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Commonly Misspelled Words Quiz #1

These words are misspelled. See if you can guess the correct spellings.
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Last updated: May 27, 2014
First submittedJuly 6, 2011
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Incorrect
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Athelete
Athlete
Hygenic
Hygienic
Paraphenalia
Paraphernalia
Occassionaly
Occasionally
Priviledge
Privilege
Catagory
Category
Sophmore
Sophomore
Absorbant
Absorbent
Pilgramage
Pilgrimage
Incorrect
Correct
Oddessy
Odyssey
Hallaluja
Hallelujah
Fourty
Forty
Indespensible
Indispensable
Yamaka
Yarmulke
Independant
Independent
Summersalt
Somersault
Camoflage
Camouflage
Bellweather
Bellwether
Incorrect
Correct
Celcius
Celsius
Labratory
Laboratory
Cemetary
Cemetery
Grammer
Grammar
Mischevious
Mischievous
Noticable
Noticeable
Perogative
Prerogative
Aquit
Acquit
Daqueri
Daiquiri
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level 51
Jul 6, 2011
nice quiz. would enjoy more like this.
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level 61
Jul 6, 2011
i'm not having a go i'm just saying that i've never heard of a Yarmulke, what is it/are they?
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level 30
Jan 27, 2014
auto correct. for one it comes in handy
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level 74
Jan 29, 2014
Except where the word you misspell is actually a correctly spelled word in itself :o)
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level 35
Feb 27, 2014
Noah?
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level 50
Jun 13, 2014
It's a Jewish prayer cap.
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level 60
Nov 24, 2016
It's a small skullcap that most orthodox Jewish men traditionally wear (NOT only a prayer hat!!!), but Hasidic men typically don't wear it. Conservative/Reform/other liberal denominations of Judaism (yes Conservative Judaism is on the liberal end) often have men and sometimes women too wear it during prayer/for Jewish holidays/in religious spaces/etc. Yarmulke is the Anglicization of the Yiddish word for this hat, almost all actual Jews call it a kippah at least where I live
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level 60
Jan 7, 2017
I thought yamaka was a misspelling for some kind of Japanese robe. I did not connect it with yarmulke - a word that I know.
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level 62
Jan 22, 2017
kippah is hebrew. yarmulke is yiddhish
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level 62
Dec 11, 2017
Jewish people often wear a yarmulke (pronounced yah-mi-kah or yah-mah-kah) for religious reasons. It's a small, round hat covering just the top of the head. They are often black, but some people own fancy, elaborate ones with other colors or beads and designs on them. Even though the original language of Judaism is Hebrew, yarmulke is actually a Yiddish word. The official Hebrew name is "kipa" or something like that. Yarmulke is used as the word much more often.
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level 63
Jun 17, 2019
Really?? (at used more often) Cause I have never heard of it, but I do know the word kippah.
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level 52
Oct 12, 2018
i fixated on yamaha, then yakusa.... lost a lot of time
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level 60
Jul 6, 2011
It's probably tougher after seeing an incorrect spelling rather than just hearing the word.
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level 52
Apr 29, 2014
Definitely!
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level 71
Jun 9, 2014
Got most of them by having a lightning-fast look at the word - just enough to recognize the word without quite reading it or seeing the mispelling - then write that word from instinct without thinking about the spelling. Worked for 90% of the words.
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level 45
Dec 3, 2015
Yeah, I knew how to spell most everything already, but once I saw the misspelling, I got stuck on a few. Bah!
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level 62
Feb 12, 2016
I read the misspelling as fast as possible, then didn't look at it anymore and typed the word as I thought it.
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level 63
Jun 17, 2019
@travelfan that was my strategy to, but often my subconscious saw more than it should have..and picked up on stuff that I thought I hadnt seent.. (like writing celcius with a c... it is the frist time in my life that I wrote it like that and thought I wrote I like I allways do ( the right way) And thought huh what could be wrong...
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level 61
Jul 7, 2011
johnnyaitch is exactly right. I had to stop looking at the word and close my eyes to visualize it. Once you see it misspelled it completely throws you off. Great quiz!
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level 21
Feb 7, 2012
I didn't spell paraphernalia, indispensable, and prerogative. I can't believe I misspelled somersault...
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level 25
Feb 25, 2012
Seeing Hallelujah spelled hallaluja, i couldn't even figure out what the word was xD
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level 52
Oct 12, 2018
just thought of Leonard Cohen...lol
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level 15
Apr 30, 2012
I thought I would breeze through this. It's much harder than it looks.
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level 20
May 10, 2012
16/28 I'm so proud of myself. Considering I sing the Hallelujah Chorus every year in Choir, it's kind of shaming that I coultn't figure out how to spell it.
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level 5
Jun 4, 2012
wow. great quiz. loved it. u should make more lik it
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level 22
Jul 9, 2012
Really good fun - though I have no idea what yamuka (?) or bellwether might be.
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level 76
Jun 6, 2014
I know bellwether because we raise sheep. A castrated male is called a wether, and they used to put a bell around the lead sheep's neck so they could hear where the herd was in the field. The term has come to mean anything that leads or trends, and is often heard in politics to describe a small area whose voting results often predict the outcome of the whole election. "The results are in from ___ County, which is a bellwether for predicting the winner."
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level 22
Jul 9, 2012
How about "accommodation"? Almost always misspelt as "accomodation" ?
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level 43
Dec 1, 2018
or accomadation
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level 63
Jun 17, 2019
nuclear... is the top one I think nuculair or whatever. Also seperate-separate, calender-calendar, definitely-definately. I think there are more that are very common but cant think of em atm.

