Why I’ve Never Won A Spelling Bee

Refrage

Two odd things happen periodically while I’m writing, more specifically, when I’m replacing boring words with colorful one:

1) Sometimes a word is created that doesn’t exist but it’s similar to an actual word that I was trying to use.

Example: Refrage.

I was writing this and Firefox gave it a pretty red underline.

Context: We seeked refrage from the hail.

Yeah…what the hell? I have no idea how I thought that was a real word…

2. Writing a simple word, looking at it, and thinking that it’s spelled wrong.

Postface: I’m actually a good speller…for real.