For today’s Thankful Thursday I would like to talk about something that has become a great invention we can’t live without, but at the same time it is making me dumber. And no, I am not talking about Honey Boo Boo.
Today I am thankful for spell check.
You see, I initially write each of my blog posts by pen into a notebook. And as you may know, they have yet to come up with a notebook that corrects your spelling for you. Come on Five Star (more like one star). While writing these posts, I am constantly misspelling words. Often, when I reread the posts, I can’t even guess at what I was trying to spell. The other day I wrote “eggotasticul.” When I wrote that, I was either really hungry for some waffles or I was trying to spell egotistical (or maybe both).
But I am not bothered by my bad spelling because I know that before I post it to the blog, spell check will have a look at it and catch all my mistakes. Instead of trying to become a better speller, I am taking the easy way out and shifting more work onto spell check. Sure, I could learn to spell words correctly, but why do that when I can let the computer fix it for me?
So thank you spell check. Thanks for fixing my spelling and making me dumber.