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Why so many British can't spell ?


Jova - | 172  
18 Apr 2008 /  #61
Here you go, try this...English Language Test

Has enyone tried it??
I scored 41 out of 70! So depressing! Last time I achieved such a terrible result in a test was at secondary school - but that doesn't count (Mathematics :P)
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
18 Apr 2008 /  #62
scored 41 out of 70!

Don't be so hard on yourself Jova. If I took the equivalent test in Polish I would be lucky to get the one!
F15guy 1 | 160  
18 Apr 2008 /  #63
Jova: I scored 41 out of 70!

Don't feel bad. I only got 50. I couldn't understand the comic's accent and am not familiar with rhyming slang. Did fine in the other areas.

Just goes to prove old quotation, attributed to Oscar Wilde as well as others:

America and Britain are united by a common language and separated by a common language.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
18 Apr 2008 /  #64
lol, where is this test your talking about i mean the 41 out of 70 and the 50 out of 70??? its confusing me as i don't know what your talking about :)
isthatu2 4 | 2,703  
18 Apr 2008 /  #65
"Why so many British can't spell ?"
Because we outlawed witchcraft centuries ago...
OP Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
18 Apr 2008 /  #66
LOL ! Who digged up BW ??
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
18 Apr 2008 /  #67
"Why so many British can't spell ?"
Because we outlawed witchcraft centuries ago...

lol, not forgetting the fact that maybe sometimes people make (typo's) not everybody hits the keys one at a time you know :) Silly doggy tut tut
isthatu2 4 | 2,703  
18 Apr 2008 /  #68
nah,im just thick :)
miranda  
18 Apr 2008 /  #69
don't be too hard on yourself;), but there is actually one thing which drives me nuts in your posts.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703  
18 Apr 2008 /  #70
go on...

(disclaimer,Im dyslexic got the certificate and everything:) )
miranda  
18 Apr 2008 /  #71
(disclaimer,Im dyslexic got the certificate and everything:) )

so I am. No certificate though. The comma use (there should be a space after comma). I am sorry. It makes it really hard to read. Maybe it is just me though. Being dislexic and all that.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
18 Apr 2008 /  #72
We British pronounce it wrongly, given that vitamins means vital amines.

There hasn't been much mention on here of English-speakers from all English-speaking countries having bad spelling.

In Polish, it seems you can't just learn one form of the word and know how it works in all cases and instances. Likewise, in English, you have to learn it at least twice - once for the spelling and again for the pronunciation.

picture-writing of Chinese

bed is a good word for this.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703  
18 Apr 2008 /  #73
Funny that,how differntly dyslexia can effect people? I had a freakily advanced reading age as a kid,at 7 I was tested in school and came back with a reading age of 14...I think they spotted something wrong when they saw me reading Lord of the Rings but still spelling like a 5year old :)
noimmigration  
18 Apr 2008 /  #74
we can spell well enough for a country who saved poland in ww2
Sophia - | 99  
18 Apr 2008 /  #75
Wow and all with our spelling skills.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
18 Apr 2008 /  #76
we can spell well enough for a country who saved poland in ww2

Don't kid yourself, Mr Potato Head... you've shown some really bad spelling on here LOL!
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
18 Apr 2008 /  #77
we can spell well enough for a country who saved poland in ww2

So spelling is only a minor problem for you - you can't read with understanding.
Sophia - | 99  
18 Apr 2008 /  #78
you've shown some really bad spelling on here LOL!

But enough to save a country of course ;p

Lol he is something...
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
18 Apr 2008 /  #79
you can't read with understanding.

what do you expect from a Daily Mail reader?
miranda  
18 Apr 2008 /  #80
we have got a Canadian version of that newspaper is I read somwhere that it was on the reading level of grade 9 students
isthatu2 4 | 2,703  
18 Apr 2008 /  #81
newsflash ****war over,spelling bee a resounding succes,hitler couldnt spell antidisistablishmentarianism,***
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
18 Apr 2008 /  #82
The purpose of the Daily Mail is to run up behind little old ladies and shout BOO!! :(
isthatu2 4 | 2,703  
18 Apr 2008 /  #83
or to give away free war movies where thora herd kicks nazis butts :)

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