Re: "Usefull languages"
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, February 23, 2002, 1:42|
> Hehehe... spelling bees...
> Though, it is useful for English speakers to focus
> on spelling, at least
> in English, because it is so difficult. You should
> see how some of my
> peers spell... sometimes it's so bad you can't even
> understand it, which
> defeats the purpose of (written) communication.
> OT: I assume most pioneers probably had a bible, but
> then, I don't think
> that's much more entertaining than a dictionary,
> The Aquamarine Demon
I have had profs whose spelling is abysmal. Myself, I
never had problems. In Indiana we have a strange
thing in high school called Spell Bowl. It's a team
competition in written spelling. My team finished in
the top three in state all three years I belonged to
the team. I also had a team member who received a
special honor in being the first competitor never to
miss a word at any level in four years of play.
As to the Bible, I don't think it would have been
considered entertainment back then. Believe it or
not, I belonged to a competitive team in which we
played this quiz-bowl sort of game with toss-ups and
bonuses, in which the material was about 50 chapters
of Scripture in a given year. Some of the players
could quote all 50 chapters down pat, but, oddly,
those tended to be the same players with the worst
attitudes. I think it awful now that they reduced
holy writings to trivia.
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