Wednesday, March 3, 2010

All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time. - Hemingway

I've been gifted with a spelling aptitude that usually serves me well. But in the past few days I've been working on documents that have been driving my editorial prowess crazy.

privilege - I want to put a D in there somewhere. Please, let me use a D!
medieval - I want it to be 'midevil' or 'midieval' or 'mid-evil'.
wary - I want this to be 'wery'. Which looks ridiculous, but right.
receipt - that 'i before e except after c' rule never gelled with me.

Any ones that are annoying for y'all? Perhaps 'y'all'?

In other news...our internet has been down for a WEEK. To all potential Orange users: don't go there. Their customer service reps will tell you what you want to hear and you'll spend £10 for the privilege. (See me spell it right?!)


Erik R. said...

There are plenty that annoy me, but I had to search my twitter feed to remember them.

1) The word "troop" should not mean "one soldier".
2) Advertise should end in -ize.

There are more, but I can't remember.

Sunflowery said...

Indicted is an awkward spelling, affidavit (I keep wanting to spell it affadavit), and I just don't like the word obfuscate. My fiance doesn't like people (guilty me) using 'Google' as a verb. Also, working in the corporate culture ~ if I hear the word 'proactive' one more time...!