“Erm, excuse me Miss?”,
“Err you’ve spelt ‘woman’ wrong— it should have an ‘A’ instead of an ‘E'”,
“…no, it looks correct…”,
“Wait, what? ‘women’ is the plural spelling of ‘woman'”,
“No, this is the correct spelling for ‘woman'”,
“It’s ‘one womAn’, ‘two womEn’!
…How do you spell the plural of ‘woman’?”,
“w. o. m. e. n.”,
(Oh my fuck),
“Surely I’m not the only one who’s noticed the mistake, right?”
one or two people just agree with the teacher,
(Oh my fucking shit).
I have now found some sort of a satisfying explanation for this— this spelling mistake is one of the most common ones which I notice everywhere on the internet.
It’s slightly possible that there are still mistakes in this writing, but I always pick them up after a few more readings 😉.
Anyway, I realise that ability to learn and reproduce spellings is more down to the wiring of the brain than experience, but I feel that this story gives me bragging rights because I stood my ground and it was so frustrating! 😆