Who knew RESPECT was so dang hard to spell?

You guys remember a few years ago when the White House had one of their evening concerts and Barack Obama took the stage to wax lovingly about Aretha Franklin?

He decided to prattle off a bit of her iconic song Respect.

Yeah. It didn’t go very well.

 
RSPECT.

I’d like to buy a vowel, Pat.

But apparently Barack Obama isn’t the only one who can’t spell RESPECT.

This morning, Al Sharpton gave it a go and failed miserably (hat tip the Free Beacon).

 
RESPICT.

Dear Lord.

For heaven’s sake, Aretha spells out RESPECT in her song. More than once!

Not being able to spell RESPECT when referring to a song in which RESPECT is spelled out repeatedly is like failing an open book test.

Now, I realize we’re talking about Barack “Cinco de Quatro” Obama and Al “Resist we much” Sharpton.

But still.

It’s a seven-letter word.

And it isn’t even a difficult one.

You know how I learned how to spell aggressive?

The LaFayette High School cheerleaders.

Every game they chanted:
Be aggressive!
B E aggressive!
B E A GG R E SS I V E!

Now, every time I type the word aggressive, I am mumbling to myself “B E A GG R E SS I V E.”

RESPECT is a whole lot simpler.

Or at least I thought it was.

Could you imagine if Aretha had a song called PUSILLANIMOUS?

Poor Al would choke on his tongue.

RESPECT RESPICT

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12 thoughts on “Who knew RESPECT was so dang hard to spell?

  • August 19, 2018 at 2:39 pm
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    They wuz tot too spel in skul they wuz the smrt wunz

  • August 19, 2018 at 3:18 pm
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    It’s two syllables, theres the problem.

    • August 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm
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      Well, in that case, it’s a wonder Al can spell his own last name.

  • August 19, 2018 at 3:59 pm
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    I learned to spell success from cheerleaders, fifty years ago, and the cheer is still my backup when I’m in doubt.

    • August 19, 2018 at 4:24 pm
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      Hard to believe cheerleaders could be so instructive isn’t it?

  • August 19, 2018 at 5:51 pm
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    Explains why he hasn’t paid the $4 mil in back taxes he owes – he obviously doesn’t know how to spell I R S!

  • August 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm
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    Well said.

  • August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm
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    I still spell Encyclopedia by humming the Jiminy Cricket tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy2jWJtO3lE

    And very few people know that PUSILLANIMOUS is the origin of the epithet “pussy” which has been used for centuries and still means timid or weak, but has taken on a gynecological meaning in modern times!

  • August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm
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    You white supremacists do not understand Ebonics! Listen and learn! Had you studied under NCLB/Common Core you’d get it!

  • August 20, 2018 at 8:23 am
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    Yet we are reminded daily that these are geniuses…

    Go figure.

  • August 20, 2018 at 10:09 am
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    It is hard for Liberals to spell a word they do not understand…..

  • August 21, 2018 at 4:57 pm
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    Where’s Al from, Somalia? No American our age should ever make that mistake. That’s a track in every boomer’s head. R-E-S-P-E-C-T should be automatic for every American our age

    Maybe Al damaged his brain by losing weight too rapidly?

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