Friday, January 27, 2012

Ought-oh correx

Speling Counts

“Relying on spell check and its sibling autocorrect, my fiction students have staged countless scenes of family quarrel in the dinning room. Ignoring how a college student can have failed to learn the spelling of ‘dining,’ let’s consider: the dinning room, where families din at one another every evening. Or there’s the scene with the boyfriend who keeps starring at his new girlfriend, amazed by his luck. I love that—I see his eyes full of stars, blinking off and on like supernovas, much more interesting than simply staring.”

—Lucy Ferris, writer-in-residence, Trinity College (Connecticut) and contributor to the Lingua Franca blog, 2011

* The Spell Check Mug Poem:

I have a spelling checker.
It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks for my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

Eye ran this poem threw it.,
Your sure reel glad two no.
Its vary polished in it’s weigh,
My checker tolled me sew.

Editorial Comment: Spelling schmelling. Its the idears that count.

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