Words we don’t know how to spell
We all get a little constipated when it comes to pushing out the right way to spell a word sometimes. I’ve worked with journalists for a decade so I’ve had repeated exposure to those who can’t spell for shit – which coincidentally, is what they get paid for their efforts.
As an editor most of my spelling mishaps have been picked up by readers who don’t have anything better to do than delight in my misfortune. I once wrote holiday with an extra ‘L’ – perhaps in some desperate bid to extend mine – and I quickly addressed my error and wrote it over and over again until it was in my brain.
Everyone has those few words or at least one word they can never get right; like turd treads in your underwear you didn’t mean to do it and when you found out you did it you weren’t about to tell everyone. But now that text or writing is a large part of communication, the words you can’t spell are now out for all to see – by posting your faux pas on Facebook you are handing your delicates to your friends to wash. Now when your spelling is shit, it shows.