By Lauren Molin
Hello dearest readers!
I’m not sure about the rest of you, but honestly, I occasionally have trouble with spelling. Especially longer words. This month the Scripps National Spelling Bee will be held from May 27th to May 31st at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland. In honor of that, I will be giving a few spelling mnemonics!
Argument – I lost an ‘e’ in the argument (vs the common mistake of arguement)
Arithmetic – A Rat In The House May Eat The Ice Cream
Ascertain – when you ascertain a fact be as certain as possible
Assume – When you assume it makes an ass out of you (u) and me
Beautiful – Big Elephants Are Ugly (not true, but a good way to remember!)
Believe – I do not believe a lie
Compliment – a compliment puts you in the lime light
Dessert v Desert – I’ll have seconds in dessert
Dilemma – Emma was in a dilemma
Environment – a new environment will iron me out
Familiar – that liar looks familiar
Hear – You hear with your ear
Innocent – in no century is murder an innocent crime
Necessary – it is necessary for a shirt to have one collar and two sleeves
Pieces – I’ll have a piece of pie
Principal – Don’t forget, the principal is your pal
Slaughter – slaughter is laughter with an S / I put the laughter in slaughter
Stationary (not moving) – the car is stationary
Stationery (writing materials) – the stationery store sells paper
Do you have any mnemonics that you think would benefit everyone? Please share below!!
Nordquist, Richard. “20 Memory Tricks to Help You Spell Words Correctly.” ThoughtCo, ThoughtCo, 18 Feb. 2018, www.thoughtco.com/top-spelling-mnemonics-1692343.
Plessis, Henk du. “Spelling Mnemonics.” Edublox Online Tutor, 28 Oct. 2017, http://www.edubloxtutor.com/spelling-mnemonics/.