As most of you already know, I am an atrocious speller. Maria and I are going to start this page to document the spelling errors, but not in the sense that they are incorrect, but in the sense of I am researching a new spelling perspective. We all know the English language is screwed up. Who starts spelling “knowing” with a “k”, when the word clearly starts out sounding as an “n”? As Mark Twain said,

“Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.”

I am a person who spells by the sounding of the word. Certain dialects from New York state are different as well. We can discern usually a person from Central New York from a person from NY City. The way I would spell a NY City “I’m working here” would be “I’m walking hear”.

Maria is studying my patterns with her own curiosity and has been the primary spell checker for the blog, with occasional complement from my youngest son, Daniel. She noticed quite recently while I was exchanging text messages with a family friend, that him and I were spelling things exactly the same. So, we came up with the idea to create a dictionary from the words I typically misspell. And Maria would be the primary person in charge of this endeavor, because obviously I cannot. 🙂

The first word will start off with is “know” which I spell “now”. I can spell different words the same way and know the difference because of the way you pronounce the vowel in them. So for me, to write it down, I would need a double dot like some other languages have.

(“Umlaut” refers to a historical sound shift in German.[13] The German umlaut raises back vowels /a/, /o/ and /u/ to /e/, /ø/ and /y/, respectively. Affected vowels a, oand u in modern German orthography are written as ä, ö and ü, i.e. they are written with diacritical marks identical to the diaeresis mark. Therefore, in German (and in some languages influenced by German orthography), the name of the diacritical symbol is sometimes also given as umlaut. -from Wikipedia)

I’m not sure how this will work. If Maria sees some spelling mistake on my blog, she’ll add it to my list.

This page will be continuously be updated as time goes on. Big High 5 for curiosity. Hope you enjoy.

I’ve grown comfortable with presenting posts knowing that they have spelling mistakes in them. Most people have been polite. Thank you for that. Most people know the subject matter of my images speaks for itself, and the words are just for slight support of the image.

And if you have anything to add please leave comments.

are  – our

vehical -vehicle


1 comment
  1. nliakos said:

    I agree that your images speak for themselves. I admire you for offering this gently humorous way of acknowledging a minor defect which, after all, has no bearing on photography. English spelling is absurd,, as you point out.

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