You know that you’ve failed when you misspell a word so poorly that the recommended spelling is not only a word entirely different from the one you intended but also a word you’ve never seen before.
I wanted to write the word “rhythm.” Instead, I was offered this:
Pythiums: A destructive, root-parasitic fungi.
So I tried again, adding the letter H to my otherwise butchered spelling of the word. Once again, I was offered a word I didn’t know:
Rhenium: A rare silvery-white metal which occurs in trace amounts in ores of molybdenum and other metals.
When I told Elysha, who was sitting across from me, what had happened, she consoled me by saying that “rhythm” was a hard word to spell.
I agree wholeheartedly, but I couldn’t tell if she really believed it or was just trying to make her dumb husband feel better.
For the record, the word “accommodate” is also very challenging for me. When I click on that word for a spelling suggestion, I’m often offered nothing as an alternative, which tells you how far I’m off from the correct spelling.
It’s hard to be a writer.