Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Back in our school days, we baby boomers struggled with Spelling.  Then along came the computer and spell-check software. more worries about spelling.  All that studying down the drain....and, for what.

Well, it didn't take long to find out that spell-check wasn't as smart as we first thought it was.  No one cautioned us about homonyms, words that sound the same, but are spelled differently, and have different meanings.  When I came across this poem that illustrates this problem, I couldn't wait to share it.......

"Candidate for a Pullet Surprise
~Mark Eckman and Jerrold H. Zar 

I have a spelling checker.
It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your sure reel glad two no.
Its vary polished inn it's weigh.
My checker tolled me sew.

A checker is a bless sing,
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when aye rime.

Each frays come posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule.
The checker pours o'er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.

Bee fore a veiling checkers
Hour spelling mite decline,
And if we're lacks oar have a laps,
We wood bee maid too wine.

Butt now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
Their are know faults with in my cite,
Of nun eye am a wear.

Now spelling does knot phase me,
It does knot bring a tier.
My pay purrs awl due glad den
With wrapped words fare as hear.

To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should bee proud,
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaws are knot aloud.

Sow eye can sea why aye dew prays
Such soft wear four pea seas,
And why eye brake in two averse
Buy righting want too pleas.