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    a bad spell of wether

    Does the expression ' a bad spell of wether' refer to the fact that someone has made a spelling mistake?


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    Re: a bad spell of wether

    Without context, that is not possible to say.


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    Re: a bad spell of wether

    I'm no teacher

    I think it's simply a misapplication of "a spell of bad weather".

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    Re: a bad spell of wether

    Yes, and in this case, "spell" means "period of time" or perhaps "report."


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    Re: a bad spell of wether

    That of course is the obvious answer. But the OP may have heard it in a particular context which might alter that assumption. As a phrase it is certainly not one in general use referring to a person having problems with spelling.

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    Re: a bad spell of wether

    Quote Originally Posted by depaepet View Post
    Does the expression ' a bad spell of wether' refer to the fact that someone has made a spelling mistake?
    I think it's an intentional pun on "bad spelling" and "weather/wether/whether".

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