Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood
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Spelling

Twice in one afternoon, I'm asked by a stranger in a cafe how to spell a given word. "appreciate" and "litmus".

Do I look like a spelling bee champion?

I hated spelling drills in school.

I could spell both those words off the top of my head, but since I was already in emacs at the moment, I just typed them and meta-shift-4 checked them, just to be sure.
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