19 thoughts on “Weekend Question Thread

  1. The one I always have to check, twice, when writing is “accommodate.” I think it’s the close proximity of twin “c”s and “m”s that throws me.
    So, maybe pairs of twin consonants close together is a wider problem than just mine alone.

  2. Gauge. It just looks weird. I also have to stop and think about “desert” and “dessert”. One is cool & tasty, the other is hot and arid.

  3. Since you mentioned it, I just sent an e-mail to my entire neighborhood email list where I misspelled “shepherd” as in “FOUND German Shepherd puppy.” However, I was in a hurry and I spelled it “shepard.” As in Matthew.
    I hang my head in shame.

  4. Acquire – what’s that ‘c’ doing in there? Nothing, that’s what!

  5. Too many to list these days, and I used to be a pretty good speller. Something about going from mostly longhand to mostly typing, I guess. Of course, the internet and spell checkers make life easier.
    One recent one I had to double check was demagogue.

  6. Harass. It looks wrong with two “r”s and it looks wrong with one “r”.
    It just looks wrong.

  7. For me it’s: Ophthalmologist
    I use it a lot these days and have no trouble spelling it anymore but it never looks right.

  8. “Sheriff. Do I double the R or the F or both? Every time.”
    This. Makes me crazy.

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