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Thread: Do you forget how to spell a word?

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    Do you forget how to spell a word?

    I am typing away on this board and want to use a specific word and can't spell it. I try and try but I can't remember. I use to be an excellent speller. Now, not so much. So, I have to restructure the sentence and put in a different word, something simple, to put my thoughts in the thread. Anyone else have this problem?
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    Not really, but then I've been an editor and proofreader several times over the years, taught ESL when I lived overseas, worked as a reporter, etc. My ex was in the Navy and when I got his first letter I sent it back with all his spelling and grammer corrected - he should have know then, right? I can be a noodge but have learned to not return letters with corrections anymore. I'm sure it will catch up with me at some time, but so far I haven't had that problem. Lots of other problems, but spelling and grammar are still intact. For today, anyway.
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    Yes I do as I get older I do forget. I also find myself hitting the wrong key's more often or leave out a word. I guess it comes with age, or I get to rushed so I try to slow down.

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    I use to be a proofreader for the newspaper also, but that's not helping me now. I'm 58 and the words aren't coming to me like they did a couple of years ago.
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
    Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
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    Yes. I do forget too. I too was a proofreader for the yellow pages. Wrong spelling just jumps out at me. But I'm getting forgetful too. so....................guess that is the way it'll be. I'm blessed I'm still able to spell anything LOL

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    Thank goodness I have the computer that aids my brain these days. Although I was once an excellent speller, teacher, and held several writing and proofreading jobs through the years, I find myself struggling for the word I want to use or incorrectly spelling the word I'm trying to use. It gets frustrating sometimes but I just type what I have/know in the search (google or any other program) and the needed info is right there. Takes time but well worth the effort to finish what I want to write. Every problem has at least one solution that works!
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    I recognize this!!
    I'm forcing myself to read more books for practice......maybe it helps.......
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    If the glitches and memory lapses are getting more frequent and more serious - thorough physical and physiological exams may be needed. It's possible one may have had a mini-stroke that did some damage or something else may be malfunctioning.

    Everyone forgets things - and we get more concerned about forgetfulness as we age - but there is a line between 'normal' forgetfulness and 'cause for concern' forgetfulness.

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    do you use Firefox as your browser. it is a free download if you don't. it has spell check built in. that way, you can spell the word as close as possible. then when the browser underlines it in red, right click on the word and it will give you suggestions. i use it all of the time
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    When I worked full time I had excellent spelling. Now that I am at home all of the time, spelling has become more difficult. I kind of think it is a case of "When you don't use it, you lose it."
    Sadiemae

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