Bloggers mess up sometimes, myself included. But some words just beg to be spelled wrong or otherwise abused. Here are some of them:
(The bold words are spelled correctly.)
If precede is spelled with a â€œcâ€ and means â€œto go before,â€ then why would supersede, which means â€œto take the place of,â€ be spelled with an â€œsâ€? I have no idea. They both indicate movement and would seem to be related.
This one has always bothered me. Itâ€™s not that the spelling doesnâ€™t make sense, it does. Itâ€™s just that it looks funny to me. Other people must agree because it is often misspelled.
Donâ€™t you just want to take out that extra â€œcâ€?
A lot of the time, you see this written as â€œalot,â€ which itâ€™s not.
Iâ€™ve misspelled this with an â€œaâ€ replacing the third â€œeâ€ more times than I want to admit.
What a strange spelling to indicate something thatâ€™s on fire. This word seems more suited to a mythical forest creature than to indicate the hot nature of one of the planetâ€™s basic elements.
I always have to look twice at this word to make sure Iâ€™m not confusing it with gouge.
You can blame this one on the people who lived in France about 400 years ago. Weâ€™ve had to live with that extra â€œiâ€ ever since.
Not only does it have two pesky double consonants, but every time I spell it, I want to replace that last â€œeâ€ with an â€œa.â€
So many people pronounce this purs-er-veer-ance, itâ€™s easy to think it has a third â€œr.â€
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