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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

#GBE2 & #AtoZ: The Big O

Letter O is for Orthography.  For those of you unfamiliar with the word, orthography means spelling. It's a big O because to spell incorrectly is to change meaning, if ewe no what eye mean?

I may not always know the correct spelling of a word, but I can tell when something is wrong. For example, one of my students wrote a story about a girl in a  

"SATAN dress."   
Muah, hah, hah.

I envisioned fiery red flames shooting from the character's waist while devowering everyone she ventures in contact with. Definitely not school appropriate as devil horns protrude from her evil skull. 

Nada.

The little girl's story involved cute little bunnies hopping around colorful egg-filled baskets. Could she have meant satin?

The big O also stands for Oh, no!



17 comments:

Betty Taylor said...

Cute! Yes, words that are very similar in looks are so entirely different.

Darlene said...

You are write! Spelling is quit important! heehee. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a knew follower. (Sorry, I'm getting carried away....)

Talya Tate Boerner said...

Satan dress - I pictured Katniss wearing the fire dress:))

Optimistic Existentialist said...

It's amazing how one letter misplaced can change the entire meaning of a sentence!

Writercat59 said...

Spelling sure is important alright. One letter out of place and the meaning totally changes. And don't even get me started about texting and the misuse of your for you're! GRRR!Fun post as always!

mail4rosey said...

I wonder if her parents kept it in her school momentos, lolol.

Kathy said...

I think spelling is an important skill to learn. If you can't learn to spell, at least learn to use spell check. You can be the brightest crayon in the box and you misspell words and you will look like an idiot.

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

stevebethere said...

I always find spelling important espeshally with texts etc these days as it is harder to express yourself than when your actually talking phace to phace, don't you think Joise?

The Desert Rocks said...

What a cute story. I hope she grows up and writes The Satan Dress though. It could top the Vampire charts!

Rhonda said...

If I had a do-over, I would have studied spelling a bit better. Both of my girls are experts at using an on-line or a paper dictionary and both are excellent spellers who I turn to when I need the correct spelling of a word.

Binky said...

Devowering?

Mary said...

That's funny!! Definitely not school appropriate!

Those poor singed bunnies in the basket.....

Mary Purpari said...

I think the flames at her "waste" may have been devouring everybody "incite" heeheeheehee

http://marypurpari.blogspot.com/2013/04/o-is-for-obtuse.html

Amy Morgan said...

Made me smile - as always. :) Thanks!

Loy Cerf said...

Another funny letter! Can't wait to see what you do for Q,X and Z--of course those will be the calm ones! LOL Happy Thursday!

Kristen Dyrr said...

Haha! That is such a cute story! I love it -- I have red satan sheets, but they really are like Satan, because they always slip off, driving me insane. I must keep them away from my bed! :)

#atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

Sandra Tyler said...

Hey Joyce, I know you didn't submit this but I'd love to use it for the special A-Z edition of The Woven Tale Press: http://woventalepress.com

Don't bother submitting there, just email me your approval at sandratyler@me.com referencing this Url (good one!).

Sandra