    woodinhouse woodinhouse 41-45, F 2 Responses May 18, 2009

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    E-m-b-a-r-r-a-s-s-i-n-g

    Despite having a degree in English, I am utterly hopeless at spelling. There is nothing more mortifying to me than finding grammatical mistakes and misspelled words in documents, so I am slightly obsessed with ensuring that my spelling is correct. So much so that I can't even...
    Littlebrownbat Littlebrownbat 31-35, F May 23, 2011

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    Horrible Speller

    I know I am a horrible speller. Good thing that there is spell check! I always get bugged for my bad spelling mistakes but I know I am getting better!
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 24, 2007

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    Yeah

    I can't spell big words. So what? I don't care.  
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2009

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    Yep that's me, sometimes i

    even try to sound like i know how to spell but really i can't spell crap. I was lucky enough to past the english exit exam i honestly don't know how. But how i see it at the end of the day. If you can read it then there no problem.
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I Really Can't Spell

    Whenever I write something most times there are at least a couple of mistakes. Some words I repeatedly spell wrong over and over...  I'm just glad firefox has the spell checker thing and underlines words that are spelt wrong otherwise i wouldn't even realize it's all spelt...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    Know I Am Knot a Bed Spiller, ...

    Know I am Knot a Bed Spiller, er speller, Y do U ask?
    Midnightlvr1 Midnightlvr1 41-45, M Oct 12, 2007

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    Make Me Feel Stupid Please

    is it my fault OK sure i could try harder i could spell check but i just rather admit get on with it and talk anyways    make 3 theres and wears to confuse me ad a silent letter so i forget it goes there ad an s to iland so i is on land  but then make me...
    littlemstpy littlemstpy 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    Yeah I Am.   Which S...

    Yeah I am.   Which sux being that I have an English degree
    renegadeangel renegadeangel 26-30, F Oct 12, 2007

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    Spell

    I am good with numbers and bad with letters. I was not always like this tho. In grade school I came in either first or second in all the school spelling bees.They always included grades 1 thru 5. Usually it came down to me and my older sister.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M Apr 14, 2011

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    What Did He Say?

      Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch dnoe at a fmauos Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t rellay mttaer in what oredr the ltteers in a word are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltters are the smae. Tihs is bceasue we tned to look olny at the frsit and lsat...
    FarmerGiles FarmerGiles 31-35, M 9 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    Guilty As Charged

    The worst part about being a bad speller is that I am a middle school teacher.  This means everyday I get called out by a bunch of 12 years olds on my horrible spelling.  However, I use my spelling inability as a way to teach my students that spelling isn't everything...
    reachin4goals reachin4goals 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2007

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    Diagnosis

    I am a bad speller sometimes. My story is I was diagnosed earlier a year in fact July of 2006. Of course me being a man and all, had trouble finding the right office at the hospital to have my MRI examined. Well afetr some time was finally diagnoised. I saw my mri on...
    qualisarx qualisarx 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 22, 2007

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    Spell Check!!! I used to be really good at

    spelling, that was before blackberry, smart phones and androids. But now I spell everything wrong on purpose jus because I know Spell Check would sort it all out for me. You should have seen this post without all the corrections. Haha
    NormalWeirdo NormalWeirdo 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    Epic Spelling Fail....

    Ok..well..i tend on writing notes..or typing stories....& u can tell i suck @ spelling!!! That's why i have my best friend Michaela to spell stuff for me....One time i was putting a comment on Youtube...hmmm..& i kind put Perfict insead of perfect....Im from the south don't laugh...
    WolfAngel29 WolfAngel29 13-15, F May 5, 2012

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    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11, 2013

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    Havent Always Been

    i havent always been a bad speller, but then i moved schools and my spelling got really bad, i'm still not great with it and always make really silly mistakes, its so annoying, but i just cant help it. people find it amusing when i ask them how to spell really simple words, but i...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    Bad Speller

    its just the way i have always been. not sure why. some words i simply cant remember how to spell. i cant remember if words have two L's or one. or if there'e an E at the end or not. i showed my husband a story i posted recently. when he finished reading he says you make a lot of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18, 2011

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    Iam A Bad Speler

    himi name iz Eli kaham i went to skool for 3 months and wuz kiked out.   la la
    Borninthebog Borninthebog 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 26, 2011

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