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Spelliing Isn't Easy.... [Correcting A Young Person's Spelling; Spelling Tricks; My Mistake! ]

> It is true that some tasks are easier
> for some people than for others.
> I don't know if spelling is usually easier
> for sisters or for brothers.
> I've spoken English for over sixty years,
> and written it almost as long,
> but still sometimes when i spell words
> they come out.......oh so wrong!
>
> A bright young poet wrote me a poem,
> and she did her best.
> She was brave enough to sit at Ray's,
> unlike all the rest.
> I corrected spelling, but I LIKE her poem,
> and I told her it was so.
> She said she wasn't good at spelling.
> I hope I did not fill her with woe.
>
> Now I've read the poem again. It still
> is good and it even rhymes!
> But even a GREAT poet like ME
> needs help with English sometimes.
> So now I'll try to think of some tricks
> to help her along.
> If i were a great composer (I'm not)
> i could turn this into a song.
>
> SaLmon Lives in oceans, rivers, and Lakes.
> It may sound Like samon, but an L it takes.
> Flavorful only has 2 Ls, though you might think 3.
> It's the same for beautiful, as some flowers can be.
> Yogurt's a tough one. it has NO e, it is trUe.
> When YOU think of YOgUrt, just think of YOU!
>
> More than one banana is BANANAS, not banana's.
> Banana's is a contraction or shows possession.
> And remember the Y and apostrophe in THEY'RE.
> Good luck. Have fun. This is the end of the session.
>
>

Submitted: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 10, 2013


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i came out of Ray's Food Place with bananas, frozen yogurt, and salmon. a girl and a woman were sitting out front on the sidewalk (on chairs) at a card table, the girl offering to write for me a free poem. well, it WAS free! what did i have to lose? ? they even gave me a piece of paper when i asked for one, and i wrote a thank you poem for the girl (and the woman, who was promoting a free summer writing workshop for young people) . the poem about my purchases was very nice and read as follows: [i supplied the (sic) , indicating an error, after each mistake]


> Samon (sic) Frozen yogert (sic) banana
>
> Samon (sic) is Flavorfull (sic)
> Frozen yogert (sic) is Sweet
> banana's (sic) are Yummy
> there (sic) all good to eat

but then i did as the poem Spelliing Isn't Easy indicates. did YOU catch MY mistake? ? i really didn't notice it until i had sent it to the workshop teacher! YES, i think we all make mistakes; mine was a TYPO! really.
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  • Marcus Mckinley (7/22/2013 12:24:00 PM)

    is this your mistake? implying there are 2 L's in beautiful

    Flavorful only has 2 Ls, though you might think 3.
    ] It's the same for beautiful, as some flowers can be.

    a very thoughtful poem for a young poet. great write
    you may like my poem titled patience is a test in pronunciation

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  • Gulsher John (7/9/2013 9:42:00 PM)

    Wow..... that's filled my heart with admiration, how gentle and caring u r....
    A very simple but very loving, indeed it happens especially with ES and those cant follow or doesn't know about the typing rules(like myself)
    Indeed spelling isn't an easy task... but u r a great composer, no doubt of it

  • Yasmeen Khan (7/9/2013 3:34:00 PM)

    Interesting poem with a lively tone and flowing rhymes, I remember 'My Fair Lady' and G.B. Shaw' spelling 'ghoti' for 'fish'. I enjoyed reading it :)

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