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    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Words you never, ever spell correctly.

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Wreybies, Jul 14, 2014.

    Guaranty
    Honorable
    Arrears


    Correct spellings for those words refuse to stick in my brain. :confuzled:

    Yours?
     
  2. Lewdog

    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    I spell guarantee, "guarentee" almost every time and end up having to go back and fix it. :crazy:
     
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    Charisma Transposon Contributor

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    Mischevious
    Architech/Artichect/Archi--Igiveup
    Critisice (I actually have a good reason for this one. I tend to alternate between British and American English, so in trying to type criticize I end up with a bit of criticise.)
     
  4. Nilfiry

    Nilfiry Senior Member

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    Mischievous for me as well. I always spell it as "mischevious" until I remember the root word.
     
  5. Amanda_Geisler

    Amanda_Geisler Member Reviewer

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    necessary for me I had to correct it for this post, it has become a habit just to write it how it sounds then change it with spell check. I can't list the ways I spell it because I have spelt in several ways trying to get the spelling stuck in head
     
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    prettyprettyprettygood Active Member

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    "one Collar, two Shoes" is what worked for me :D

    My weak link is definitely. Despite having no problems with the word definite I'm always determined to spell it definately.
     
  7. Jack Asher

    Jack Asher Wildly experimental Contributor

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    apropo to nothing: I just spelled vehement right on the first try!
     
  8. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Mine is occaision occasion. I have to correct that every time. I also sometimes have trouble with publically publicly, though that one is due to bad brains.
     
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    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    But you misspelled apropos.
     
  10. Jack Asher

    Jack Asher Wildly experimental Contributor

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    it's a comedy of horrors!
     
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    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    Well I don't know about 'ever' and I've gotten better with these common troublemakers of mine:

    bureau
    restaurant
    curriculum
    suspicious
     
  12. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Ooooo....... I forgot about bureau. :wtf: Talk about bĂȘte noir. And it's one that comes up in legal docs all the time.
     
  13. aikoaiko

    aikoaiko Senior Member

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    Rhythm. Or is it Rythym or Rythmn? LOL. And judgment or judgement.
     
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    I keep tripping up on idiopathic. I keep wanting to spell it ideopathic, even to the point of thinking idiopathic is the misspelling.

    It did take a focused effort to get bureaucracy straight in me noggin.
     
  15. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Also acommodate accomodate accommoddate accommadate accommodate.
     
  16. aikoaiko

    aikoaiko Senior Member

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    accommocommodata. :rofl:
     
  17. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Your name is really just "aiko", isn't it?
     
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    A.M.P. People Buy My Books for the Bio Photo Contributor

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    Just the first three that pop into my head. Little by little, I tend to get them correctly the first time thanks to auto-correct.
    Seeing the same damned thing spellchecked so many times eventually got me to remember how to spell 'em.
     
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    Selbbin I hate you Contributor

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    It would be unfair to list half the dictionary, but you get the idea.
     
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    Similiar (Because familiar has that extra i after the l and I keep thinking this word needs the same.)
     
  21. aikoaiko

    aikoaiko Senior Member

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    Sometimes it's hard to remember.:rolleyes:
     
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    When I was much younger, I had trouble with "knife." I kept wondering where the silent letter came from, and the fact that the teacher had no clue didn't help, either. When I finally figured out how to spell it correctly, I was so excited that I showed this one girl in my class to impress her. Yeah, I had a slight crush on her. :love:
     
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    I used to think penguin was spelled with a Q. o_O Once I realized how very wrong I was, I never made that mistake again.
     
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    To think that someone else has the same problem that I have been having lately. I always think that it only has one "m" until I see a red squally line under it.
     
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    Hemorrhage.

    It's that damn second H. I always want to put it after the M.
     

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