George's Spelling Woes

Hennessey, Cail Skroback
February 2004
Appleseeds;Feb2004, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p10
This article focuses on the problems faced by the U.S. first President George Washington while spelling words. Historians say that George Washington didn't spend much time in school and was a self-taught man. Like other people of his time, George often spelled words the way they sounded: blew for blue, oyl for oil, and coff for cough. As young George's teacher would have reminded him, a gentleman must know how to spell correctly and George would be a gentleman someday. INSET: A Wordy Book.


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