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Commonly Misspelled Words Quiz #2

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Seperate
Vaccum
Liason
Anull
Rasberry
Pyscho
Shepard
Sargent
Pharoh
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Reknown
Marshmellow
Accomodate
Apartide
Resteraunt
Limosine
Innoculate
Minature
Seige
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Twelth
Lambast
Accidently
Vinigarette
Catapiller
Maintainence
Dumbell
Gaurentee
Supercede
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(32)
autocorrect ruins our chance at learning how to spell
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Aug 9, 2011
(56)
True!
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Aug 6, 2014
(35)
why would anyone write marshmellow or pyscho, they don't even sound like that.
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Sep 30, 2011
(65)
It depends. When you listen to the Beatles' version of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDl0qPfkSRw at 1:15, it sounds more like marshmellow. On the other hand, Elton John, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zWSJQvFTg4&feature=related at 2:10, pronounces it distinctly as marshmallow. Without claiming any expertise, I wouldn't be surprised if this difference was one that divided Liverpudlians such as Lennon from Middlesex natives such as John,
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Nov 24, 2012
(65)
And long ago, when I was much too young to see it, I told my parents I wanted to go see "Psycho," which I pronounced "pishco."
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Jan 2, 2013
(60)
Being a Liverpudlian, I can assure you the main difference between Middlesex John and Liverpool John, is purely an accent and their sexuality!!
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Jun 7, 2014
(68)
I definitely pronounce marshmallow as "marshmellow," and I always hear it that way too. It could be an accent thing.
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Aug 6, 2014
(69)
Marshmeller? That sounds as odd as that guy Barack Obamer they're always talking about on the BBC. And Chiner... Cuber... Russier... and some other mysterious places.
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Aug 17, 2014
(58)
kalbahamut, You're obviously hearing the accent very oddly, because that's not how we pronounce them. Quite the reverse. We don't pronounce an "R" at the end of a word, like doctor. So to you it'd be "doctah".
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Oct 7, 2015
(46)
It's pronounced marshmellow where I'm from too.
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Mar 29, 2016
(70)
Once again I accidentally hit delete when I thought I was replying. My original comment stated that we also pronounce it as marshmellow, and heaven forbid, occasionally as marshmeller. That prompted Kalbahamut's reply. I was trying to say that I also hear the Brit's add r's to the ends of some words such as Chiner and Cuber. I used to chuckle when Gordon Ramsay would tell a contestant, "That chicken is not cooked! It's rawr!" But I also hear those r's added to some US accents - maybe the Northeast?
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Apr 15, 2017
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ander217, adding "r's" to the ends of some words is a very Virginian thing to do. Not exactly northeast, but definitely eastern.
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Apr 17, 2017
(67)
It's called a rhotic accent/dialect. You get it in SW England, Ireland, etc. so not surprising it made it to parts of the Northeastern USA ... and saying "marshmellow" is just plain wrong
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Apr 17, 2017
(65)
hm I think rhotic acent is pronunciation of actual Rs, like in first, father etc. Not adding extra Rs.
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Apr 18, 2017
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@Englishrose where I live, lots of people say it like 'marshmellow' And this quiz messed me up so much, and I'm actually really good at spelling @_@ I think it was seeing it wrong and not being able to get that spelling out of my head.
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Nov 17, 2011
(35)
can spell the words, just not enough time to answer them all
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Feb 24, 2012
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I don't see why anyone would ever think "pyscho" is the right way to spell it. And some of these, likes "twelth" are indicative of not only incorrect spelling, but an incorrect understanding of how the word itself is correctly spoken.
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Feb 26, 2012
(58)
"pyscho" is obviously a result of people making typos. "twelth" surely can only be pronounced like that. You can't naturally say an F and then Th together without it sounding very odd.
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Oct 7, 2015
(52)
You can't? I can....and most of my theatre friends can, as well. We'd have a hard time with "Twelfth Night" if we couldn't....
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Apr 16, 2017
(15)
Who says catapillar?
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Apr 6, 2012
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People in the south (US that is)
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Jun 3, 2013
(13)
I do!! (England)
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Jun 26, 2014
(52)
catapiller and marshmellow :)
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Aug 6, 2014
(58)
People outside of American don't pronounce the R sound in "ar", "er" and "or".
