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It was just his imagination running away with him.

How else to explain Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson's creative spelling demonstration for a group of fifth-graders Tuesday in Duluth.After encouraging the children to read more, work harder in class and use their imaginations, Carlson wrote on the blackboard: "IMMAJINATION."

Realizing the word was misspelled, he changed the "J" to a "G," but didn't notice the extra "M."

Teacher Joan Setterlund went easy on the grading.

"He recognized he made a mistake and he attempted to correct it," Setterlund said later. "He just made a mistake, that's all."

Carlson told the class of about 20 to turn off the television for "some extra reading at home." He said adults can reform the system but students have to do the hard work.