Posted by: scrabblequeen | March 18, 2011

Words That Are Difficult To Spell

30 Days of Lists Challenge
List 17

For my part, I think many words which are the most difficult to spell are French in origin.

bureau…..for example
or amateur
or bouquet
but, there are others which present problems…

such as….broccoli
or word which make you go…was that I, E or E, I?
like “lien”
or “lieu”
or “mien”
and don’t forget “maelstrom”
or “maestro”
or even “mayonnaise”


and…..paradigm, which, according to this dictionary entry is what this list is!

1. Grammar .
a. a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, especially the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme.

LOL…can you tell I’m a total word freak? Heh…with handle like ScrabbleQueen, who’d have guessed?!


  1. hygienist – two i-s. Gets me very time.

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