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Oct 7, 2015
(70)
But you add r's to words that end in a or w, as already stated above - Chiner, raw-r, etc. I have a friend from Alabama who says "dollah" instead of dollar. I know someone in Kentucky who ordered iced tea at a northern US restaurant and was surprised when the waiter brought a bottle of Asti Spumante. His northern ears heard the southern accent in "iced tea" as "asti". Accents vary all across the US, too. And don't even get me started on the way my Michigan cousins pronounce downtown. :) Vive la difference!
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Apr 15, 2017
(22)
Glad to see accommodate was accommodated. Some of the misspellings were so weird I could hardly recognise what they were meant to be - but I really enjoyed the game. Thanks!!
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Jul 9, 2012
(55)
Pyscho? That's so far from right and I never read it like that anywhere. XD
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Nov 23, 2012
(30)
The correct spelling is "psycho" so it's only the s and y switched around. Hardly that far off
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Mar 5, 2017
(61)
I don't think I've ever heard the words Annul or Lambaste, so I had no idea about those. I couldn't figure out who word Midevil was trying to get - it didn't sound at all like Medieval, so I didn't make the connection. I just missed Liaison and Vinaigrette.
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Mar 5, 2014
(45)
i've definitely heard annul (as in, people get an annulment on their marriage) but i've never heard lambaste either
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Nov 21, 2014
(70)
"The politician lambasted the reporter's remarks that he had stolen money from his campaign funds." I've heard people say lamblasted instead, but I didn't realize it had an e on the end until I took the quiz today. At least that was easy to guess.
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Apr 15, 2017
(20)
Did anyone else, for the ones you didn't know, just spell it out then right click on the word when the red line appeared under it?
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Apr 19, 2014
(34)
I kept spelling the word the exact same way it was misspelled even though I know how to spell it, this quiz is definitely harder than it looks but I really enjoyed the challenge~
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Jun 5, 2014
(60)
Lambast is already correctly spelt, as is supercede. You are plainly using a foreign dictionary to check the spelling.
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Jun 7, 2014
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Supercede has occurred as a spelling variant of supersede since the 17th century, and it is common in current published writing. It continues, however, to be widely regarded as an error. lam·baste lamˈbāst,-ˈbast/Submit verb verb: lambast criticize (someone or something) harshly. "they lambasted the report as a gross distortion of the truth" synonyms: criticize, chastise, censure, take to task, harangue, rail at, rant at, fulminate against;
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Jun 13, 2014
(30)
Yeah I actually put "lambast" into Google, since I felt it was already spelled correctly. Google asked if I meant "lambaste."
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Aug 8, 2014
(67)
So people have been spelling it incorrectly for 400 years!
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Apr 17, 2017
(55)
Lambaste with the 'e' is detailed as the preferred spelling in, and I quote, "American or Canadian English". Resisting the urge to comment on the whole 'there is no such thing as American English' thing, I shall close by saying the preferred spelling in the rest of the world is "Lambast", without the 'e'. Please update your dictionaries accordingly. *sigh*
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Mar 29, 2016
(63)
When I saw anull I tried anal. oops.
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Aug 6, 2014
(60)
"Phrasing!" -Sterling Mallory Archer
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Aug 6, 2014
(22)
Being a non-native english speaker, and learning by hearing AND reading seems to have its advantages - 27/27 at first try :).
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Aug 6, 2014
(67)
When does word spelling that evolves over time change a "wrong" spelling into an accepted one? "Shop" was wrong for decades when it was supposed to be spelt "shoppe". Has "lambast" already become a new spelling?
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Aug 6, 2014
(70)
This is an interesting article on language reform: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English-language_spelling_reform. This article tells how Merriam-Webster decides on which new words to add to their dictionary. http://www.merriam-webster.com/help/faq/words_in.htm It appears that the correct spelling and pronunciation depends on which expert or dictionary you consult as there is no definitive authority.
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Aug 7, 2014
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From The Grammarist: "For the verb meaning (1) to beat or (2) to scold or berate, lambaste is the preferred spelling in American and Canadian English, while lambast is preferred in varieties of English from outside North America." So this one is a regional variant, not really an incorrect spelling. Merriam-Webster: "Supercede has occurred as a spelling variant of supersede since the 17th century, and it is common in current published writing. It continues, however, to be widely regarded as an error." So I guess I've been spelling this one wrong. Not that it comes up very often...
