Words You Have Trouble Spelling Correctly

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  1. Essene

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    For me:

    Exercise
    The
    Belief
    Nietzsche
    Nauseous
    (there are more; but this will suffice for now.)
     
  2. mrcock

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    how can you spell wrong the?

    the the the the the the

    aahaahhahahaahhaahhaa

    the the the the the the the the the the..................................
     
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    I think spell check has ruined us in regards to spelling.
     
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    Making fun of him was uncalled for. Some easy words are often the easiest to spell wrong. I don't know how many times I've transposed The to be spelled Teh or added an extra h when I'm just typing quickly.
     
  5. mrcock

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    sorry if I offended him. was it when you type fast or forget the spelling?

    by the way teh is da 1337 way of spellin it

    :lol
     
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    Normally for me, it's when I type too fast.
     
  7. mrcock

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    shall we have another game thread someone honestly types fast what someone else left for them. leaves it's own sentence?

    I'll go do it..........

    :lol
     
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    Homonyms are my enemies. They make me sore. Or maybe soar.
     
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    One word I often misspell is truly. I have a tendency to put an extra e in there and wind up with truely.


    Edit - I should never post stuff after my bedtime. Pretend this post ends here. :)

    Honestly, I've never understood how so many people can misspell so frequently. I mean, you're sitting in front of the greatest resource in human history. A couple of clicks and a small amount of typing on language websites will quickly reveal proper spelling and sentence structure. I can understand messing up once in a while, but honestly it's rare to find proper grammar and spelling anymore.

    I've spent considerable time learning and developing my own writing and grammar skills. Every time I read a sentence that's a grammatical mess, I force myself to mentally correct it because I don't want to lose what I've put so much effort into. If I just overlook errors when I'm reading, I'll probably start making those same errors myself and that's a trap I'm not willing to fall into.

    Remember kids, Grammar Nazis aren't trying to make you feel bad. They're trying to save future generations from Idiocracy.
     
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    I have trouble with every word lol spelling not my strongest thank god for spell checker
     
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    I defintely misspell 'definetely' a lot, no wait; definitely! :)
     
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    I forever know now how to spell definitely after I was spelling it wrong while chatting with a girl which was spelling it correctly

    :lol
     
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    Or helps some of us who deal with dyslexia...
     
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    Most of my misspellings are typos, and I really have no idea how to spell typo or if it is even a word. I've had occasion to spell eensy weensy on this forum, and I don't know if that is a real phrase either. The word I have to think most about is calendar, and I always know it ends in "ar", but I can't help but question it. I just typed "titillates" on another thread, and I know I spelled it correctly, but it makes me dizzy just to look at it. So in the end, I guess I get stuck on when and when not to use a hyphen.
     
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    I frequently type it too quickly and wind up with "teh."

    I type it that way more than the correct way.

    I was unclear. The purpose of this thread was to explore the various words we misspell sans the employment of spell checks or research (as if one were to write a dear Jane letter from the trenches without a dictionary on hand.
     
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    I don't have a problem with spelling masturbation but more than a few do. I do have a few I never seem to spell correctly, but they're generally big, multi-syllable words. My spellling has improved since I became a published author and had editors breathing down my neck. I also learned how to use apostrophes correctly. Unfortunately I am multi-lingual and sometimes my grammar heads into French, my other language, so simpler may become more simple (from the French plus simple), for example.
     
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    Insomnia rears its ugly head again, and it causes people to do strange things...

    Eensy is not a word, which makes eensy weensy an invalid phrase.
    Both teensy and weensy are words, and teensy-weensy is correct.
    Synonyms for these include itty-bitty, itsy-bitsy and teeny-weeny.
    Don't forget your hyphens...lol! And, no, we are not talking about cock size!

    Typo is a real word.

    This is not nearly as fun and naughty as the last time I had insomnia like this.
     
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    "Any" is my problem word. I have sometimes avoided using it because I couldn't remember how to spell it. I keep thinking it starts with e and even though I know that's wrong, I get stuck and freeze on that simple little word.
     
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    i love spell checker, sometimes i ignore it, but i still love it.
     
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    I think one of the words that I've seen spelled incorrectlythe most is the word "lose". If I had a dollar for everytime I've seen it spelled "loose" I'd be a very rich man.

    I've seen it as much in a professional sense as I have any other and it's not close.