Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Spelling

Remember those spelling tests in school.  I pretty much memorized the words.

I have the most problems with definately/definitely, diahreah/diarrhea, glamerous/glamorous…sometimes I think I should write them 100 times on a sheet of paper just like in the old days…thank goodness for spell check.

Pondsford sign

This sign has bugged me for years.  This is on Hwy 44 heading west.

Ponsford sign

This is near Hwy 44 headed east. 

Of course we all know they are the same town.  But someone besides me should know about this spelling error…so now you all know.  The 20 people or so who live in Ponsford probably don’t care.

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28 comments:

  1. With that population, they probably aren't bothered with the mistake. Greetings!

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  2. That would bug the heck out of me as I was always a very good speller. But I guess those 20 or so people just gave up fighting the Highway Commission.

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  3. spellcheck & an English teacher for a wife has saved my butt many times...:)

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  4. I just used my dictionary to look up the spelling of "minuscule" since it said my way was wrong (with an i instead of a u). Helpful little things, aren't they. That sign would drive me crazy. :-)

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  5. I memorized my spelling words and promptly forgot them. I love spellcheck and hate autocorrect.

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  6. I wonder if fiord was intended to be the last half of the name. I would think somebody would get some duct tape and cover up the extra letter. I see in one of our ramps going onto I 35-80 we have a sign that says take turns. They don't want to tell which lane to yield they just want somebody to yield to the other. They could even say the more aggressive guy gets on first.

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  7. Stuff like that bugs me also!!!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  8. MY OCD breaks out in a sweat when I see this type of thing. LOL!

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  9. I do the same with knew and new. I am always finding myself changing the spelling. Definitely, is one that I agree with you.

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  10. Some very good spelling rules have been discovered since we took spelling. It's sad that today very little spelling is taught.

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  11. Maybe the residents of the town aren't sure either! I've always been the go-to person for family and friends where spelling is concerned. Guess it comes from a lifetime of editing and being an English teacher! That's okay though because I always need help with math and directions.

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  12. Did you have phonetics in school? Most people that have trouble spelling did not have phonetics as they stopped teaching it for awhile. They have since realized the error of their ways and now have brought it back as there was a whole bunch of people that couldn't spell. Although, I must admit taking Spanish ruined my good spelling! LOL! And I can't speak Spanish either!

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  13. Going to visit our son and his family for the first time, we saw a sign... Shelby 15 miles. A few miles further on, (as we headed directly toward Shelby), we saw another sign...Shelby 20 miles.

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  14. Yup ! I get sometimes where I forget how to spell simple words to, I call it brain farts lol ! Interesting signs lol ! Yup spell check is a spell saver lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day ! Happy Fall/Autumn to you both eh? !

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  15. Spelling mistakes irritate me, and especially when I make them! The most common one I see is the misuse of 'your', instead of using 'you're'. And if I see that on a website for a business, I'll probably look for different company.

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  16. Strange to see the two different spellings.

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  17. The sign error reminds me of the road sign troubles I've read about in Scotland. Mayber reading the following two links will make you laugh:

    http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/bute-renamed-penis-island-in-gaelic-sign-blunder-1-3867056

    http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/bute-renamed-penis-island-in-gaelic-sign-blunder-1-3867056

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  18. Oh no! The scond copy and pastw of the link didn't work and I gqve you two of the same. Heres is my favorite of the two road sign errors: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7702913.stm

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  19. I didn't even catch the mistake at first, that is funny. Wishing you a late happy birthday. I am so far behind with everything and it is driving me crazy!

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  20. One of my pet peeves is the mix-up between stationery and stationary. I'm tempted to have a black felt pen in my purse to make necessary changes
    . I once lost out in a spelling bee because of the word guard which I still have to stop and think if the u comes before or after the a.

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  21. LOL! Our street name and subdivision name both have the word Latham, and on one it is spelled Lathem!!! It gives us fits when we are giving directions!

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  22. Funny. No spell check for signs.
    I'm in trouble when I use handwriting instead of a device anymore. I rely heavily on spell check to correct my on those tricky words.

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  23. Oh, those kinds of things bug me no end. I used to be a very good speller, but sometimes now I find I have to stop and think about it.
    Happy Fall to you!

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  24. This is your inner editor speaking! Sometimes, ya just gotta let it out to have its say ;)

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  25. I used to be a pretty fair speller. Was never really excellent or anything, but spell check has degraded the spelling part of my brain something awful. I am so used to not having to worry about it anymore. Then I go to hand write a letter and am misspelling words right and left these days. How do kids these days learn how to spell at all?!

    I would bet it might bother the people in Ponsford. Just because you're small doesn't mean you want to be overlooked, you know? LOL! ;)

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