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As a someone who is not an english native speaker, it's really wild that english spelling is so badly irregular you can make a competition out of it. amirite?

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Try learning to read Chinese and Japanese at the same time.

Fun fact: English descriptions of speech impediments make the impediment clear by someone who has said impediment because English is a cruel mistress

Lisp, soft palette, stutter etc

Thatoneduderyans avatar Thatoneduderyan Yeah You Are +7Reply

There, their, if your not certain open that they're curtain.

And wilder still is that we have kids compete in this competition when more than half of the adults in the country can spell worth a CRAP

@Nickyikky Eh I consider good spelling a nearly useless talent.

It's useful in writing a good curriculum since it makes you seem more professional. That's about it though

mihneacuzino2s avatar mihneacuzino2 Yeah You Are +8Reply
@Nickyikky Eh I consider good spelling a nearly useless talent.

You have to be 'good enough' but anything over that is just a novelty.

Try French.

jodzdzownicas avatar jodzdzownica Yeah You Are +4Reply
@jodzdzownica Try French.

French is easy, you just have to ignore the second, decorative half of the words.

It's not really irregular.... you just have to know or figure out at which point in history they stole a word from another language (Danelaw period, Norman period, etc...).

@bibbitybobbitybacon It's not really irregular.... you just have to know or figure out at which point in history they stole a word from...

English spelling bees are quite unique in how etymology is critical to knowing the correct spelling rule

As I typed this I just realized how close etymology is to entomology, which doesn't really help in the study of spelling bees

dankXDs avatar dankXD Yeah You Are +3Reply

I was just telling my mom I heard a non native speaker accidentally say the N word when trying to pronounce a country in Africa.

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