Laughter Matters – I Spell Only Slightly Better Than the Chick-Fil-A Cows
Occasionally Twyla likes to put me in my place by dragging me into a game of Scrabble because she knows I don’t spell well. I spell only slightly better than the Chick-fil-A cows. I swear, if I wrote for television, Della Reese would have starred in a show called Touched by an Angle.
My elementary teachers would instruct me, “Kent, look it up in the Dictionary.” News flash. You can’t find it in a Dictionary unless you know how to spell it.
I developed three skills to compensate. If I was at home, I’d call my Grandma Rader because she could spell everything, I’d substitute a synonym that I knew how to spell, and I developed poor handwriting in the hopes teachers couldn’t tell I misspelled a word.
Spell check software was a great help, but the voice recognition on my phone has been a breakthrough. All I have to do is say the word into my phone and it gives me the spelling and definition. The only way it could be improved is if the response was in my Grandma Rader’s voice.
The bad news is my writing is still atrocious. By the way, I had to look up how to spell atrocious. Have a great weekend and always remember laughter matters.
Known as the “World’s Cleanest” comedian and speaker, Kent Rader helps people learn and experience how laughter matters in reducing stress. Kent is the winner of the Branson Comedy Festival and co-stars in The Baby Boomer Comedy Show, Clean Comedy For People Born Before Seat Belts.
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Known as the "World's Cleanest Comedian and Speaker," Kent helps people and associations learn and experience how laughter matters in reducing stress and building successful, profitable organizations.
Kent graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri with a B.S. in Accounting. He survived five years in public accounting and twelve years as C.F.O. and C.E.O. of hospitals before becoming a professional speaker in 1997.
Kent is the author of the stress reduction book "Let It Go, Just Let It Go" and co-stars with Jan McInnis in the Baby Boomer Comedy Show, "Clean Comedy for People Born Before Seat Belts, Safety Helmets, and Facebook.
He has been heard on NPR's Talk of the Nation and Sirius Satellite radio.
Kent is the winner of the Branson Comedy Festival and has been seen on Comcast's comedy show, "Who's Laughing Now." His clean, stand-up comedy DVD-CD titled "Kent Rader: The Grand Wizard of Comedy" was released in 2014.