Lots of people don’t spell at all. Never did. But now that there’s Spell Check on computers it’s more than ever before a dying art. I was a pretty good speller, probably due to visual memory strong on letters — But there were always a couple of words that lay in ambush for me; I simply couldn’t remember how many letters and which ones went to make them up. This is what I tell myself so I can remember those particular elusive ones:
–How many “g’s” in aggressive?
Not content with a single “g”, aggressive shoulders its way in, asserting itself and its power, with an additional “g”.
– How many “r’s” and “s’s” in embarrassment?
Oh, the shame and humiliation! Is that a blush I feel? It’s all just too much; and so there’s an extra dose to match the excess self-consciousness, double the “r”, double the “s,” to match the too-muchness!
Do you have any spelling tricks to share?