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'How are we supposed to show any creativity when they've already made up their minds how these words are spelled?'
'And you thought I didn't mince words.'
"I'm not good with letters."
"The alphabet's okay 'til you have to start using it."
"Ms. Clemmons gives you a smiley face if you make a hundred on your spelling test."
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"I know the alphabet. I just don't know how to work it."
"Letters would be all right if they'd just let us leave them in alphabetical order."
"I switched from rredin, writin, and rithmetic to reading, writing and arithmetic. Now my class does much better on spelling tests."
"No, that's NOT how you spell 'laugh'."
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"Is there a mnemonic I can use to remember how to spell mnenonic?"
'I couldn't spell anything but trouble.'
'I'm good in spelling but I don't know if I can make a good living doing it full time.'
Sugestshun Box: Spelling test.
'Yeah, I have spell-check on my phone, but it's not a smart phone.'
'I hope we have the spelling test early, while I'm still under the influence of my alphabet cereal.'
"Creative endeavour is something we encourage at this school... but not with spelling."
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"I hate alphabet soup. It reminds me of that spelling I flunked."
Old McDonald, first grader, fails English.
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"I guess the next time someone asks if I need something spelled out for me, the answer will be yes."
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