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Bostonfan
11-01-2012, 11:33 AM
There are certain words that I can't spell correctly the first time no matter how hard I try. I still hesitate over "tomorrow". For some reason I always want to do two "m"'s and one "r". And forget about "subpoena" (which I literally just had to check now). I always screw that one up! It must be a mental block of some kind.

What words trip you up?

my little pony
11-01-2012, 11:56 AM
embarrassed always looks like it has 2 many Rs to me

misskarne
11-01-2012, 12:37 PM
"the".

Not a word of a lie, it almost always comes out "teh".

Also another vote for embarrassed, viscious, and for some reason short always looks shonky to me.

sk8er1964
11-01-2012, 12:37 PM
Religion. For some reason, I always want to put an extra e in there.

Another one is sheriff. My first instinct is to use two r's.

emason
11-01-2012, 12:49 PM
Occasion. It always comes out as 'ocassion'.

mkats
11-01-2012, 02:42 PM
Judgment (always want to put an e in there after Judg), maneuver (always want to flip the u and the e for some reason).

I'm always amused when people spell "definitely" as "defiantly". I was reading one of my favorite blogs and the author was talking about starting a new page, and one of her regular commentators said "oh, I will DEFIANTLY follow that too!" :lol:

snowbird
11-01-2012, 03:14 PM
"the".

Not a word of a lie, it almost always comes out "teh".

Also another vote for embarrassed, viscious, and for some reason short always looks shonky to me.

There's no such word as viscious, misskarne.

quartz
11-01-2012, 03:18 PM
Attach - I always spell it attatch.
and my own name, but its a typo....I am Judi but I often end up hitting the o as well so it comes out a Judio.

Aceon6
11-01-2012, 03:27 PM
accomodate... always forget the 2nd m

Cachoo
11-01-2012, 06:56 PM
separate.....I always substitute an e for the first a....

Bostonfan
11-01-2012, 07:35 PM
Judgment (always want to put an e in there after Judg)



YES! I do that too. It looks odd without the "e" frankly.

And one more that always trips me up: "vacuum". I always want to spell it "vacume"

Artemis@BC
11-01-2012, 08:12 PM
Judgment (always want to put an e in there after Judg), maneuver (always want to flip the u and the e for some reason).

"Judgement" is actually also correct, it's just a matter of style preference -- and with the trend toward less is more (and eliminating words altogether in favour of abbreviations), judgment without the extra e tends to be far more popular. Likewise acknowledgment / acknowledgement.

The word that trips me up the most for spelling is "unnecessary" -- how many ns, cs, and ss.

But the word that trips me up the most for typing is strengthen. I seriously can never type that one correctly the first try!

Badams
11-01-2012, 08:19 PM
Definitely. I struggle with that word always. Definitely. I try to practice it. It has't helped yet. Definitely.

Spazactaz
11-01-2012, 08:34 PM
independent? i always want to end with ant lol.

Reuven
11-01-2012, 08:53 PM
“restaurant” is my nemisis.....ALWAYS have to spell-check it. :duh: