kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

26 October 2009

quirky me

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people misspell the word "definitely".
I see it as almost a sign of intelligence:
If you can spell "definitely" correctly, then you are an intelligent human being.
If you cannot spell it correctly, you are dead to me.
Okay, so maybe my feelings about the latter aren't quite that harsh, but it's pretty close.

:: Completely unrelated, but worthy of mention ::
staying up ridiculously late watching The Bodyguard is totally worth the sleep deprivation.
such a heartbreaking movie, but oh so good.


Mrs. Davis @ The Carolina Housewife said...

You're going to laugh at this, but I almost made a Facebook status about this exact thing one day this past week. I am sick of these spellings of words:

Definately <--gag
Congradulations <--are you freaking kidding me?

I would never admit to perfect grammar or spelling, but seriously, those are common words that I am sick of seeing spelled in ridiculous ways!

I absolutely feel your pain.

Karen said...

I "definitely" notice when certain words are spelled incorrectly but I don't view it as a lack of intelligence. There are a lot of great minds who spell phonetically.

And congradulations still means the same thing as congratulations.

Body Guard...good movie.

lotusgirl said...

LOL! You totally crack me up. I'm funny about certain words too. It took me having a really smart friend who was a so so speller to get what your mom was saying. The friend was brilliant at math (which I so am not). Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.