oh the irony. .. Thats pretty hard for a 5th grade spelling test. oh the irony Thats pretty hard for a 5th grade spelling test
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #11 - gtk
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Thats pretty ******* hard for a 5th grade spelling test.
#13 to #11 - wrathofcraig
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Also pretty terrible hand writing for a fifth grader
#71 to #13 - deathpillow
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Well ****. I write worse than that and I'm 20 x)
#12 to #11 - tastycupcakes
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Thats because OP has no clue when the test was taken, because he didnt take it. because its a repost
User avatar #7 - magikarpforlife
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he got one word that describes him right...
User avatar #8 to #7 - stcronin
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best*
#9 to #7 - theoriginalzombie
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#23 - darksafka
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As a non-English speaker I have always wondered what's the idea in spelling bees. Like wtf can't you spell your own ******* language? In my country (which is Finland) only retarded people can't spell, even children (about 7+ years old, after learning how to write) are good at spelling. English spelling is just plain weird and there is no constant logic behind it so no wonder you guys are having troubles with it. When we start to learn English (about 9+ years) many do have troubles with English spelling but then again it's a whole new language and the spelling is so different from ours.
#83 to #23 - lubrication
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In what way are there any logic in the finnish language? It's not Russian and it's not scandinavian, what is it? Yet, English(nor scandinavian) don't require 20 letters to write one word that only need 5.
#25 to #23 - anon id: 4e584f57
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I think the reason for the spelling bees, is because in english, the letter change pronounciation, regarding what the letters are before and after it. For example:
"in" and "idle". You pronounce the 'i' in the forst word as "e", but in "idle" you say "eye". I know the letter 'i' is a wacky letter, but there are a few more. Like at the end of a word, the 'e' is mostly silent, and since a child mostly learns its native language by speaking (well, they can't read until they are thought how to), they don't know there is a silent 'e' or not. What more, the 'e' can be pronounced many ways.

To sum it up: It's easier to speak english, than write in english. And they can check the "writing", even thought they speak.

P.s.: That dog is cute.
User avatar #26 to #25 - oneeyedman
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Japanese works much the same way with the change in pronunciation by what is after each character.

I'm not Japanese, I just do Jap in school.

Also, I think the reason they can't do R or L sounds right is because you are taught that in their alphabet that they have Re, Ri, Ru, Ro and Ra, but you actually make the sound as a mixture between R and L.
User avatar #54 to #26 - Johnsfer
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Same with the H characters, they are more of a F and H mix.
User avatar #120 to #54 - oneeyedman
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I think that's mainly just Fu, which is actually almost entirely wrong. It's pronunced much like "who".
User avatar #27 to #23 - ruebezahl
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Have you ever seen what kind of words they have to spell in spelling bees? Many (most?) of them are words derived from foreign languages which implies that they don't follow standard english spelling rules (which are a bit wacky anyway). Perhaps there are fewer foreign words in the Norwegian language, or perhaps they are adapted more strongly to Norwegian (in terms of spelling phonetically or using a new Norwegian word) when they are introduced into Norwegian?

I did some checking and apparently, "computer" is "datamaskin" in Norwegian? Well, so I doubt anyone has a problem with spelling "datamaskin". But in German for example, "computer" is "computer", i.e. the spelling does not follow normal spelling rules. So people might have a problem with spelling it correctly.

In Japanese, every foreign word is squeezed into the katakana system, so also there, people don't have a problem with spelling them. A spelling bee in Japan would be pointless (though there, they have gameshows for example about recognising certain obscure characters).

So perhaps Norwegian is just more like Japanese in that regard?
User avatar #40 to #27 - vexaton
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Japanese is very similar to Norwegian in the phonetic sense. We have alot of vowels in between our consonants, which makes it sound similar to japenese at times. For an example the word "cake" is "kake". In Norwegian, you would pronounce that "Kah-keh" fast. In japanese, かけ, is pronounced the same.

Our foreign words are being spelled differently sometimes. For an example the word "pub", was about to be corrected to "pøbb" in norwegian, because that's how it's pronounced. I love our language.
#29 to #23 - anon id: d9b60122
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We hardly understand our own language. It's why we don't learn a new one until highschool. Grammar tends to be fairly consistant, luckily, due to latin routes. But then our spelling is everywhere.

Here's an example: English pronunciation & spelling is mainly based on Latin.
Color. This word is Latin. Literally, it's spelled Color in Latin. The British got it from the French got it from the Latin. The French added a U to make sense with their pronunciation. The British just took "colour" from the French without fixing it to match English pronunciation.

This happens with a lot of words. It's why English is so confusing - no one fixed the words they stole to match our pronunciation. A lot of people call American English "simple" English due to the fact that colonists went over some of the words to adjust the spelling. (I don't know what the **** happened to litre though.)

