It may or may not have something to do with being COMPLETELY INDIFFERENT to how things should be spelled.
People fuss way too much about it. It's annoying, and comes off as arrogance when people bitch about it all the time.
Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?
I go by what seems right when I spell something. I'm usually a pretty good speller on the computer, but I make a lot of typos because my right hand is faster than my left.
I notice that I spell well when I'm writing down stuff from my own head but really shittily when I have to take anything dictated. I come up with crazy and stupid errors with letter where they completely don't belong. Is this my brain typoing?
Maybe it's not related to type how well someone spells by why they're concerned with it or not.
-Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge
I don't think it has to do with type per se, but more with a person's relationship with written language. I could see people who learned to read via the sight-word method being better spellers than those who learned via phonics, simply due to the differing conceptualizations of textual processing those two techniques provide.
My mother learned by See and Say and I learned by phonics, and I can spell my ass off and she can't spell cat. She's a good writer, but she can't spell.
I think there's a correlation between reading and spelling. I hypothesize that good readers are better spellers.
When I was a kid I was a very good speller... For some reason, I've lost it a little. I'm not terrible, and can sense when i've spelled something wrong. I think that spell check made me lose my spelling ability. This website made me realize that I can't spell words that I use a lot.
strength (seriously.. it took me forever. stregnth? streghnth? strenth? )
necessarily (necissarily? neccissarily? neccisarily?? who the hell knows???)
definitely (definately? definatly? definitly?)
recommend: (I started off right and then started to second guess myself. Reccommend? Reccomend? Recomend? noo.. )
I place value on spelling because when I see something that I know is misspelled it impedes my reading and I get stuck on it. I think it kind of detracts from the point. So I figure that other people probably feel the same way, so I try to spell as accurately as I can. (Sometimes that means editing a couple of times.) I've even recently caught myself on the
too's and the to's and the than's and the then's and the there's and the they're's.