Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fun fact about me

I am a thesis short of a Master’s Degree in medieval history (or as they now classify the Tudor age – Early Modern History, (which makes the fact slightly less interesting in a current context but still interesting from a personal historic point of view))

None of that is the fun fact

The fun fact is that despite my spending the past 20 years reading & writing about medieval history and how I study medieval history, I still cannot spell ‘medieval’ without a spell check.

Medieval…medeival, meadevil, medieveal.

I had one teacher who insisted the biggest problem students of the Tudor era had was the spelling of Britain & insisted we write it over and over again that first day so we’d get it right. Not Britian, but Britain.

I never understood that because, Hello? Britain did not exist as a concept in Tudor times. You were English, or Welsh or the enemy up in Scotland. Medieval though was still very much a part of Tudor history (not that they used the word themselves, but historians used it about them) & it would have been useful to have the correct spelling drummed into me.

This fun fact brought to you because I am updating my Goodreads libray with the recent medieval mysteries I got from the library.

I like that Goodreads makes it so much easier to track what you have to read & currently are reading than Library Thing does. But I like Library Things tagging system better than GoodReads ‘shelves’. So I use them both but for different purposes.

6 comments:

Aunt Becky said...

Bwahahahaha! I'm so with you. Altho it's always the small words I can't spell, not the really elaborate ones. But this one? Can't spell. Period.

Too Many Hats said...

Hehehe. It is an odd word.

Creative Junkie said...

I've never heard of goodreads or library thing? I'll have to check them out.

As for medieval? Usually not a problem for me, but I did actually have to go back to your post to ensure I spelled it right here. Weird.

Tess said...

Im the worse speller ever. lol. I never heard of the goodreads either.
Please be sure to vote daily this week-it's the last week for the contest-AAARGH!!!

Madge said...

i can not spell wierd. see. it's weird, but i always spell it wierd. and also i have discovered that i use that word way to much......

Jenni Jiggety said...

Midevil is a tuff one, it's true!