About this blog

This blog was created to make it easier for my friends to keep up with my book-writing process. The book is called "Journey to the Heart of God". It is about the importance of pursuing God's righteousness in order to live as He intended so that we can live a full and abundant life: the eternal life Christ came to give us. Happy reading! :D

I Before E, Except after C...

I've always been a sort of a word nerd. I think I may have mentioned this before... I just love word games and words in general and sometimes I just write random stuff because I can't get my brain to focus. Usually it makes no sense but I just do.  And I always loved English in school and it was one of my best subjects (behind Etymology of course) and I was always good at spelling too. Like everyone in my fam besides my mom always asks me how to spell stuff because I usually know (though I have to write it down sometimes lol).
But.... confession time... there are some words I can NEVER spell right. Do you have any of those monsters? Eeeek they drive me crazy! No matter how hard I try, I ALWAYS get it messed up. I discovered that most of the time the words I can't spell are words that have goofy rules or that don't follow the rules. For example, one of my pet peeve rules is the "i before e" rule because even though I know it forward and backward I still get it messed up. I always wanna spell "believe" and "receive" wrong. And anyway where does "weird" come in? That doesn't "sound like a as in Neighbour or weigh" :P   
Sometimes my spelling issues are just a matter of my fingers getting a mind of their own which mind happens to be mentally impaired or else I just get dyslexic... but sometimes I just can't spell a word. and you know, I can't list any because I only realize them when I come across them ^_^
The other tendency (oh! There was one! lol I always try to spell it "tendancy" for some weird reason :-/) I have is to spell things the British way. Maybe it's because in school I always had to write my verses in King James English or maybe it's because my last name is spelled the English way or maybe it's one of those unexplainable quirks... I dunno. But I always wanna say "colour" and such which my spellchecker does not like ^_^
So do you have any trouble rules or words in writing? Any odd quirks like spelling the British way? :P


Karen said...

Yes, I hate we have so many rules. I studied Spanish and they have so few, it's hard to mess up writing Spanish. You write just like you say the letters. Hey, check out my group blog: www.kindredheartwriters.com
Have a great weekend.

Emily Ann Benedict said...

I hate spelling! Just hate it! And yes, there are words that I can't spell no mather how hard I try. That I before E things always bugs me too.

L. E. Neighbour said...

Yes Karen, Spanish is so much easier that way! All I have to do is remember when/where to put accent marks :P Thanks for the link! Following it :D
Emily, somehow I am not surprised at this ;) What say we picket? :D lol

Emily Ann Benedict said...

What? You mean I just naturally look like someone who doesn't handle spelling well? LOL

Picket? I don't know. I suppose we should find the people who invented the alphabet and go from there. ;)

L. E. Neighbour said...

LOL no of course not :P It's just that your brain is similar to mine in so many respects it just wasn't surprising that you have similar troubles :P