Saturday, July 22, 2017

I will be a national hero

One of my very first blog posts from 0ctober, 2005. Sadly I never did start that campaign.

The trouble with Americans is: they can't spell. I suspect this is the root of all their irritating little habits, like eating too much and waging war in foreign lands. It gives them a deep sense of inferiority.

I shall start a campaign to bring good spelling to the US of A. It will change the path of world history and I will be declared a hero and have a day named after me. They will call it ... oh, perhaps they'll call it Spelling Day, and it will be on my birthday. Or maybe, as no doubt it will be a long process, on my deathday. 

There will be a national holiday and everyone will go to ice cream parlours and eat prettily-coloured cones with their neighbours.

Until then I must remember that the spellchecker is American and thus cannot spell.

The interesting thing about this topic is that I tried to post it once and it disappeared into the ether. It is probably residing in the CIA's database even now and I will be rounded up whenever there is a threat to American security. I have seen 24; I know what their computers can do in the blink of an eye. The question is: will I be allowed to post it this time?


Ole Phat Stu said...

When reviewing Trump's twitter posts, I find
I can correctly spell floccinaucinihilipilification ;-)

Nick said...

The different spellings I can cope with. I can even cope with the different words (elevators, suspenders, nutjobs, diapers, cribs). What I can't cope with is the lunatics who're now running the country.

Ole Phat Stu said...

"What I can't cope with is the lunatics who're now running the country."

Superfluous second apostrophe ;-)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

In between erratic spelling , very basic understanding of punctuation and even more basic typing skills I hesitate to join in , but why is the second apostrophe superfluous ?
'Whore' doesn't seem to fit in anywhere ...

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Well the post was a long time ago , but who is it that cannot spell? Us or Them?

Did you have a bit of a "I dislike the USA day"?