Monday, July 20, 2009

MISSPELLING MONDAY for July 20, 2009

Not only is this a great submission, but there's a hilarious story to go along with it. Fellow spelling bee queen MarieC sent in this little gem of a picture...



...and here's the explanation behind the picture (which, for the record, should say "Jaycees" instead of "Jaycess"). MarieC says:
Here's the picture of my spelling bee trophy. I was one of those geeky spelling bee girls. I was spelling words for fun when I was in kindergarten. Plus, once I learned to spell my maiden name [redacted for privacy purposes--but trust me, it's a toughie!], everything else seemed pretty easy! I was in 6th grade when I won this trophy, and when I pointed it out to the organizers, they were ever-so-mortified. I loved it, and refused their offer of a replacement trophy.

And that, dear readers, is why
MarieC is awesome. I think she's in good company when she visits Red Pen, Inc.--don't you? This is the blog all the cool kids read. And by "cool," I mean "awesomely geeky and deliciously snarky." You just can't get cooler than that, can you? :)

10 comments:

MarieC said...

I should have blocked out the date on the trophy...now everyone knows how old I am :-) This post got my week of to a very nice start!

EVula said...

"Awesomely geeky and deliciously snarky" is my definition of cool. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ MarieC: Ha! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ EVula: Mine, too! Great (geeky) minds think alike! :)

LadyStyx said...

Awesome! I would have loved to see the looks on their faces when that error was pointed out.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Me too! I bet that would've been PRICELESS.

Rets Go said...

Nothing like a good story to go with some bad grammar...props to MarieC and her misspelled trophy.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

"Ret's Go," you're gonna love the RPI entry I just prepared for tomorrow... ;)

Bridgete said...

I *knew* that comment didn't actually get saved. My computer freaked out when I tried to post it...

Anyway, all I said was that the background story is definitely the best part. =)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

The comment gremlin must be back! That little bastard. Glad it went through this time. :) And I agree--the background story is definitely the best part!