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02-12-04, 16:35

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

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

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 ]

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

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 ]

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


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 ]

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

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

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!


03-12-04, 01:07

Very bad.

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