It is an inarguable truth that I cannot spell well. I come by it honestly. I come from a long line of people who can't spell well on my Father's side. Max can't spell either. The twins can. They must get that from Chris or the Hudson side.
When I have a word I can't remember how to spell I invent a mispronunciation of it that helps me remember the real spelling.
For example, fry-ends helped me learn friends. And Pee-oh-pull helped me learn people.
Today I invented Pur-pose-eh-lee to help me with purposely.
It serves a purpose, but also--it makes me laugh. Laughing is very important when you are a PhD and teacher educator who cannot spell.