The list is endless ofcourse. But if you want to do a sequel, these are the ones I ve seen most (by people of average or above intelligence that do not often make spelling errors, not the ones that do not know the difference between there their and they're)

In my language I think it would be (am)minutie instead of (am)munitie. (ammunition, maybe misspelled in english aswell, as ammonition?) and legimitatie instead of legitimatie.

I personally had a tough time with necessary/necessity and nauseous for a long time, so many options for variations.

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level 22
Jul 9, 2012
PS - loved the game!!
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level 23
Feb 27, 2018
Yes! Super Mario Odyssey hype! That game rocked! :)
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level 29
Aug 9, 2012
So close, the only one I didn't get was Yarmulke. Normally every quiz on this site has a bunch of idiots in the comment section harping on about how this or that misspelling should be accepted because they're too ignorant to learn the right way. Hopefully this shuts them up.
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level 34
Aug 26, 2019
Great coment! You're post was dead on. Could we be best friend??
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level 29
Sep 5, 2012
18/24 ran out of time.
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level 45
Jun 3, 2015
Need more time please.
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level 66
May 21, 2013
Gah! I almost didn't get yarmulke because "yamaka" looks nothing like it. It sounds Japanese. :/ And segue I didn't get because I had no idea what it was, and since segway is a thing. And bellwether I had no idea what it was. :(
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level 67
Nov 11, 2013
I had no idea what Yamaka was supposed to mean? Yarmulke I know...
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level 38
Jul 3, 2019
I kept trying for the Japanese motorcycle company "Yamaha"..
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level 49
Jan 21, 2014
I'm sure I entered Hallelujah several times but it was not accepted. Was curious to know the answer
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level 69
Apr 24, 2014
Not very hard when chrome gives you an auto spell option. Al I had to do was type in the incorrect spelling of the word and it underlined it in red and gave me the correct spelling. Only missed 4 because of this. :)
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level 52
Apr 29, 2014
Yeah, but that's totally cheating! What's the point?
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level 74
May 28, 2014
Crikey! If I was using auto-correct and still missed 4 I'd keep that to myself, I reckon ;o)
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level 66
May 30, 2014
I always thought "fourty" was the British way of spelling "forty." You know, since a lot of other words that are "or" in American English are "our" in British English (colour, behaviour, etc). :D
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level 62
Aug 7, 2016
That's cute!
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level 61
Nov 7, 2018
Well "fourty" is the Canadian English way of saying "40".
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level 24
Jun 6, 2014
Love it.
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level 52
Jun 7, 2014
I've never seen athlete misspelled that way. Do some people pronounce it with three syllables or something? I've never heard that.
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level 52
Aug 6, 2014
LOTS of people say "ath-a-leet", at least in the western US.
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level 15
Oct 2, 2014
gotta love auto correct
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level 60
Mar 24, 2015
O and did anywun noteice that ewe spelld the werd "spell" rong?
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level 55
Jul 1, 2015
It took me a bit to figure out what the heck "yamaka" was supposed to be. Once I figured it out what word it was supposed to be, I knew how to spell it. Missed a few others, though.
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level 74
Mar 11, 2016
I know how to spell 'yarmulke', but had no idea what word was being asked for. Should have an explanation for that one. Like: Yamaka (Jewish hat).
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level 14
Mar 17, 2016
Speaking french kinda helps for words like "athlete", "hygienic", "privilege", "category" and a few others. We sure have our spelling failures too, but french pronounciation of these words tells us the answer.
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level 46
Feb 3, 2017
You misspelled pronunciation... ;) Great English, though!
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level 72
Apr 12, 2016
This quiz doesn't seem to accept any type-ins.
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level 62
Aug 7, 2016
Heh heh
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level 58
Sep 23, 2016
All this time I've been thinking mischievous is spelled mischevious? My life's been a big lie.
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level 60
Nov 24, 2016
