Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Wreybies, Jul 14, 2014.
Correct spellings for those words refuse to stick in my brain.
I spell guarantee, "guarentee" almost every time and end up having to go back and fix it.
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.)
Mischievous for me as well. I always spell it as "mischevious" until I remember the root word.
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
"one Collar, two Shoes" is what worked for me
My weak link is definitely. Despite having no problems with the word definite I'm always determined to spell it definately.
apropo to nothing: I just spelled vehement right on the first try!
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.
But you misspelled apropos.
it's a comedy of horrors!
Well I don't know about 'ever' and I've gotten better with these common troublemakers of mine:
Ooooo....... I forgot about bureau. Talk about bête noir. And it's one that comes up in legal docs all the time.
Rhythm. Or is it Rythym or Rythmn? LOL. And judgment or judgement.
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.
Also acommodate accomodate accommoddate accommadate accommodate.
Your name is really just "aiko", isn't it?
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.
It would be unfair to list half the dictionary, but you get the idea.
Similiar (Because familiar has that extra i after the l and I keep thinking this word needs the same.)
Sometimes it's hard to remember.
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.
I used to think penguin was spelled with a Q. Once I realized how very wrong I was, I never made that mistake again.
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.
It's that damn second H. I always want to put it after the M.
Separate names with a comma.