Post # 1
Here is a bit of trivia for those of us who have trouble spelling the word “fuchsia.”
Did you know the spelling is actually from the name of the German botanist, “Leonhard Fuchs?”
This is what I think of when I’m trying to spell the word correctly. With my German background I always lean towards the “sch” when it is incorrect.
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Plants) any onagraceous shrub of the mostly tropical genus Fuchsia, widely cultivated for their showy drooping purple, red, or white flowers
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Plants) Also called California fuchsia a North American onagraceous plant, Zauschneria californica, with tubular scarlet flowers
(Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Colours)
a. a reddish-purple to purplish-pink colour
) a fuchsia dress
[from New Latin, named after Leonhard Fuchs (1501-66), German botanist]
Post # 3
I think it would be easier to remember that c comes before s in the alphabet and in the spelling of fuchsia.
Post # 4
Over the years, I have had too many students spell it “few-sha” than I can count… haha.
Post # 5
@brideatbeach: That’s too, cute! Not to go completely off subject here, but a mutual friends son wrote a paper in 2nd grade about his summer. He said that he went to a wedding with his mom and she whore a dress. LOL! So classic, I can see how he sounded that out (wore).
Post # 6
Oh, can I share my WB spelling pet peeves while we’re at it?
It’s AISLE, not ISLE, unless your’e referring to a small landmass surrounded by water.
If you’re tired, you’re WEARY. If you’re suspcious, concerned, hesitating, you’re WARY.
If you’re wearing them on you’re feet, they’re HEELS. if something is curing someone of a disease, it HEALS.
Ahem. Ok, stupid pet peeve vent over. 🙂
Post # 7
I had no idea – totally thought there was an ‘s’ in there. Luckily I haven’t had to spell it much!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Zama Beach Club, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
@JenniBride: hahah yeah, Im in the same boat as you 😀
Post # 9
I ALWAYS spell it wrong. Like…every time.
Post # 10
@Mrs.Firefly1: Haha I teach middle school, but I guess it can still be considered cute and not quite ignorant at that point. 😛 LOL
Post # 11
@julies1949: Of course I never thought of that…
Post # 12
@mightywombat: Another cute one is “WASTE” instead of “WAIST.”
Post # 13
@pinkandsparkly: So did I!! I kept wondering why my spellcheck kept correcting me. Then I Googled it and figured it out.
Post # 14
I have to enter here too. I have a spelling pet peeve, like major. If something is indicating ownership, use “their” if it is indicating a place use “there”, like “over there”. Oh, and another thing: APOSTROPHE!!!! Agh. Use them properly!!! It’s used strictly for ownership “That’s Laura’s” or as a contraction “it’s” rather than “it is”. Sixth grade. Seriously. ::rant over::
Post # 15
@brideatbeach: Yep! Very cute! : )
Post # 16
Slightly off topic, but I do know how to spell fuchsia correctly and that is because I own a DACHShund. Took me forever to remember the correct spelling of weiner dog, but they are both from the German background, so hey, it works!!!