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Neteru
02-12-04, 16:35
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40588000/jpg/_40588451_teach.jpg

Spelling can be a tricky business. But it's not just child's play - adults have problems too.

BBC One's Hard Spell, in which children compete to see whose spelling is best, may have reminded many people of their school days.

But spelling is not just child's play, and even for the best of adult spellers, there are sometimes words which just escape their radar.

Author Vivian Cook, whose book, Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary, looks at many common mistakes in spelling, points out that six out of 10 15-year-olds cannot write 10 lines without making an error, while there are words which adults struggle with all their lives.

Full story bbc.co.uk & test yourself HERE (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4059953.stm)

*I got 7 out of 10 :S

voncroy81
02-12-04, 16:42
our school entered that Hardspell thing i was one of seven finalists. the headmaster walks into the room we were in for the final , asks us what we were doing, somebody says "a spelling quiz", and he laughs and walks out of the room :D

Nicky
02-12-04, 16:42
I got 7 out of 10 too. "Dangerous liaisons...." says the result :rolleyes:

I got 'liaison' right, though http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

[ 02. December 2004, 16:44: Message edited by: Nicky ]

Mullin
02-12-04, 16:45
I used to be aweful at spelling but I am much better now I have been using computers for the last 5 years or so! :D

Neteru
02-12-04, 16:51
Originally posted by Nicky:
I got 7 out of 10 too.I'm telling the teacher of you, copying my work again http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-2.gif

*pulls Nicky's pigtails http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/pillow.gif

[ 02. December 2004, 16:52: Message edited by: Neteru ]

Nicky
02-12-04, 16:59
And I'm going to tell the teacher you're pulling my pigtails :mad: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/pillow.gif

* Pulls Net's spiky hair http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/pillow.gif

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

mattioz
02-12-04, 18:12
it jus happens (probably) the youngest member beats you all!i got eight out of 10!!!
i did not look at sacriligeous and got it wrong spelling sacreligous and supersede as i have not heard of it before!

[ 02. December 2004, 18:15: Message edited by: mattioz ]

Catlantean
02-12-04, 20:13
10/10 :D
My pronounciation is horrible, but where grammar and spelling are concerned I could pass as a native English person http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

larasfrend
02-12-04, 20:50
Cat- Ahem... don't correct me ever please, but I couldn't resist... Smart arse! It's pronunciation :D My score was also 7! Spoooky! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

Catlantean
02-12-04, 20:56
Originally posted by larasfrend:
It's pronunciation :D Really? LOL http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

Smith will Suffice
02-12-04, 21:58
i got 8/10

i guess being in journalism helps; im writing constantly!

-Smith

Scottlee
03-12-04, 01:07
3/10

Very bad.

97jenn
03-12-04, 05:28
I only got 6/10. I used to be a good speller way back in school :( Oh, well...lol