Hard to spell words

Are there any words you find hard to spell? Here’s my collection of tweets over the past few years that shares my difficult words:

“rubbage” is actually spelled “rubbish?” #learningtospell

I tend to spell simplier instead of simpler, which is ironic, because I’m making the word more complex. #learningtospell

simplest? wow. i thought it was simpliest. #learningtospell

Wow. cemetery has a lot of e’s in it. Seems like that last one should be an a. #learningtospell

Huh, there is no second u in curiosity. #learningtospell

Manila is spelled with one l? What’s next? Vanilla?

Wait, so the printmaking term “chine colle” is not spelled shingolay? #boywasioffalltheseyears

Huh, there is no second u in curiosity. #learningtospell

Galileo is hard to spell

Don’t try to overcomplicate “anemone” when you spell it.

The word camouflage disguises itself through difficult spelling

They are gonna hafta kick us out kick us out at the Spell Yeah spelling bee tonight with @theastrolabe http://ow.ly/6DVrN

Am I a nincompoop if i spelled it nincumpoop?

spellcheck just told me that spellcheck is not a word

It’s funny how spell-check auto-capitalizes Styrofoam

Do you have any words you just recently learned how to spell? Please share your hard-to-spell words in the comments of this blog post.

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Tom Saaristo
12 years ago

I’ve bene having a hard time with the word “scheduleing” lately In general, I am a very good speller. More often than not if I spell a word incorrectly I blame my typing skills I won the 3rd grade spelling bee by spelling ‘cafe’

12 years ago

I was very disappointed during my freshman year of high school to be told that “business” is not spelled “buisness”.

Lisa Schryver
Lisa Schryver
12 years ago

Two things: Tom – “bene”? Matt – Styrofoam is a brand name, hence the capitalization. Kind of like Dumpster. Or Kleenex! #themoreyouknow

Lisa Schryver
Lisa Schryver
12 years ago

I’m NOT lying! It’s in the AP Stylebook! You want to hear something that’s really going to blow your mind? Escalator is a brand name, too. The generic term is “moving staircase.”

Tom Saaristo
12 years ago

Dumpster is a genericized trademark of Dumpster, a American brand name for a type of mobile garbage bin (MGB). Generic usage of dumpster is also common in Australia, although Dumpster is not an established brand there.

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