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
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or amateur
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or bouquet
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but, there are others which present problems…
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such as….broccoli
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asthma
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pneumonia
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or word which make you go…was that I, E or E, I?
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like “lien”
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or “lieu”
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or “mien”
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and don’t forget “maelstrom”
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or “maestro”
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or even “mayonnaise”
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mnemonic

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

noun
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?!

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Responses

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

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