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Spelling Malady

I am going to write really short today because I’m tired of spelling…yeah, I got Microsoft Word to help me spwell but so what? Don’t want to spill too much tonight because I’m done with speeling.

My son’s got exam tomorrow and we’ve been running through a lot of spoolings today and you know what? If I thought Chinese words were tough…blooooddiiieee hell, I got it all wrong. English is far harder.

We spent forty minutes studying and memorizing just one word…mischievous. See? Even I got it wrong without Microsoft Word…and shit, I just realized that I taught my son how to spill the word wrongly. Tiu!

Why can’t mischievous be mischivius? Or mischivus or something more logical instead of the conglomeration of unnecessary letters in there.

Sigh…I got to sleep early tonight cause tomorrow is….well, Monday.

He’s in standard two for crissakes! Isn’t he supposed to speell words like school, garden, mother, father, cup, fat, thin, short, long, home, house, kid, parent…etc? Instead, he has to spool words like….

Adventure

Scratch

Conversation

Satisfaction

Recess

Antennas

Allowance

Personality

Unpleasant

Accident

Injuries

Threatening

Resources

Unfortunately

Advantage

Explosion

Coward

Serious

Universe

Reunion

Fire-proof

Temperature

Grateful

Separation

Announcement

Article

Completely

Exactly

Some of these words, some of us can’t even spull correctly without the help of Microsoft Word, right or not?

Sigh…going to play some piano and go to sloop now. note note.

Comments

another mom said…
Nowadays with all the nutrients that kids are fed, their brains develop faster and hence, are smarted than us dungus when we were their age.

So, the schools have to keep up and spellings became more advance and makes us parents look more Doinnngg than ever.. LoL
Marsha M said…
another mom, don't think it's coz the food lah. i think it's siow because the world is becoming siow lah. i also wanna siow di. I ask my mother, 'mi, you got teach me spelling meh, when I was in school? how come being a mother is so hard wan these days?'

she looked at me with saying a word but i know what's she's thinking. 'serve you right, now you know leh...'

:-)
angie ng said…
i think the teachers just want to torture the children only ...

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