English would be a lot simpler if every nationality (British, American, AU) would stop being language elitist, get together, and ******* fix it over a span of 50 years.
#53 to #23 - anon id: 8828eaa1
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If you think English is weird, try Dutch.
#61 to #23 - TrevorNorris
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In 'Murica, people complain about having to learn so much, and how it is unnecessary, yet at the same time complain about how we aren't taught enough. Granted, I love America, I am enlisted in the army and shipping out in a few months, but most Americans are ******* terribly stupid.
User avatar #65 to #61 - smokekusheveryday
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sadly i concur and agree with what u said
#72 to #23 - anon id: f3dc5699
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HAVE YOU SEEN THIS LANGUAGE LATELY?

It's so ****** up even I, as a native English speaker, don't fully understand what the **** was going on when they first created it. You just learn to live with it I guess

As for people not knowing how to spell: Like I said, the language is seriously ****** up. Well that and people here are too damned lazy to receive a proper education, and the parents don't give enough ***** to enforce it. It's the downward spiral known as the United States
#98 to #23 - yipkendu
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Finland educational system is too stronk
User avatar #43 to #23 - babbysmithy
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Uskoisin että johtuu siitä miten ne lausutaan. Kuten Definitely, lausutaan ihan eri tavalla kuin kirjoitetaan.
User avatar #51 to #23 - vigorion
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>Finnish
>Complains about other languages' spelling
>wut?
User avatar #84 to #51 - daniboi
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Uhmm... Finland has a VERY strict and straight forward spelling system, it's spelt EXACTLY as it's pronounced. So a Finnish person is the right person to complaing actually.
User avatar #31 to #23 - hystericalparoxysm
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English is a really hard and ****** up language. I really do feel bad for those who have to learn it as a second language at an older age, it would be a bitch. Spelling Bees are just as bad. The thing is that they make you spell hard words, it's not just average everyday words you're spelling, you're spelling **** you've never heard of before, and it takes a lot of practice.
User avatar #70 to #31 - ishalltroll
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English is ridiculously easy.
User avatar #119 to #70 - hystericalparoxysm
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Not if you're learning it as a second language. I mean as a few examples you have to learn to distinguish your and you're, whole and hole, ate and eight, halves and haves, the homonyms are a pain in the ass if you're new to the language, especially if you're not even at the spelling/writing stage yet.
User avatar #121 to #119 - ishalltroll
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I'm german and learn english as a second language for about 5-6 years now. I can distinguish between all of those words easily and it's really no problem at all. For other people to learn german however, is a hell of a lot more difficult.
#46 to #31 - lemleet
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i think english is easy as ****. spanish is much harder
User avatar #50 to #46 - doctrine
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wut
#69 to #23 - vytros
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#77 - therealredhood
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My brother is a freshman in high school and he still writes like this. I don't know what the **** went wrong.
User avatar #78 to #77 - swazer
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Perhaps dyslexia
User avatar #79 to #78 - therealredhood
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Nope, just lazy.
User avatar #80 to #79 - swazer
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Alright. I got a friend who with no doubt has dyslexia even though he's not diagnosed with it. He can write stuff like that but the intresting part is that he spells words diffrently from time to time. "Weird" can be "Werd", "Wird" or spelled right. I suppose it's how he decides it sounds.
#88 to #77 - DrollHumor
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I'm a freshman in college and my hand writing looks like that.
#93 to #88 - therealredhood
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Unacceptable.
Unacceptable.
User avatar #110 to #93 - pawnman
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i do too. I usually write all my reports and stuff on the computer. So i never actually write anything other than small notes so my handwriting will never actually improve. I have had the same handwriting since 5th grade.
User avatar #108 to #88 - animedudej
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i'm worse... i am done with college and i can only write in capital letters my i is allways like this i
User avatar #81 to #77 - ButtonFly
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It's okay, my sister's the same way. She used to have impeccable handwriting and spelled relatively well for her age. Once she hit first grade she went down south and her writing skills suddenly became atrocious. She's a Junior in High School now with no visible improvement.
#105 to #81 - therealredhood
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Let's hope they don't go to the same school.
#86 to #77 - nikahol
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he shall be a doctor
#87 to #86 - therealredhood
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User avatar #22 - annogram
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get it because he's proving he is illiterate by misspelling everything but he spelled illiterate right!
#24 to #22 - neongreenkitty
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#89 - nowitspersonal
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Thanks Obama.
Thanks Obama.
#76 - milthyfoustache
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In English we put an s where Americans put a z in stuff like civilisation in American English, I always forget and nearly put a dickish comment on this. Picture not relevant
#57 - Plagus
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This man is the best at what he does.
#45 - pyra
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User avatar #4 - zedacedia
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what a reterd.