Monday, May 15, 2006

A ditty for dyslexics....

Well not just dyslexics, Six agonises about his grammar, Gildy's commented about it, Span is spelling plough plow - but that's him just being a slapdash cutnpaster, having admitted dyslexia Lucy has required us all to remove the word verification anti spam device, and my youngest is dyslexic! So...any more for any more in the name check department? No? Then let's get onto a the spell check department, with a poem my Dad sent me for new year. (Yes he's a silver surfer).

Eye have a spelling chequer, it came with my pea sea,
It plainly marques four my revue, Miss takes eye can knot sea.
Eye strike the quays and type a word and weight four it two say,
Weather eye am rite oar wrong, it shows me strait aweigh.
As soon as a mist take is maid it nose bee four two long,
and I can put the error rite, it's rare lea ever wrong.
I've run this poem threw it, eye am shore yore pleas two no,
It's letter perfect in its weigh, my chequer tolled me sew,


Anonymous Curmy said...

Very good Gavin, that reads the way they speak in Suffolk !

Mon May 15, 08:02:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger IsobelMagsBuchan said...

LOL curmy! I must admit I read it in a west country accent (in my head). I wonder why that is?

Mon May 15, 08:30:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger The Great Gildersleeve said...

Excellent...very good. Yes, it is tempting to use a rural know what I think I will try it in my spell checker and see how many it tries to correct.

Remarkably, I have yet to add to the vocablary it already has stored.

I'm still trying to learn to talk Suffolk, Curmy is trying to teach me :-)

Mon May 15, 09:14:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger The Great Gildersleeve said...

Well of course because all the words exist and its only the context that many are only picked two words out as being in need of correction but as I could read the poem alright maybe I need to write that way as well then I could stop using the checker...

Mon May 15, 09:18:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger flyingfinn said...

That was quite hard to read. The words sound right, but they don't look right. Is that the point?

Mon May 15, 09:56:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Lucy said...

Very good Gavin. I actualy enjoyed reading that, the extra mental dexterity required is good -its like a brain gym.

Tue May 16, 06:43:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger Sarnia said...

I've never used a spell check (or should that be spellcheck?). I do have a dictionary by my pooter though.

My younger son is severely dyslexic.

Tue May 16, 04:12:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Span Ows said...

Very good Gavin! So many words that sound alike - imagine our foreign friends trying to learn!

Speaking of plough, there is a sentence (anybody remember it?) with enough, slough etc all with ough in but all pronounced in a different way!

plus there's the spaces in a pub sign...the gap between Coach and and and and and Horses was different! I can count to two too!


Wed May 17, 10:14:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger Sarnia said...

Well observed, Span Ough

Wed May 17, 11:26:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger The Great Gildersleeve said...

So Sarnia,
When can we expect your blog to work? I popped over there and saw a cry for help and nothing else ;-)

Wed May 17, 02:11:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Sarnia said...

Really? I've just popped over "there" too and see nothing - absolutely zilch!

I'm a complete techno-phobe so have no idea how to do it.

Am not particularly bothered though - usually restrict my ramblings to a diary that only I can see!

Wed May 17, 03:06:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger The Great Gildersleeve said...

Well, as I told Span I have messed up the layout of my blog so as to being technically inept...I'm not far behind you ;-)

Everyone else's blogs look great, mine is spoilt...can I start again? :-)

I'm sure that you are welcome on all our blogs so why worry about writing one I suppose...


Wed May 17, 05:32:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Kayfer Kettle said...

I absolutely love this Gav.

I am very hard on myself about spelling and grammar, and have really had to stop myself being so with others. As unqualified as I absolutely am to criticise someone else, it does nark me on a know what I mean, I'm sure, though you are leagues ahead of me in your knowledge of the true workings and principles of our amazing language.

Anyhoo, this wonderful ditty really does go to show that a person can make themselves understood, regardless.

I love it clever slant and it's message.

An excellent blog my man!

K x

Fri May 19, 11:59:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Lucy said...

I must also take this moment to mention again how grateful I am to no longer battle with jumping letters Gavin.
My youngest, also dyslexic, is just starting to make some progress with a toe by toe reading scheme. We came to the word Burgundy. Dutifully he breaks it down into its phonics; bur / gun / dee, 'now put it together' I say.
They move I tell you!

Sat May 20, 10:15:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Blimey. Such praise! I shall have to inform the Pater.

English is such a rich and extraordinarily irregular language, it makes one very grateful to have it as one's native tongue. Imagine having to learn it as a foreign language.

And yes for those of us who are not dyslexic, reading and writing are simple pleasures. My youngest used to start with the pencil in her right hand, from the right hand side, in mirror writing. Then when she got to the centre of the page she's swap the pencil to her left hand to continue up to the left hand side. All still in mirror writing.

Sun May 21, 03:44:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Span Ows said...

Mirror writing? Do you mean rude text messages?

Fri May 26, 06:09:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Span Ows said...

Come on Gav! you must have at least one footballing post ready!

Wed May 31, 05:34:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger The Great Gildersleeve said...

Gavin, thanks for your help, alongside Spans and your help, I will succeed, I have answered you on my blog...


Fri Jun 02, 08:35:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger The Great Gildersleeve said...

Just a quickie...I'm not saying that I wil find adding more links easy but initially I have a link to your blog :-)

I may have to fiddle about to make the links more personal and friendly as you have on your blog but its a start and for now its just your name, no heading saying links or that its a blog as yet...but you've got to learn...


Fri Jun 02, 09:12:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Say it in Dutch said...

Well, that poem was just too much for me :-)



Wed Jun 14, 12:11:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger Six Years Late said...

Have you gone on a spying mission Gavin? Completely incognito

Thu Jun 15, 11:46:00 AM GMT+1  

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