"Three 'a's, of course, in Barbara?"
Autumn: A Time for Reflection
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"It's all learning-is-fun and invented spelling then - bam! - second grade."
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Art Is A Snap When You Know How To Spell
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"I found a misused apostrophe in one of your entrees."
"No, it's not a typo."
Shepherd looks down in valley to see sheep formed into the shape of the word "BAA".
"My worst nightmare is seeing apostrophes where they don't belong."
"The s-p-e-l-l-i-n-g thing doesn't w-o-r-k anymore, mom."
"Chaucer on lyne thrie."
"We capitalize 'Internet' out of respect for its power."
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"How do you spell 'procrastination'?"
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"You asked if I could type blood."
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"I lost the spelling bee on the word 'gangsta.' "
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"I wonder, Cyndee, whether your parents are aware of this week's spelling of your name."
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"So, … do you prefer possum or opossum?''
"I won the spell-check bee."
"I address all of Daniel's spelling and long-division needs."
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"So, hw ws yr smmr?"
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" 'Grrr' is not a word."
Mice taking lessons.
Spelling Bee at Ridgefield Country Day School.
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"'Terminated'. Could you use that in a sentence?"