Dyslexia

Isn’t it funny how people who claim to be dyslexic never have any problem spelling “dyslexia”, not exactly one of the easier words in English, while they feign inability to grasp the difference between “there” and “their”?

I can’t help but dismiss it as a lame excuse in most cases.

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Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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5 Responses to Dyslexia

  1. John Erickson says:

    I can vouch in my wife’s case that it is totally real. I’ve had to read street and expressway signs for her for years, which is part of the reason I used to do all the driving. (I’m also a lousy passenger, but that’s MY hang-up.) It even got so bad, that she ordered a sign for our yard, cautioning others about our canine, and a bumper sticker to declare that the Deity is in our “shotgun” seat. The problem? (Are you ready for this? ;) )
    People are warned to “Beware of God” in our yard, and my wife drives with “Dog is her co-pilot”.
    (Oh come on, you KNEW I couldn’t let this one pass without that old joke! :D )
    She really does have dyslexia, though, that’s real. Not the “their” vs. “there” kind, either.
    So is my being a LOUSY passenger! :)

  2. Brian says:

    That is so true.

    Most ‘non dyslexics’ can’t spell it – did you know it? :-)

  3. deeess says:

    I guess English has quirks just like any other language. Like whats another word for ‘Thesaurus’?
    And why is ‘abbreviation’ such a long word?

    “Dyslexia lures, ko?!”

  4. Thete says:

    Thats an ignorant statement right there, with plenty of negative inference in your choice of descriptions

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