September 03, 2011

Spelling Failures

Taking the SAT was hard for multiple reasons.
First, the test is long. Really, really long. As in 3 hours of sitting on your butt, staring at a booklet full of questions, bubbling in your answers (be careful, don't want to finish only to find out that you accidentally filled out question 5's answer in the space for question 6...), and trying to remember everything you've ever learned.
And by everything you've ever learned, I mean all the spelling and grammar rules. The worst part of taking the SAT is coming out of the testing room and back into the real world of improper grammar and incorrect spelling.
For example, after sitting through 3 hours of SAT, I came out only to hear someone say, "Yo, man! Where you at?"
It's WHERE ARE YOU not "where you at"!
There are other instances where I just feel myself slipping back into SAT mode for spelling corrections. In fact, some of these instances are so common for so many people, that they have become their own internet meme (definition of internet meme as provided by Wikipedia). One such is Asian spelling mistakes. In other words, when something is imported from Asia, the English spelling of all words is not necessarily correct.
I was (un)fortunate enough to be able to experience this phenomenon first hand at a Grand Mart (Asian supermarket).

Example 1:
I guess you could just focus on the is a cute picture...
They did put the correct form of you're/your, so not a complete and utter failure.
"You're my sunchine"
Although, why a dead fish and another fish about to die is suitable for the quote "You're my sunshine"...

Examples 2 and 3:
They were very inventive; they were unable to spell "cushion" not on one flyer, but two and two different spellings...

 I have to give them some credit, though. They got it on the third try.

Anyways, I guess the whole point of this post was to show you just how important it is to follow proper grammar and spelling rules. It just makes life easier.
Off to spellcheck my essay,
Little Star

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