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Whether online or off, the following erroneous examples prove how tiny spelling errors can be HUGE (and hilarious) mistakes!
‘Twas the night before Christmas at Dictionary.com . . . Not a laptop was stirring . . . just some RAM and some ROMNew words have been logged by our lexicographers with care They will post them online in the new year to share The writers were sleeping with tablets on their right In case new inspiration should arrive in the night When out in our lobby …
Pens and pencils; male and female. These words sound alike, but they are actually completely unrelated. Thanks, English.
Every year, spellers from across the country and around the globe gather to take part in the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. If you’ve ever watched this event, maybe you’ve wondered: where does the bee in “spelling bee” come from?Bee is derived from the Old English bēn meaning “a prayer, a favor.” By the late eighteenth century, bee had become commonly associated with the British dialect form, …
[ al-uh-men-tey-shuhn ]
Sep 20, 2020