Words You Can Never Spell Correctly?

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in AppleOutsider edited January 2014
What word(s) do you have trouble spelling every time? We all have them. Now's the time to own up to it. Without spell checking.



Mine?



Priviledge. Er,

Privelidge. Er,

Privilege



yeah. Privilege.
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  • Reply 1 of 47
    Necessery.

    Neccesery.

    Nessessery.



    Um, Necessary.
  • Reply 2 of 47
    regreg Posts: 832member
    Probibily

    Probabily

    Oh thats right probably.



    reg
  • Reply 3 of 47
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,660member
    Parrellel. Parallel?



    Personel (the one that means staff) Personelle. Personnel.



    Satellite. Oh, I guess I've learned that one finally. It seems to be double consonant words that trip me up most.



    Posting here with spell check on has actually made me a better speller since I get instant feedback. Unfortunately, it has driven me utterly mad.
  • Reply 4 of 47
    toweltowel Posts: 1,479member
    Wierd.
  • Reply 5 of 47
    brbr Posts: 8,395member
    teh
  • Reply 6 of 47
    progmacprogmac Posts: 1,850member
    while i wrangled this word many years ago, it seems the one i see most often spelled incorrectly is "definitely"



    somehow people get "lose" and "loose" mixed up too.



    i often have trouble spelling "Monastery" and "separate"
  • Reply 7 of 47
    separate



    occassionally
  • Reply 8 of 47
    Definitely



    I always just type what ever and right click and chose the top spelling which happens to be



    defiantly



    Doh.
  • Reply 9 of 47
    Seperate or Separate



    Leery or leary



    Some adverb forms where I wonder if the vowel before the -ly has changed.



    I never forget Eucalyptus because I got that wrong in the 5th grade spelling bee.

  • Reply 10 of 47
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    Oh yea privilege is evil. That's one of those words that when I try to spell it, even the spell check doesn't know what the hell I'm talking about to make a suggestion.



    But mine is exaggerate. It's a 50-50 chance whether I put two gs or twos rs. Sometimes I'll throw in two of each just to be safe.



    This isn't so much a spelling error, but why is it that every time I try to type ratio, I put an 'n' on the end and it comes out ration.



    Also for some weird reason I always forget the u in favourite and colour.



    Oh and I always want to put the u in restaurant after the second 'a' rather than the first.
  • Reply 11 of 47
    I used to no be able to spell "apologize". Sometimes a double "p", or an "a" after the "l". I got so sick of right-clicking to correct the spelling I decided to remember how to spell it.
  • Reply 12 of 47
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    The other day I had a problem with...



    phenomonal

    phenominal

    phenomenal



    Sheesh.
  • Reply 13 of 47
    shetlineshetline Posts: 4,695member
    Onomatopoeia. Gets me every time.
  • Reply 14 of 47
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    I also find myself typing the wrong form of the same sounding word:



    they're, their, and there

    it's and its

    to, too, and two



    I *know* what the appropriate uses are, yet my fingers type the wrong one.
  • Reply 15 of 47
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by CosmoNut

    I also find myself typing the wrong form of the same sounding word:



    they're, their, and there

    it's and its

    to, too, and two



    I *know* what the appropriate uses are, yet my fingers type the wrong one.




    Yeah I do that too. I think it's because people tend to think phonologically rather than visually - when we think, we "talk" to ourselves, rather than seeing words written out in front of us. The primary theory of dyslexia is that dyslexics have trouble sounding out words mentally. So I suppose the fact that we misspell homonyms means that we don't have dyslexia.
  • Reply 16 of 47
    ?Fundamnetalist?, or is it ?fundamenetalist??



    I must be allergic to the thing, or something.
  • Reply 17 of 47
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    inconvinience and sincerly.
  • Reply 18 of 47
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,660member
    In the typing error catagorey, uh catagory, category, , I seem to be constitutionally incapable of typing "from" without first typing "form". My own little teh, I guess.
  • Reply 19 of 47
    midwintermidwinter Posts: 10,060member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by addabox

    In the typing error catagorey, uh catagory, category, , I seem to be constitutionally incapable of typing "from" without first typing "form". My own little teh, I guess.



    That's where ctrl+t can be your friend (place the cursor between the "o" and "r" in "form" and press ctrl+t and POOF! The letters are switched!
  • Reply 20 of 47
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,660member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by midwinter

    That's where ctrl+t can be your friend (place the cursor between the "o" and "r" in "form" and press ctrl+t and POOF! The letters are switched!



    What? Waht? Holy Shit! Why wasn't I informed about this sooner? hWy wsan't I infomred aobut thsi sonoer?



    Wheeeeeeeeee!
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