Spelling Beee

| Learning | January 21, 2015

(I am in electronics class, sitting next to my friend. He is fairly bright, but stops to check his spelling.)

Friend #1: “Hey, [My Name]? How do you spell “electrode”?

Me: “E-L-E-C-T-R-O-D-E.”

Friend #1: “Are you sure? That looks weird, I thought it ended in ‘T-R-O-W-D’?”

Me: “Nope, pretty sure mine is the correct way.”

Friend #1: “Okay, thanks.”

(Five minutes pass by.)

Friend #1: “How about ‘vacuum’, please?”

Me: “V-A-C-U-U-M…” *and, because I am unable to resist* “…E.”

Friend #1: “Thanks.”

(Friend #2, sat on the other side of Friend #1, shoots me a confused look but I shake my head and stifle a laugh. The look in Friend #2’s eyes means he knows what I’m doing. Five more minutes pass.)

Friend #1: “How about ‘etched’?”

Me: “E-T-C-H-E-D… E.”

Friend #1: “…wait, that doesn’t look right at all.”

Friend #2: “No, that’s right. It’s how I always spell it.”

Friend #1: “Really?”

Friend #2: “Honest!”

Friend #1: “…it still doesn’t look right. Well, whatever, I’ve run out so can you loan me some more paper?”

Me: “P-A-P-E-R… E.”

(A full ten seconds of silence goes by. Then…)

Friend #1: “D*** YOU!” *begins erasing whole sentences that he’s been writing for most of the lesson*

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