Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jeez, I Guess I Suck At Spelling . . .

Okay, everybody take a quick 5 minutes to try out this quiz:

The 25 Most Commonly Misspelled Words, from BusinessWriting.com.

I got a 70% -- or 19/27 correct, which the site tells me is "good," but which I consider HORRIBLY, horribly BAD!!!

You'd think I would know how to spell these words since:

A) I pretend to be a writer; and
B) I actually work for a business where much writing and editing is carried out (oops!)

Anyway . . . don't tell my boss, mmmkay? (shhhh!)

Oddly enough, I spelled all the British words correctly. I used to get in trouble in elementary school for using the British spellings of certain words like "colour" and "aluminium," even though I'm not British and have never been to jolly ol' England. I think it's from all the Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling I read growing up.

Post in the comments section and let me know how you did.

5 comments:

Kim Kasch said...

I only did one better than you. Here's what I got:

Your score is: 20 points out of a possible 27
That is 74 % -- Good!

So similar

Kim Kasch said...

Hey one thang eye 4got 2 tell U, eye'm home with a bad head cold

sew mayb mi spelling isn't up 2 par

;)

David Batista said...

Nice try, Kim. Nice try. :)

Ashe Hunt said...

Your quiz results

Your score is: 21 points out of a possible 27
That is 78 % -- Good!

I'm pissed off. On one I did what I shouldn't have and changed it because I had it right the first time. One other I just buggered it. Out of the 6 I got wrong 4 were honest. I hate stupid mistakes, especially when I make them.

David Batista said...

Yeah, but you still did good. I had a few like that, too. I think after a while you loose most of the points from second-guessing.

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