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This term we are learning ‘The Creation’ by Joseph Ha… and that was where the problem started. The correct spelling and the pronunciation are not quite the same. Just three letters of the alphabet and as Eric Morcombe once famously said “…. not necessarily in the right order!”
The posters were drafted and distributed to the Committee for feedback and back came the reply – “You’ve spelt Haydn wrong”. Well its a tricky and unfamiliar name, not like Smith or Mitchell and the speller didn’t know how to spell it either.
How many variations on a theme can there be? Hadyn, Hydan, Hyden, Haydn. The trouble is once a word is spelled wrong it then sits quietly in the brain waiting to jump out at every opportunity. Every time it goes into the public domain, like on our Facebook page, yours truly gets a bit of a twitch and has to go and check it out just to make sure its right.
Anyway, I hope it is now correct as the posters are in print – otherwise I’m really on a Haydn to nothing.