Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Spelling Words- Day 20 of #100happydays

The word I wanted was ‘silhouette’. As is often the case, I didn’t know the spelling, so put down something hoping spell-check would be able to help. No hope- the word remained underlined in red. I tried another spelling. This time I spell-check threw up ‘stiletto’. I nearly selected, but paused. I was looking for a dark figure set against a setting sun, not for high-heeled shoes or an assassin’s knife. Ultimately, I had to seek Ms. Google’s help.
Even in this age of auto-correct, or maybe because this is the age of auto-correct, you need to know your spellings.
I was happy because Thing One represented his grade in the Spelling Bee. He didn't win or finish runners' up, but he was selected, and that's a big thing too!
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1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Congratulations to you and Thing 1! What great news. And I agree that it's always helpful to have a sense of spelling. I like it that words are my friends.


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