(Closed) What words can’t you spell?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The name Michael. or is it Micheal? Worse part is its DH’s middle name. I always switch the a and e!!!

Post # 18
3261 posts
Sugar bee

Definitely is the one word I always have trouble with! 

Post # 19
6245 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Another one for definitely.

Post # 20
10640 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Definitely is also a bad one for me, it came to mind from the title before I saw the OP.  I always want to stick an a in there instead of one of the i’s.

I also can’t remember when to use licence vs license.

Post # 21
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

favorite- I always want to put a u in there

Post # 22
4621 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Necessary (and yup, I had to spell check)

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@thursdayschild:  in the UK favorite/favourite does have a u, so I wouldn’t worry 😉

Post # 23
25 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013


I thought the rule  was “I” before “E” except after “C”… so this one stumps me every single time. To remedy this, I instead bypass the word altogether and write things like: “that’s odd/bizarre/strange”.

Post # 24
5072 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@asscherlover:  In school they taught us “there’s a rat in the middle of separate”.  That’s the only reason I remember how to spell it

Post # 25
9051 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m typically a pretty good speller, but I always have to look twice at argument (doesn’t seem like you should drop the e) and want to put a d in refrigerator, like when you spell fridge. 

Post # 26
194 posts
Blushing bee

These are fun! My worst words are:




Ugh. Seriously, I have 2 college degrees (one with a minor in English!), and I still cannot spell simple words?!

Post # 27
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Lolasmomma:  Definitely is my word too! I’m not sure if it’s even spelled right now! I hate it because when I’m writing someone and I want to say it but I can’t get the spelling right I saw “for sure” instead and I hate how that sounds!

Post # 28
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Sunfire:  Yes… Me too! I always just say broc instead because I can’t remember 🙂 haha

Post # 29
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

All of you who misspell “definitely,” how do you misspell it? I can’t figure it out. Do you put an -a- in for the second -i-? If so, just start with finite (like finite vs. infinite) and add the prefix and suffix.

Post # 30
13095 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

License and Calendar always get me.

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@cora_123:  I’m the same way with Michael!  Although I now just moved to Micaela Way and have to keep telling myself – “the A and a E are in ABC order!”.

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