I’ve probably said this before, but I’ll say it again… (and we all know it and do it!)… don’t rely on the spellchecker!

I recently wrote “Cat passed its MOT” on a facebook post, before realising I meant “Car”! 🙂

Cat and Car

(For those of you who live outside of the UK, the MOT is the annual check your car has to pass to ensure it’s roadworthy – it’s definitely not for cats!)

Here are some more:

  • Witch is faster?
  • It reins on the planes.
  • Sewing seeds. (I’m guilty of this one!)
  • She through it into the river.

Do you have any spellcheck problems? Words you often type wrong? Put them in the comments below – it’s good to know we’re all human!

I’ll leave you with the Ode to the Spellchecker:

Owed to the Spell Checker

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea see
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a quay and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
It’s letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me so.


Janet Wilson from Write for a Reason and Dernier Publishing

Love to you all,


P.S. I have a free mini writing course coming up. I’ll let you know when I’ve got it up and running, and how to sign up. 🙂

Watch that Spellchecker!
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