Spelling ego

For me English is my second language and when I came to Canada I promise myself to preserve my cultural and moral values. Everything was very good except for one small word that I am using in my language very often. Spelling is different but the pronunciation is the same. We don’t use this English word in our house.

I did not realize the big implication in our life until next week when my daughter came home with spelling test from school. She is in grade 2 and every week she is learning to spell 10 new words. At the end of the week she has a test from them and also they can make their words with a suffix given by the teacher.

She is excellent in spelling but this week I had a big surprise when I read last word on the test. Not only that was a bad word (spelled correctly) but the teacher gave her a good mark for that word. This word was made by my daughter as a result of her interpretation of a Romanian word. The suffix was “uck” so my daughter wrote” fuck” because of the Romanian word “fac”. This Romanian word “fac” means I do in English and we pronounce it like ”fuck” in English.

She found out from another student that is a bad word because her teacher said nothing to her . We try to explain her why she done it and it’s not her fault. It’s only my Romanian ego that made my daughter to feel embarrass in front of her teacher. I apologize to her and now I must have a talk with her teacher and explain everything.

Do we really need so many languages in the world? It is my ego or we have a Crazy world!!!


When you think that we are all subjected to this and our entire daily existence is tied to this list. At home , at work , at school , at gyms we have a to do list. Everywhere and everything we do has to do with this to do list. In today’s society we can’t cope without these lists and in the end of the day we try to accomplish them. If we can’t accomplish one of the chore we try to find excuses and other reasons to remove it from the list or change the list at our sole discretion. We do not even try to see the true cause of failure.
The same thing happens with our goals that we made them for our life. Sometimes we choose an easier solution to what we wanted to do even though we know that is far from what we wanted from the beginning. How strange and crazy we are, we ignore our failures just because it’s easier for us.
I wonder how many people have achieved their goals in life from their first to do list. I can consider myself a lucky man because I achieved most of them but I hope that I will mark all my goals from my list until the end of my life.