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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.'
'She could've given me a point or two for originality.'
'Copy and study this list of text message spelling words. We will have test tomorrow.'
"It's all learning-is-fun and invented spelling then - bam! - second grade."
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"I got caught using spell check during our spelling test!"
"Can I buy a vowel?"
'No, Kevin -- there isn't any margin of error on spelling tests.'
"Could you tell me what happened without using those 'National Spelling Bee' words?"
This is not the same as texting...
"This would be a lot easier if they didn't make us include the vowels."
"I'm not good with letters."
"I'm not dumb, Dad. I'm alphabetically challenged."
'I learned in school today that you can't take the Fifth Amendment on a spelling test.'
"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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"Guess I'll have to. It's a cinch I can't say it with words."
'A spelling test? -- Surely they have software for that sort of thing!'
"I know the alphabet. I just don't know how to work it."
"Dolph Sommers, you can't spell any better than you did in my third grade class."
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"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.'