One Word, Two Ways: Together

Every week we pick a word to each use as the basis of a post. This week the word is: Together

Ever since I was in New Zealand (look back on the trip here and here), I cannot stop thinking about a Maori jade twist necklace I saw. They have a dozen or so designs, but the twist really stuck out to me.

“The twist with its crisscross form represents the many paths of life and love and as such is regarded as the original eternity symbol. The single twist in particular shows the joining together of two people for eternity. Even though they sometimes move away from each other on their own journeys, they will always come together again sharing their lives and blending to become one. It tells how the strength of bond of friendship, loyalty and love will last forever.”  Via here

I think I like it so much because it kind of says, even though we aren’t always together, we will never be apart.

(Image via here)

Despite the fact that I’m borderline addicted to word games (Scrabble, Words With Friends, Lexulous – hit me up!), I’m a terrible speller. The weekly first grade spelling test was the bane of my 7-year old existence. However, around that time I did pick up a few tricks of the trade that I still employ to this day. Together is at the top of the list.

(Scrabble keyboard found here)

I think it’s true to say that I never write out the word together without saying, “To Get Her” in my head. I do the same thing with tomorrow (“Tom Or Row”) and Wednesday “(Wed Nes Day”); dessert is always cross checked against desert because you always want more dessert, hence the double s.

Do you have any other helpful spelling tricks?

*Words misspelled while writing this post:
Borderline (Boarderline. No? How about Boarder-line? No? Google search. Ah, borderline)
Bane (Bain. See process above)
Existence (Existance)
Emply (Employ)

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