Spell It Out by David Crystal

Spell It Out by David Crystal

Author:David Crystal
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Profile
Published: 2012-03-24T16:00:00+00:00

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A word I always misspell

Answering the question ‘Is writing your novels pleasure or drudgery?’

Pleasure and agony while composing the book in my mind; harrowing irritation when struggling with my tools and viscera – the pencil that needs resharpening, the card that has to be rewritten, the bladder that has to be drained, the word that I always misspell and always have to look up … questionnaires – a word whose spelling I have to look up every time.

(From Vladimir Nabokov, Strong Opinions, 1973, pp. 145, 178)


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