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Aug 6, 2014
(20)
22/27 Is that good for a 14 year-old Serbian? :)
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Aug 7, 2014
(51)
Lambast is the correct preferred spelling in the UK, so should be replaced with something else.
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Jan 29, 2015
(50)
It's almost as frustrating as typing "colour" into Microsoft word and seeing the red line underneath suggesting "color" as the correct spelling. We had this language first and I'm not prepared to lose it to the internet! :P
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Apr 28, 2015
(37)
You can set the language as your preferred variant of English though
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Apr 15, 2017
(4)
Really? When I type "color" into literally anything, it's corrected to "colour." You haven't lost yet!!
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Apr 17, 2017
(55)
Won't accept 12th. Quizmaster please fix this is an OUTRAGE.
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Jul 7, 2015
(50)
"lambast" has been in use since 1850, including by renowned authors like Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling. http://grammarist.com/spelling/lambast-lambaste/
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Jul 24, 2015
(60)
I am embarrassed to say for how long "vinaigrette" stumped me.
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Sep 7, 2015
(60)
Shouldn't it be "Lembas"?
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Mar 29, 2016
(37)
Found the Tolkien nerd lol (I had that thought too)
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Apr 15, 2017
(44)
Too easy.
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Mar 29, 2016
(23)
So embarrassed about raspberry :\
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Oct 24, 2016
(35)
You could add words like definitely and tomorrow. I see those misspelled all the time by trying to put in "A" in there when neither have one. Also the word misspelled. :)
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Jan 15, 2017
(49)
I assume the best part of making this was not worrying about type ins.
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Jan 15, 2017
(35)
Anybody else have no clue that they've been spelling marshmallow wrong for their whole life?
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Mar 1, 2017
(47)
No, that's just you.
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Apr 15, 2017
(55)
Since when does Lambast have an E on the end? That's ridiculous!
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Apr 15, 2017
(43)
The one I see frequently, is congradulations. It seems to be mostly Americans that do it, perhaps because they say it with a softer T than we Aussies....or perhaps its a new word to say to someone when they graduate! :)
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Apr 15, 2017
(70)
Another one that drives me nuts is adviser vs. advisor. The latter is supposed to be correct, too, but I get a red line under it.
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Apr 15, 2017
(28)
My french helped me a lot for these! 24/27
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Apr 15, 2017
(42)
Adviser was always spelt "er" at the end in the UK, but over the last few years it is spelt "or" in job adverts. I think this has come from the US but just looks odd to me. Also, I don't understand why Ander is saying we pronounce words ending in "a" with an "er"sound. Nowhere in the UK have I heard people doing that.
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Apr 15, 2017
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I've always seen it written "advisor" (in Canada) so it's the -er ending that looks strange to me :P
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Apr 15, 2017
(67)
You've clearly never been to Bristol then
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Apr 17, 2017
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I have. I went in my Ford Cortiner and met some Doozers there. What's a Doozer you ask? They do's this and they do's that!
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Apr 18, 2017
(29)
http://www.moneysense.ca/save/investing/financial-advisor-or-adviser/
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Apr 20, 2017
(56)
This kind of quiz baffles me, why would anyone misspell these words? See the word once and there it is. Must be some 'murican thing.
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Apr 15, 2017
(4)
Please don't say "'murican." You have no idea how offensive that is. Americans have enough crap to deal with now that Trump is our president.
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Apr 17, 2017
(44)
Took me awhile to get seige because of the way I read it to myself. I kept writing sage.
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Apr 15, 2017
(32)
I hope nobody spells even half of these like this! Especially "apartide", ugh...
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Apr 15, 2017
(45)
I tried "apatride" several times. Never thought of aparthdeid.
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Apr 17, 2017
(65)
Okay what's supposed to be the very obvious difference in PRONUNCIATION of marshamallow and marshmellow? Not native speaker obviously, but it doesn't seem to make a difference either way ...
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Apr 18, 2017
(29)
Why would anyone spell it "twelth?" That doesn't even sound like the same word. I'm not making fun of people, I just don't think anyone makes this mistake, unless it's a typo.
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Apr 20, 2017
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