Thursday, July 21, 2011

Double Spelling FAIL alert

Quote:  "Take care that you never spell a word wrong. Always before you write a word, consider how it is spelled, and, if you do not remember, turn to a dictionary.' - Thomas Jefferson to his daughter

Double Spelling FAIL alert

Ok so I am WELL AWARE that my last name is tricky. To me it's not though and if you really look at it it isn't that hard. BUT to most people it is terrifying for them to try to pronounce or spell.

I (along with my siblings) get the question -almost daily- "How long did it take you to learn to spell your last name when you were in kindergarten?".

To which we've had numerous answers over the years:

  • "I don't know."
  • "I can't remember."
  • "I guess not long because it doesn't stand out as some momentous achievement in my memory."
  • "Approx 16 hours straight." (lie but it made them shut up)

and the best one yet...

  • "I don't know. How long did it take you to learn to spell Dumbass?"

The last answer isn't really very nice but it gets some great reactions.

Anyway... it doesn't really hurt our feelings or even make us blink twice when we see our last name spelled. I mean its long so we can't totally fault the speller.


Today I saw one of the greatest name fails I've ever seen in regards to our name.

Phillip Lutzinkirchen

I mean come on.. this was on national television for the SEC Media Days. It's kind of a big deal and it's kinda viewed by LOTS of people. The best part about this was that it was a double name FAIL. Both his first and last name were spelled wrong. I mean all you had to do was go online and look up the correct spelling. Philip Lutzenkirchen. This wasn't an instance where you should just "guess" or "sound-it-out". Whoever had the job of putting the players names on the screen definately dropped the ball today.

I laughed out loud.

I'm not saying I'm the world's greatest speller but when I know alot of people are going to see my writing I try to make sure I look up any words/names I'm unsure of.

**Please don't scan my blog for spelling errors from now on since I just said that. I type really fast and don't spell check on this blog. AND because that would be lame guys. ha jk

Smell ya later.

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