Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ate & Eight

Well, at least one of these is spelled the way it sounds. I don't know what happened to the other one.
Ate – finished eating.
Eight – the number 8.
"I tried to eat a dozen hard-boiled eggs, but after I ate eight I decided I never wanted to see another egg again."

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Complement & Compliment

Sometimes I wonder how often people realize these are two separate words.
With an E – items or actions that match, are opposites, form a complete unit, or otherwise go hand-in-hand.
With an I – an indication of approval.
“My compliments to the chef for the way this hair complements my soup.”

Sunday, March 6, 2011

First post!

OK, so I'm a stickler for spelling. Sue me. I think misspellings say a lot about a person. But let's face it, some words are just plain confusing. We could have a long, technical talk about the linguistic forces that conspire against us... But I'm an illustrator, not a linguist, so I'd rather see it all laid out in funny pictures.

Here are some of the kinds of words we'll be looking at on this blog:

And here's how we'll be looking at them:

Warning-label chic. Nice and simple, silly when possible. I hope you enjoy it.

I plan to post a new pair of words every Sunday. Feel free to drop me a line. And by all means, please share it with your friends. Maybe we can all become better spellers someday.

Thanks for stopping by,