We have arrived in Mississippi...but let me leave our Gulfport experience for tomorrow...and talk about spelling and misspelling today.
Mississippi. That is one word that is impossible to spell wrong. Right? We all learned the chant 'em-eye-ess-ess-eye-ess-ess-eye-pea-pea-eye' in our early years...and it stays with us forever.
We Canadians spell things a little differently than our American cousins...simply because we take our authority from the Queen. What she says goes! And so we have 'authours' and 'neighbours' and 'humour' (on occasion). In the USA they 'favor' dropping the u in many words ending in -our. But I noticed other discrepancies while we were travelling.
In Canada we don't spell elevator like this...
...especially not in our hotels. Am I the only one that questioned that sign?
I noticed that Alaska Air had official decals on the backs of all the seats with instructions regarding 'flotation devices'. I thought it must be one of those words that Americans spelled differently. So I did my research and found out it could be spelled either way...flotation or floatation. The latter spelling is the archaic version. That explains why it looked right to me!
I like things spelled correctly. It's just that I am not always sure what is correct anymore!
Tomorrow....come with me to Gulfport for a spell.