Wednesday

Spelling Bea


So, it appears that I just might be able to squeak a date in this month. Maybe.

His name is Creative Speller (thanks Molly) and he is quite cute.

However...

His spelling is, well, creative and it's all I can do to try and let it not bother me. I'm a horrible person, I know, but as someone who was reading and writing at a 5th grade level when I was in grade 1, spelling is something important to me. Some people judge others based on looks, others by how much money someone makes or the way they dress, don't smell like horse dung etc... I prefer not to judge people at all but sometimes, it's just too in your face. Allow me to explain.

We all make spelling mistakes. My roomie will tell you that my spelling whilst chatting on-line is pretty atrocious. But it really isn't my spelling that's bad, I swear. I just can't type. It's true. I put spaces in where there should be none. I have a dickens of a time putting the ' in contractions and a word like "don't" ends up looking like "don;t" 99.9999% of the time. Frequently, words I use seem fabricated by yours truly and end up looking like a language entirely of their own... I don;t wan tot becasue... just one of the many fine examples to choose from. I use "wan tot" in place of "want to" so frequently that it has become a part of Molly's and my lexicon. I digress, but I just wan totted to show you that the old gal is not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination.

No, what I am referring to here with regards to Creative Speller is his flagrant disregard towards the concept of homonyms.

Wear do you work

Hear is my phone number

What are you going to where tonight

It would only take me 10 minutes to get their

I think you can see wear I am going with this. Once or twice, no problem, but the conversation lasted about 20 minutes and not once was a homonym used correctly. As previously stated above, I am a horrible human being to be so nitpicky on this matter. Especially since the other contender for Mr. July is a 47-year old dude who won't show me what he looks like and would certainly fall under the "Looking for a spouse" category as outlined in yesterday's posting. This is a guy who went on and on and on about how wise and real I was and how he could not wait to soak up some of my wisdom. Dude, if you are hoping that some early 30-something chick is going to give you a clue... well, that's just scary. Especially when that 30-something chick is someone as clueless as Me.

Is it August yet?

7 comments:

mollyblogger said...

Okay, I'm not going to advocate any "fixing" of SOs, BUT... creative spelling is fixable.

My mother, for the longest time said "waccuum" instead of "vaccuum". Honest mistake. Where she comes from, V is pronounced W (and vice versa). After years of pointing this out, she now makes a concerted effort to pronounced the V. People can grow and learn and evolve. CS could learn the difference between where/wear, there/their/they're, etc.

But a 47 year old hitting on you, refusing to procure a photo and well... all 'round being evasive as to his identity? Not fixable. That W will never become a V.

Beatrice Petty said...

But the "P" would almost certainly turn into an "S" for "psycho"

Courtney said...

I hear you on the spelling thing- I had an army boyfriend (in the States) for a few years and he worshipped the ground I walked on and wrote me love poems... where he called me a deer because it rhymed with dear and spelled them both the same. *sigh* He was not the brightest boy around. But soo soo sweet. Give him a chance. :)

lornStar said...

i say DON'T GIVE HIM A CHANCE..!! i can't stand bad spellers either! i say RAISE THE BAR TO SOMEONE OF HIGHER INTELLIGENCE AND BETTER DICTION!!

Beatrice Petty said...

Second only to poor spellers are people who over-use CAPITAL LETTERS...

Anyway, Creative Speller will be given a chance... not wanting to go out with someone because they are 47 and desparate to start a family the next day is one thing... Besides, when he speaks, he may be thinking "wear" when he means "where", but at least they sound the same.

Beatrice Petty said...

Apparently I too am a creative speller with my creative mis-spelling of the word "desperate" above... bad Bea...

CS update. He has now been filed under the "I want to date a million different people and completely exhaust myself in the process" category... as one of those people who are talking to so many people that they can't remember who you are.

Next!

theGuywiththeHat said...

Anuther possibility is that he was TRYING to be cute. My advice (to be taken with a ton of salt) is to ease up a bit and sea watt could happen :) Worse comes to worse, you only fill your quota for July.