Wednesday, July 8, 2009


We wonder why kids have such a hard time learning to read and write. I have been teaching for 20 years. I read and write at a fairly advanced level. I recently got my Masters degree with a fairly high GPA, and yet just spent 15 minutes trying to figure out whether my other blog's name was spelled correctly. Or is that spelt, no that has a little red line under it, therefore it must be wrong, unless I am writing about a certain kind of flour, and if I were, then I did indeed spell it correctly, despite the protests of my computer. And therefor looked wrong without an e at the end but didn't have a squiggle, but I added an e (therefore) and it looked better and still didn't have a squiggle, but now didn't has a squiggle, but squiggle, which really shouldn't be a word at all doesn't have a red squiggle, so when did contractions fall out of use in the English language. Oh, and by the way, it seems that either whiney or whiny is acceptable.
PS Now after previewing my post, it seems that contractions are okay, but whiney is unacceptable, despite the fact that most online dictionaries seem to list both as okay. Auuurrrrrgggghhhh. And yes that has a red squiggle under it!

1 comment:

  1. Feeling a little frustrated? I completely understand. I spend much time fighting the red squiggle myself. I too get one under the word didn't. Oh wait it isn't there now. I don't get it. Have a good day anyway and enjoy the fact that it is in the 60s there and not like here where it is surely to hit 100 today.