Can’t spell

in either English or German which really should not surprise anyone who has known me for a while. It is the source of many “typos” that spell checkers inflict on the unwary and uncoordinated.

I learned of my latest blunder most politely from Christian whom I met over 15 years ago in Munich while working at the SanAk. I will just quote:

Canceln“ steht im Duden als „schwaches Verb“, offizielles Beispiel: „Der Flug wurde gecancelt“

So there you have it. Not ones to leave such things alone, the official Lets make German Correct League of Supervisors  – understands that it is not possible to remove such common usages from the language. Therefor, dictate how it is to be used and insure that spelling rules are correctly applied. Please note – the illustration is classic as well as to the point ….. The flight was cancelled. This takes it out of the realm of Neue Deutsch and back into the realm of ordinary German.

Unlike Downgeloadet…..

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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