Hardest word in the English language to spell?

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bagge72
bagge72 Posts: 1,377 Member
I feel like after being on MFP for 5 years that lose is literally the hardest word in the English language to spell! Also my wife's name is Carolyn and that must be just as hard to spell, because I've never been to a single place where my wife has had to giver her name and they have gotten it correct. IT'S NOT CAROLINE! Lyn vs Line it's not that hard people!
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  • RoxieDawn
    RoxieDawn Posts: 15,488 Member
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    hard to spell words for me at one point, Caribbean, convalesce, millennium

    there is more than 8 ways to spell my real first name.
  • singingflutelady
    singingflutelady Posts: 8,736 Member
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    Yup lose/loose. I feel the misspelt name. Both my first and last name more than one common spelling and people always misspell one or the other or both. My first name is Jayne
  • TR0berts
    TR0berts Posts: 7,739 Member
    edited March 2017
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    Lose/Loose
    Then/Than

    Pick one. Or is that, "pic won?"
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,711 Member
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    embarrass (embarass, embaress)
  • bagge72
    bagge72 Posts: 1,377 Member
    edited March 2017
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    On the other hand, I don't think I've seen nose/noose. Why is that one so easy to remember?
  • subcounter
    subcounter Posts: 2,382 Member
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    I always mess up on the words; bureaucracy, and liaison. Probably some others but these two are in my *kitten* list.
  • Lounmoun
    Lounmoun Posts: 8,426 Member
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    I'm fairly good at spelling but always pause at zucchini and vacuum.
  • bagge72
    bagge72 Posts: 1,377 Member
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    I'm terrible at spelling. If it's something important, I copy and paste it into my email first for the spellcheck haha.
  • Timshel_
    Timshel_ Posts: 22,841 Member
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    Ughhh, Onomatopoeia. Hate that word!
  • michael1976_ca
    michael1976_ca Posts: 3,488 Member
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    supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    [soo-per-kal-uh-fraj-uh-lis-tik-ek-spee-al-i-doh-shuh s]
    Spell Syllables
    adjective
    1.
    (used as a nonsense word by children to express approval or to represent the longest word in English.)
  • CorneliusPhoton
    CorneliusPhoton Posts: 965 Member
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    Breath / breathe

    when I breathe, I take a breath.
  • Jimb376mfp
    Jimb376mfp Posts: 6,232 Member
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    Can we petition the Oxford English Dictionary to change Lose to loose due to the popularity of it on social media?

  • synchkat
    synchkat Posts: 37,369 Member
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    I find it weird when people spell theatre with an er at the end or favourite with no u. And I pay bills with a cheque...not check. Language is interesting isn't it?

    Now for names...I gave up on getting mine spelled correctly. I can spell it and they'll still get it wrong
  • Carbkiller1970
    Carbkiller1970 Posts: 3,289 Member
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    When I go to Starbucks and the barista asks for my name, I tell her palaniappakounderponnuchamithevarlingaperumalappanesan.

    That name is actually pretty popular o In India
  • deluxmary2000
    deluxmary2000 Posts: 981 Member
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    I'm not sure, but I give serious side-eye to anyone that spells "Voila" as "Walla" or "Wala". The fact that I've seen this MULTIPLE times makes me weep.
  • NorthCascades
    NorthCascades Posts: 10,970 Member
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    To remember how, or to spell out if someone said it?

    Cle Elum? Methow? Last one is pronounced "meh tao" and if I didn't spend time there regularly, I'd never guess.
  • melmelw03
    melmelw03 Posts: 5,338 Member
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    Calendar always messes me up.
  • kwph
    kwph Posts: 7,375 Member
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    Banana ...I always think I'm an "n" & an "a" short
  • DeficitDuchess
    DeficitDuchess Posts: 3,099 Member
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    Well my, name's: Annette & people'll call me Anette, Ahnette, Antoinette or Jeanette! :s
  • DeficitDuchess
    DeficitDuchess Posts: 3,099 Member
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    I notice that, a lot of people spell; does as dose but I am not, complaining because of, my grammar! Although I wish that people that complain about my grammar'd realize that, reading comprehension was also taught in school so; I don't need to be grammatically correct to be understood!