"I think that I shall never see, a billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all."
one thing that's always been a 'pet peeve' for me...
are spelling mistakes.
i guess it stems from my dad's constant obsession
with sounding out words and
spelling them correctly.
while growing up...every night...at the dinner table...
it was 'spelling bee' time!
to this day...i can recite...off the top of my head...
got that? i knew how to spell it...
before i even knew what it meant!
so his obsession...rubbed off on me.
not that i know how to spell every word correctly...but if i'm not sure...
i know how to use a dictionary.
it's always amazed me how a business can actually put up a sign...
with a word misspelled!
i've seen this countless times!
(i hate to say it...but i've seen it more in FL than anywhere else i've lived)
a few miles up the road...across from the (locally) famous waldo flea market...
are they trying to be funny? making up their own word? intentional?
some kind of play on words?
i don't get it. i tried to give them the benefit of the doubt...
but what else can it be?
they misspelled DINING!!
what's really scary is that more than one person had to see this sign...
before it was constructed!
between the people who own the restaurant...
the people who decided what the sign should say...
the people who did the lettering & painted it...
and the people who put it up there...
on the main road...for all to see...
NONE of them noticed that DINNING should be DINING!
((ok, so DIN is a word...to make a loud noise...
but i don't think the Pea Patch meant
"come eat here...in our very noisy dining room!"
uh, make that dinning room!))
nowadays with computers...and spell check...
people don't have to learn to spell. BUT even spell check isn't fool proof.
spell check doesn't necessarily know the difference between their, they're and there.
or bear and bare. hare and hair. to, too and two. your and you're.
angle instead of angel.
and so on.
even i...master speller that i am...HA!...
have to sometimes repeat the phrase
gee, thanks dad!
i'm a spelling freak. obsessed!
noticing big unbelievable blunders...to minute typos.
blah blah blah.
i'm getting carried away...just a dumb pet peeve that was instilled in me in youth!
finally...got it off my chest...or back...or outa my head! ha!
(outa...short for out of. :) )
quickly now...before i go...
been feeling a little stressed lately.
one of those days...yeah...day after day.
The walls we build around us
to keep out the sadness
also keep out the joy.
when i get down...down in the dumps...i tend to withdraw!
if i could sing (and i sure as hell can't) i'd be singin' the blues right about now...
anyway...by the weekend i hope to have clawed my way out of this hole...
and post a few pic's from last weekend when sam and i went exploring through the dead
thorny brush...out back!
'til then...stay cool...wander safely!