Friday, August 22, 2008

Faulty Spelling

So imagine my surprise when my boyfriend informs me that a tetter is an eruptive skin disease. So I am absolutely aghast that I am guilty of spreading misinformation. I am sure all of you have had ample opportunity to use your newly acquired language-from my blog no less- to describe the haying process. I know it is something that comes up in my conversation at least a few times a day.

So I am using this space to expunge my mistake and perhaps save any more of you from suffering the embarrassment of using incorrect haying terms. It is tedder. While it sounds the same it has distinctly different meanings.

Now that I know how to spell tedder, I am still disappointed in the dearth of information on the haying process on Wikipedia.

4 comments:

LYC said...

Yes, I know exactly how you feel! Luckily for us there are people to set us straight and forgive. I know you've been kind enough to correct a few of my spelling or misnaming faux pas and that is probably worth some kind of indulgence. Although it stings at first it makes you a better person. I don't mind if you want to use me as an example.

SMC said...

Ahhhh.... the spelling martyr.

LYC said...

My cross to bear.

Michelle said...

Oh, and I thought I was the only one she corrected!? I guess then it is sort of Karma for you

info on haying..
http://www.sheepscreek.com/rural/haying.html