Happy Day to you, my awesomenesses!
Does this ever happen to you?
You’re writing . . . an email, blog post, Facebook status, whatever . . . and you give your prose a quick glance-over to make sure you haven’t made any ridiculous typos (like using “your” instead of “you’re”) and you realize that the crotchety old English teacher that lives inside your computer has taken out her red pen and underlined every word she feels you need to change. (She’s giving you a chance to find your own “mistakes” as she waits, arms crossed, foot tapping.)
Only they’re not mistakes. You’re using your country’s spelling because the Olympics are going on and this is how you’ve chosen to support your fellow athletes. You ignore Ms. Crotchety-English-Teacher and her so-called “good intentions” and what does she do? She automatically chooses to ignore the fact that you’ve just ignored her and changes all said words into American spelling.
You. Are. Miffed.
You go back and fix the words back into Canadian spelling but she insists these are typos and changes them back into American spelling. Admittedly, sometimes you may choose to humour her but today you must fight like an armoured spelling bee for your cause because otherwise this will have a direct impact on said fellow athletes from your Country.
Also, possibly coffee makes you a little OCD.
All that to say . . .
Dear My American Readers: Sometimes you’re my neighbor and sometimes you’re my neighbour. Possibly this is only reinforced every four years.
In other news, it’s time for the weekly wrap-up!
This weekend the world was born of a new shaver but I’m not allowed to write about it so instead here’s the story of why I didn’t become a vet. – A glimpse into my childhood when really all I want to do is tell you about my weekend.
If your kids think you’re perfect, revel in it because one day that will all change. – Not sure when this started but I think it’s NORMAL.
Sometimes I’m afraid of my own mind – Especially at the ungodly hour of 2 a.m.
See y’all next week!
Meanwhile, keep reading!
Nicki Lewis says
Great post! Will be back to read more
Hello! I found you through SITS girls! Congrats on your feature! Since I am a mom of young one’s I’m looking forward to reading your posts dealing with teens so I can be prepared! HAHA! have a great rest of your day and congratulations again!
I think that’s an awesome way of showing your Olympic support. Sorry the computer corrector whatever doesn’t agree. I love it when there are slight differences in the way someone writes that hint of a heritage that differs from mine. Congratulations on beating us in the team ice skating, by the way.
And congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it’s a wonderful day for you. (I keep finding myself tempted to throw an extra u in here and there even where they couldn’t possibly belong just to support your efforts.)
Julie Moore says
Happy SITS Day! I hope it is a great one for you! 🙂 Sorry that the spell check is American and evil. Not all of us are that way, I promise! 😉 🙂 I am completely happy being your neighbour to the south during the Olympics (and any other day, too). 🙂
Jenna @ A Savory Feast says
Happy SITS Day! I am enjoying checking out your blog.
Hello! Coming over from SITS. I’ve gone through a couple of posts and I’ve fallen in love with your writing! (not a stalker-lol) Nice to meet you and I’ll be back!
HA HA HA!! Those crotchety English teachers are the worst, right?! 😉 Hope you have a happy SITS day!
Happy SITS day! I’m American, but my fiance is Canadian so I’m rooting for both!
Ashley, Married to the Game
Rachel Lavern@Online Biz Boomer Babe says
I hope that you are enjoying your SITS Day!
Hee, hee, this made me smile as I have the same discussion with the old marm over my shoulder over the word colour/color. Of course, being another Canadian gal, I insist that colour is the way to go. Visiting via SITS.