The Other I

August 30, 2010

A test of unimportance

Filed under: Just Stuff — theotheri @ 8:32 pm

The following is a test of things that in one time in my life I thought were important:

Which of the following in each of the pairs below represents the correct spelling?

independant or independent

vacume or vacuum

separate or seperate

recommend or recomend

playright or playwright

speech or speach

I won’t bother identifying the right answers.  If you use either spelling, most people will know what you mean.  And if my old-fashioned self grits my teeth at a misspelling, I will remind myself to look over these blog posts and all my own misspelled words.

It’s not that I don’t think spelling matters at all.  It’s just that I realize after all these years that we misspell words for a lot of reasons beside carelessness.



  1. and tehn tehre is tihs weer you awrae taht as lnog as the frist and lsat ltters of a wrod are in palce you can raed it?


    Comment by kateritek — September 1, 2010 @ 4:31 pm | Reply

    • Taht’s so ture! Conmunication can suvrive a lot of batreeing. The Ohter I


      Comment by theotheri — September 1, 2010 @ 8:29 pm | Reply

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