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Popsicle - For some reason, I can't spell popsicle. Popsickle, popcycle, popsickel - they all look wrong, even the correct spelling looks odd to me. :)

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Post by lucia_kizas »

Acknowledgment - this is my nightmare word in any of its form. Even now I managed to misspell it, but Grammarly was there to help :D

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Post by Harley-Panda »

I'm forever getting words like piece and field wrong - I can't think of any examples where the i and e are in the other order, but somehow find myself spelling things with ei by mistake.
I've taught myself to spell "believe" right every time by just imagining the word "lie" in the middle, so now I just need to find a trick to make other ie words more memorable!
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Rebeccaej wrote:
30 Apr 2017, 00:00
Rhythmn...Rythem? Rhythm RHYTHM!

I once misspelled it so badly my beta reader wouldn't even correct it. She just said, "I'm going to make you look that up yourself." Jokes on her! I've looked it up so many times, and it never sticks.
I have the exact same problem! Rhythm. I never manage to spell it right without googling it up!

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Post by Amanda Deck »

Weird is a weird word because when it's spelled correctly, it's spelled wrong! I before E except after C, or when sounded like A as in neighbor and weigh. Weird breaks the rule.

It doesn't even look right. I guess it can be remembered by remembering that it's a weird spelling.

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Post by Nisha Ward »

Not a single word, per se, but words with complicated vowel combinations are my bane, and I always mix up e and a in words that end in -ent/ant.
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Nisha, I always remember "independence" by saying "don't dance for independence, you have to fight."

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Post by Lady-of-Literature »

I love stories, reading them, writing them, watching them, but spelling has never been my forte. This sentence alone has like three misspelling before autocorrect. So I'd say every word or at least every other word I spell wrong.

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Post by Eclecticmama »

Yes! Mine is business. I literally have to sound it out loud when I type it. It really helped me. Also just writing it a bunch of times over and over in different sentences might be helpful.

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Post by eastandalchemy »

I am guilty for spelling "immediately" wrong pretty frequently, despite the fact that I seem to use this word all the time! Just when I think I've overcome this issue, it pops up in my spellcheck again. :)

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Post by Jlprince26 »

Definitely, yep while I am agreeing with you.. I literally just got the red squiggly line under that word. Definitely, never fails, I still can't spell it, even while staring at the correct spelling... In this instance I love the red line!
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Color and colour. My mind is screaming "It's the same thing please don't highlight me!"

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Post by Sassey »

Words that pertain to the "I before E except after C" rule are a problem for me, but only when the letter C is involved. These words shouldn't be so confusing because of thier very special and catchy universal rule, but I absolutely must, every single time without fail, repeat the rule in my head if I am to spell any of these words correctly. Repetition of the rule for nearly forty years hasn't taught me how to spell 'receipt' or 'receive', nor have I been able to get any of the "C-words" right without referring to the rule. Yes, I have issues spelling these odd little gifts to the English language. I believe that the letter C itself is an odd little gift to our alphabet! Sometimes it sounds like an S and other times it sounds like a K. Then there's the Ch sound.. And of course, there's the whole rule thing that began as the subject for my answer. I believe that the following sentence shows the letter C's multiple personalities: There can be peace if I could receive a chance to chunk a piece of cake in Chuck's deceitful face. (Receive and deceitful were the only two words in the sentence that gave me any second thoughts as far as being spelled correctly)

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Post by Amanda Majors »

Actually, there are a few that when I type slowly, it is not a problem, but when I type fast, I make the same spelling errors. Some other words just look wrong, so I have to double, triple check the spelling of those words.

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Post by raylenejanice »

queeennnkatie wrote:
05 May 2017, 14:02
Sociopath, Necessary.
But my main dilemma is spelling small words and then they don't look right, when in reality, its correct. Those... THOSE are my Achilles heel.
(more, are, out, shut, etc.)
This brought me back to third grade and the awkward moment I forgot how to spell "of." I just could not pull it out of my brain: Uv? Av? Uvv?

Nowadays I blame my decline in spelling ability on spell checker and middle-age brain. :D

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