Friday, January 14, 2011

Spelling Nerds Unite!

I love this picture.  No, it's not me.  My hair is much longer.

Misspelled words make me crazy.  I try to give grace and kindness to all mankind, but sometimes I just want things to be RIGHT, not WRITE, catch my drift?  It's all I can do sometimes not to correct spelling on facebook. 

That would get me a lot of friends, wouldn't you agree??

I like to put two or three "challenges" on the board each day for my students.  The English language can be crazy and confusing sometimes, so we help each other figure it out.  For example, what is the difference between principal and principle?  One is your PAL!!  At least, that's how I remember it....

Here's a little English goodness for you today, because I care.

They're / Their / There

They're = They + are (Example:  They're never going to listen!)

Their = Possessive form of they (Example:  I took their dog for a walk.)

There = place (Example:  I sat there for hours.)

Your / You're

Your = showing possession (Example:  Your feet stink.)

You're = You + are (Example:  You're going to burn those shoes.)


Anonymous said...

I LOVE this! It really makes me crazy when it is in the mistakes are in the church bulletin!!

con said...

i feel the same way about correcting facebook, but then i found a misspelling in something i posted a while ago even though i had read it a million times before posting...oh, well.
i'm writing this, though, because the your/you're samples are the reasons i love you.