Saturday, October 18, 2014
One is jeopardy. Even as I typed it just now the squiggly red line appeared underneath. I keep putting a’s where there should be o’s or o’s where there should be a’s. And again, it’s not an obscure word. I watch the TV show all the time. The word is displayed in giant letters.
Another is privilege. I don’t even come close on this word. At any given time I may write privlige, priviledge, priveledge, privlige, privelige. None of these look any more wrong that the actual spelling.
For a long time I wrestled with guarantee. Somehow I mastered it. And I’m afraid to list the ways I misspelled it for fear that that will confuse me again and I’ll be back at square one.
In the case of pigeon, I want to always write pidgeon. And don’t get me started on pidgin.
I’d like to think I’m not alone in this brain cramp. So let me ask you – what are words that you can’t spell?
Imagine losing the final round of the National Spelling Bee over jeopardy?
By Ken Levine at 6:00 AM