31 Day Blog Challenge – Day 8

I am the worst speller on the planet and my grammar skills are nothing to write home about so it’s with great humility that I share with you my biggest pet peeve.

The correct spelling of a lot is with two words.

In high school I wrote a really great paper.  I have no memory as to what it was about, but I remember being really proud of it.  I gave it to my boyfriend to proof read and the one error he sent back was that I had spelled a lot as one word.  UGH!  This was before computers so I had no choice but to rewrite the entire paper.

Lesson learned.

I don’t know why it’s such a pet peeve of mine.  I guess I see it and it still reminds me of that freakin’ paper.

And they say time heals all wounds.

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Day 6: Random Act of Kindness

Day 5: Favorite Films

Day 4: Best Childhood Memory

Day 1, 2 & 3: Playing Catchup

Peace in,

Tami

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6 Responses to Day 8: Biggest Pet Peeve

  1. Oh man, that’s a pet peeve of mine, too. As are a lot of grammatical errors similar to that. Remember those days when everything was written BY HAND??? There were no room for mistakes! LOL.

  2. Nikki says:

    The correct spelling of a lot is on the top of my list! I write for a living, but I was a terrible speller in high school. My English teacher (a nun), even said to me, “honey, you’re a beautiful writer, but you can’t spell worth s**t.” Yes, she used the actual bleeped out word. She was a very cool nun, lol! I’ve learned a lot over the years, but I still rely on spell-check often.

    • Tami says:

      Love her! My only issue with spell check is that it can’t read my mind. I spell so bad that sometimes it can’t help me. HA!

  3. Laura says:

    I’m right there with ya! Read this. Not only will make you giggle, it may help you the next time you encounter an “alot”.

    http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html

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