Post # 1
There are some common words that I will never be able to spell, and I have come to terms with that. Take it with a grain of salt, because I’m an engineer, if you’ve heard the jokes. My spell checker doesn’t work on the bee, so I find myself changing what I’m writing so I don’t look like an idiot.
Here is a short list that comes to mind (there are probably about 1,000 more):
- Loose and lose (I mix them up)
- Weather and whether
- Anything that ends in “-el” or “-le” because I never remember which letter comes first… the e or the l
I spell checked all of these, so they should be right.
What are some of your guys’? Or am I alone in my inability to spell?
Post # 3
Necessary gets me like…all the time lol
Post # 4
@NotablySidedJP: I NEVER get words that end in -le or -el right. I’m also a horrible speller and rely on spell check WAY too much.
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Post # 6
@NotablySidedJP: +1 on Definitely until I realized it was definite with ly at the end. I don’t know why that helped…
I always wanted to spell it definately!
Post # 7
necessary (which i think i spelled wrong here) I can never get right. I also have trouble with words that may or may not have double letters (ammend/amend…things like that)
Post # 9
awkward gets me.. every time!
Post # 10
Recipe and Receipt. My brain just doesn’t want to learn those.
Post # 11
@QuirkySocialite: +1! And it gets worse with necessarily. Urgh! I use Google to check my spelling
I hate words that end with “ly” because I never know whether they’re spelled with one or two Ls, it drives me crazy.
Post # 13
@bebero: HAHA! I don’t blame you, it’s French 😉
Post # 14
Massacussetts… I’ve lived her for 4 months now and can’t for the life if me remember how it’s spelled.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest
i before e except after c… um yah. no. I always screw that up.
I definitely mix up what you’re supposed to us in the right circumstance. I am a decent speller… but that’s what screws me up
Except vs. accept (no idea if it’s right up there)
then vs than
affect vs. effect
whom vs. who
it’s vs its
I also have a hard time with initiative and liaison (words I use in my work)
I always second guess myself… thank god for google!
Post # 16
Ugh before I even opened this, I was like “restaurant is my number one”. Followed closely by “exercise”.