This is a list of common misspellings in the English language.
December 6, 2006 7:11pm CST
This is a list of common misspellings in the English language. MISSPELLING CORRECT SPELLING abber(r)ation aberration accomodation accommodation acheive achieve adress address alot a lot or allot Alsation Alsatian alterior ulterior ammend amend anti-semetic anti-Semitic attatch attach athiest atheist auxilliary auxiliary barbeque barbecue beggining beginning beleive believe bicep biceps bouy buoy Britian Britain brocolli broccoli calender calendar Note: Calenders are used for rolling flat paper when producing it. catagory category Caucasion Caucasian cemetary cemetery (watch for references to Swedish band Cemetary) committment commitment (but committed, committing, committee) concensus consensus concieve conceive copywrite copyright cilinder cylinder Dalmation Dalmatian decaffinated decaffeinated decathalon decathlon definately definitely dependance dependence Note: Dependent can be spelled dependant. The alternate spelling is mainly used in the United Kingdom. desease disease (illness)/deceased (dead) des(s)icate desiccate desireable desirable diarhea diarrhœa (traditional), diarrhoea (Commonwealth English) or diarrhea (American English) dias dais diety deity diptheria diphtheria dipthong diphthong disossiate dissociate disassociative dissociative disemble dissemble disemminate disseminate dispell dispel (and dispels, but dispelled, dispelling) dissappear disappear dissapoint disappoint embarass embarrass Emporer Emperor enviroment environment expresso espresso extremly extremely facia fascia facist fascist Febuary February firey fiery fluoroscent fluorescent flouride fluoride fourty forty freind friend geneology genealogy Ghandi Gandhi goverment government grammer grammar (see the actor Kelsey Grammer) guage gauge hanger hangar harrass harass hemorage hæmorrhage (traditional), or haemorrhage (Commonwealth) or hemorrhage (American) heros heroes hieght, heigth height hygeine hygiene hypocracy hypocrisy identicle identical independance independence Note: see dependant/dependent, above inate innate indentify identify innoculate inoculate intresting interesting it's its (possessive pronoun) ("it's" can only be used as a substitute for "it is", "it was" or "it has") knowlege knowledge las(s)oo lasso lazer laser lieing Lying libary library managable manageable millenium millennium mischievious mischievous mispell misspell misspelt misspelled missle missile mit mitt monestary monastery (remember that "monastic" is not "monestic") monkies monkeys morgage mortgage mountian mountain neccessary necessary neice niece nickle nickel nineth ninth ninty ninety noone no one or no-one noticable noticeable nuptual nuptial occured occurred occurence occurrence omnious ominous onomatopeia onomatopoeia oppurtunity opportunity opthamologist ophthalmologist origionally originally paralell parallel pasttime pastime pavillion pavilion peice piece percieve perceive perserverance perseverance persue pursue pheonix Phoenix posession possession Pharoah Pharaoh (exception: Pharoah Sanders) phosphorous phosphorus; phosphorous is an adjective meaning "containing trivalent phosphorus" potatoe potato preceeding preceding / proceeding preferrably preferably pronounciation pronunciation protien protein privelige privilege rasberry raspberry recieve receive reccomend recommend rediculous ridiculous reguardless regardless reminiscint reminiscent rumer rumour rythm rhythm sacreligious sacrilegious seige siege sentance sentence seperate separate sieze seize silicone chip silicon chip similiar similar sincerly sincerely speach speech spead speed or spread stationary stationery (office supplies term) stragedy strategy subsiduary subsidiary suggestable suggestible supercede supersede suprise surprise thier their 'til till tommor(r)ow tomorrow triathalon triathlon ukelele ukulele vaccuum vacuum vegeterian vegetarian villian villain Wendesday Wednesday wierd weird writting writing
7 Dec 06
To be honest, I think you have to be pretty terrible at spelling to spell some of those words like that. Aren't children taught the old sayings like 'i before e expect after c'? Using 'it's' is fine as long as it is done correctly. The apostrophe is used to replace the letter that is missing, for example - aren't (are not) the o in not is replaced by the apostrophe. This is so simple yet so many people don't do it!
7 Dec 06
Sometimes if we could spell a word as it is pronounced would make it a bit easier, but the dictionary in front of me helps! lol The one word I still struggle with is Vacuum, and for some reason it does not want to sink in and have to look it up! Almost had to again before I typed it!