Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Word of the Day Wednesday: Ridiculous

Ridiculous [ri-dik-yuh-luhs] -adj.:
causing or worth of ridicule or derision; absurd; preposterous; laughable.

Happy Wednesday, loves. Today the school teacher in me is coming out once again, this time in spelling bee form. Grammar mistakes are easy to make, and spelling errors are just as common.  However, with today's technology it is very simple to correct spelling errors: highlight the word underlined with a red squiggly line, click, and modify. Easy, right? Then WHY oh WHY am I STILL seeing the word "ridiculous" spelled with an "e"??? Am I among a miniscule population that actually spell checks?!

Then again, maybe technology is to blame. I am confident that the auto-correct generation (ahem, my sixth graders) have fallen behind in spelling because of the technology they were raised on that mindlessly corrects errors.  With that being said, I will forgive the handwritten misspelling of "ridiculous," but for those of you who frequently use the word in tweets and status updates, please remember to use your spell check. Or even better, remember that "I" am rIdiculous, and just learn the spelling.

If you are one of the many who commonly misspells this adjective, please do not take offense. Look at this post as a  friendly reminder that I am a crazy person a little spell check goes a long way.

Now that my rant is over (I promised my sister I would lay off correcting people's grammar mistakes, a resolution I will attempt after this post) I am going to pack my bags and leave for Atlantic City for the night!
I'll be back on Friday with a recap of the night's ridiculous events.

1 comment:

stephanie said...

bahahaha I LOATHE when people do that! Especially when it's clearly wrong as proven by the wiggly line... bah!

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