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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-14-07 12:15 PM
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27. Nope.
Fourth grade (or maybe third) was the last year spelling was taught in my school district. At the end of the year they had piles of spelling books and were giving them away free. I don't mean that spelling wasn't taught past that grade - I mean that was the last year it was taught at all.

It was the late 80s, during Reagan.
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  -Does anyone realize how bad our spelling has gotten in the last glowing  Jul-14-07 07:02 AM   #0 
  - Many Americans cannot speak or write proper English.  mwb970   Jul-14-07 07:07 AM   #1 
  - I can show you treatises on English education making the same claim  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-14-07 01:24 PM   #32 
  - What Do You Mean, "Our"?  Crisco   Jul-14-07 07:09 AM   #2 
  - I meant that trying to spell all dubya's dumb ass words and made-up  glowing   Jul-14-07 07:32 AM   #7 
  - I hope so  malaise   Jul-14-07 07:36 AM   #8 
     - see... I'm even coining words myself these days....  glowing   Jul-14-07 07:39 AM   #10 
     - LOL n/t  malaise   Jul-14-07 07:41 AM   #11 
     - A bu$hism?  Blue State Native   Jul-14-07 08:37 AM   #19 
     - Urban stupidity?  karlrschneider   Jul-14-07 08:41 AM   #20 
     - Idiocity? It's the driving force behind idiocracy.  JustABozoOnThisBus   Jul-14-07 03:02 PM   #40 
  - Di you reely think that Cheney will hand over the sock puppet in 09?  HereSince1628   Jul-14-07 07:10 AM   #3 
  - Ha, not on here  MissWaverly   Jul-14-07 07:12 AM   #4 
  - I've noticed, but I can't blame THIS ONE on Shrub!  napi21   Jul-14-07 07:30 AM   #5 
  - I suppose I should have clarified... I meant trying to re-spell the words  glowing   Jul-14-07 07:37 AM   #9 
  - Maybe they ARE spelling phonetically, and that's why their spelling  Clark2008   Jul-14-07 07:57 AM   #14 
  - Maybe, but that wasn't the case in the past, and the spelling of  napi21   Jul-14-07 08:04 AM   #15 
  - Nope.  sleebarker   Jul-14-07 12:15 PM   #27 
  - Did they include "haveing" spelled with an "e"?  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-14-07 02:06 PM   #38 
  - In English, one word can be spelled different ways.  bumblebee1   Jul-14-07 11:53 AM   #25 
  - You remind me of the quote from Andrew Jackson.  mwb970   Jul-14-07 02:05 PM   #37 
  - Guilty.  old guy   Jul-14-07 12:46 PM   #28 
  - I've always thought it was BCAUSE schools teach spelling by phonics  kgfnally   Jul-14-07 01:00 PM   #29 
  - Are you Series?  jimshoes   Jul-14-07 07:32 AM   #6 
  - Don't go casting asparagus at our linguistocratic combonaroos!  NoPasaran   Jul-14-07 07:47 AM   #12 
  - Is that supposed to  vpilot   Jul-14-07 08:05 AM   #16 
  - A lot of it has to do with Internet Speak, as well.  Clark2008   Jul-14-07 07:54 AM   #13 
  - I was an excellent speller pre-spellcheck; it's made me lazy  soothsayer   Jul-14-07 08:35 AM   #17 
  - Whut r u talking abowt?  mmonk   Jul-14-07 08:36 AM   #18 
  - Actually "our" handwriting has gotten pretty shabby too because of computers  book_worm   Jul-14-07 08:42 AM   #21 
  - "Snafu's" what?  Bluebear   Jul-14-07 08:42 AM   #22 
  - I have to admit  Bitwit1234   Jul-14-07 08:48 AM   #23 
  - "the english language will become a patois of gang slang, hillbilly, and hip hop"  datasuspect   Jul-14-07 08:55 AM   #24 
  - Since these are remarkably creative linguistic communities  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-14-07 01:25 PM   #33 
  - Wee Doo Bedder then booosh  Hubert Flottz   Jul-14-07 11:59 AM   #26 
  - Your right. There dumber than a box a rocks. Bunch a loosers...  chaska   Jul-14-07 01:20 PM   #30 
  - Are you attributing "bad" spelling to George Bush?  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-14-07 01:23 PM   #31 
  - funny, i  Bluerthanblue   Jul-14-07 01:38 PM   #34 
  - I thought that was 'speling'  JacquesMolay   Jul-14-07 01:39 PM   #35 
  - We can't blame GWB.  Rosemary2205   Jul-14-07 02:04 PM   #36 
  - Sorry, don't buy that...I don't  zidzi   Jul-14-07 02:25 PM   #39 
  - Capitalize "Dubya" since it's a proper noun. Don't use apostrophe-S for plurals.  Bucky   Jul-14-07 03:25 PM   #41 
 

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