Today’s post is a contest I ran a couple of years ago, but since we have added lots of new readers since then, I decided to post it again – and yes, I am running the contest again, too. Be sure to send me your entry!
Ever get frustrated trying to improve your spoken English by reading written English? Or wonder why two words that are spelled completely differently are pronounced exactly the same? With certain words, you have to hear them in context in order to figure out which word, and which spelling, was intended.
Today’s entry is a humorous look at how using spellcheck on your computer might substitute correctly spelled words in a completely wrong context. Give yourself a spelling challenge and see if you can figure out how the words really should be spelled.
To make it more fun, I’m turning it into a contest!
Here’s how the contest works: Rewrite the poem with the correct spellings for the context, leave a comment below telling me what you’d like to learn in your free coaching session, and then e-mail your completed poem to me at lisa at losemyaccent dot com. Don’t post your corrected poem below- just let me know what you’d like to learn if you win the free session! From all the correct entries, I will select one winner on Wednesday, August 21st to receive a free 30 minute coaching session with me! This is a $50 value! We can work on pronunciation, grammar, idioms, or other English topics. It’s up to you!
Please share this with your friends on FB, Twitter, and other sites; I want as many people as possible to have a chance to win! Good luck!
Here’s the poem:
Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rarely ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect in it’s weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.
— Sauce unknown
Don’t forget — when you figure it out, post a comment below to tell what you’d like to learn in your free coaching session, then e-mail me your poem. Check back on Thursday, August 23rd to see if you are the lucky winner!
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