Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Writers Blind Spot

So after yesterdays rant about the ailing literacy coming out of our public schools, I started thinking about things I have problems with. After a bit of thought I realized that there are certain words which seem to stump me every time I try to spell them. The word guarantee, for example. I don't know why, but I have too look up the spelling every single time I use it. Which might explain why I don't use it that much. So this embarrassing little problem leads me to ask:

"Am I the only one?"

Are there others out there who suffer from this as well. Maybe we should form a support group!? (I'll bring the sugar cookies). What words do you tend to trip on when writing? If this is a common problem then it needs a cool name. I like the one I picked for the title but I'm always open to suggestions.


  1. Big time!

    Guarantee gets me every time. I know there's a U in there but I always forget where. Restaurant used to stump me too but I have it under control now.

  2. The other one that gets me is infinity. It's not that I can't spell it, I just can't type it. Normally ends up as inifinity.