No surprises here

Monday, January 12th, 2004 | General

The 100 Most Often Misspelled Words in English.

Ok. One surprise. I would have thought “capital/capitol” would be on the list. I see those words interchanged frequently.

6 Comments to No surprises here

Dad
1/12/2004

I really hate it when people confuse “your” and “you’re”, or “there” and “their”. It’s enough to drive a person ensane. How do you spell “sardonic”?

BB
1/12/2004

Ooooh, that “capitol/capital” thing still burns me. I lost my first and only spelling bee on that one.

czeltic girl
1/12/2004

Bridget — easy way to remember capitol/capital: The capitOL has a dOme. Therefore, capitol for building, capital for everything else. It’s the only way I can keep it straight. Silly, frustrating language.

And Dad, “sardonic” is with a silent “f.” I’ll let you figure out where.

Dad
1/12/2004

There’s no Q?

Sherri
1/13/2004

There are a few of my spelling challenges, but not the ones I fight the most, in that list. Beauracracy (did I spell it right this time? I have my doubts) will get me, as will Desparate and Discern. I have to really LOOK, and even when I see them correctly, I’m just never sure…

I’m also very much in favor of apostrophe protection. We must stop apostrophe abuse now!

(Once I pick on spelling, I feel like I can’t spell ANYTHING. Everything I type looks suspect.)

Linus
1/13/2004

Umph. Apostrophes are my bane. They make me weep long hours into the night. My spelling however has alwys been peerless, as long as I look at the muck I’m typing.

This will doubtless serve me well my my chosen career as a novelist.

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