Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The answer: Jeopardy. The question: What is a word I can't spell?
One of those words is privilege. I put e’s where i‘s should go, or vice versa, or drop letters, or sometimes add a d. Let’s just say it – I have no idea how to spell that word.
Jeopardy is another one. And you’d think after seeing the damn word on television for all these years – in big block letters, that I’d know where the vowels go.
Graffiti – double f’s or double t’s or double both? I spell it differently every time. Same with assassin. How many s’s both times?
Even though I know better, I will sometimes write perscription instead of prescription.
I always want to include a d in alleged. Or an e in unbelievable. Or drop the e in judgement.
UPDATE: And now commenters are saying the e is optional in judgement. That's how all words should be spelled -- with at least two correct versions.
And forget about Albuquerque.
Meanwhile, other words that people have problems with – like satellite and subconscious – I spell those correctly with ease.
Like I said, we all have these words we can’t spell. What are some of yours?