Took me a while to figure out what the heck Yamaka and Aquit were supposed to mean.
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level 54
Dec 10, 2016
Good quiz. Yamaka as a clue not the best choice if it represents another word/thing spelled correctly. 27/27
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level 64
Jan 22, 2017
Only missed "Bellwether", 'cos I've never heard of it!
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level 63
Jun 17, 2019
hadnt either, but figured it would be wether or whether.
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level 57
Jan 22, 2017
I had enough time left to try a few possibilities for yarmulke and daiquiri, but none of them stuck. Damn! >:-(
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level 60
Jan 22, 2017
you should add antarctica
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level 71
Jan 22, 2017
Foreign speaker, managed to get them all (although cemetery made me sweat a bunch) except Yamaka. For the life of me I had no idea what the right word was supposed to be. I had seen the word Yarmulke before and knew what it was, but I had no idea that the pronunciation could be similar and wouldn't have made the connection.
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level 48
Jan 23, 2017
It's kind of difficult to spell some of these words could you accept more alternate spellings?
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level 48
Jan 23, 2017
haha jk
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level 59
Jan 23, 2017
Got them all but I don't think yamaka/yarmulke is a very good clue. Like a lot of others, I got it by sounding it out, but the misspelling isn't very suggestive of what might be intended.
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level 28
Jan 24, 2017
I mean no offence when I say Yarmulke is something only Jews would get
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level 67
Mar 28, 2018
I'm not Jewish, and I got it right away.
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level 80
Feb 10, 2019
^^ you underestimate the awareness of Jewish culture in our world
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level 29
Jan 25, 2017
Lol I just typed in the misspelled work and used auto correct to fix it
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level 65
Feb 5, 2017
Some ideas for the next part: donut instead of doughnut, honor instead of honour, fall instead of autumn... ;)
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level 63
Jun 17, 2019
ouch... your comment has been here a year and a half allready and no flame war has started yet haha
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level 27
Feb 5, 2017
Didn't know Yamaka and wasted a lot of time typing Jamaika, Jamaica, Jameika, Jameica, ... then gave up.
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level 70
Feb 10, 2017
This quiz reminds me of my years learning English on shortwave radio. There was this station from the US, quite noisy reception, two guys shouting at each other, they were really excited... every other sentence ended with the words "Hey, man!" At least that's what I thought. A few weeks later that station came through much clearer and I realized what they were (still) yelling: Amen!
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level 43
Jul 8, 2017
Autocorrect helps so much with this quiz, it's great...
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level 57
Mar 13, 2018
My only two mistakes I made when I last did this quiz back in Jan 2017 were yamaka and dacqueri and they were the only two mistakes this time. Grrr.
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level 64
Mar 28, 2018
Why you think I'm in this b***h wearing a f*****g yarmulke
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level 27
Mar 28, 2018
where is there they're and their
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level 41
Mar 28, 2018
Mispelled is mispeleld
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level 30
Nov 7, 2018
I got all of the words right I had actually heard of before, which was most of them. sooo...
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level 71
Nov 7, 2018
Anyone else try ‘Grandma’? :)
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level 29
Feb 17, 2019
This was a chalenging quizz and i misd alot of them. I let Gramrly doo most of the speling.
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level 71
May 9, 2019
I can safely say that I have never misspelled Yarmulke, because I've never heard of that name before this quiz. Judging by the number of comments here and the low percentage of users who even understood what this clue was about, I'd say it might be time to remove this question and replace it with something else.
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level 51
May 20, 2019
Seeing the words I spell correctly written incorrectly made some of the words harder to guess. I kept pronouncing "aquit" wrong - took me a minute to recognize it. Guessing without a sentence to put it in context is hard
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level 63
Jun 17, 2019
I really didnt know prerogative (I guess the view times I ve seen or heard it, it had allready been used the wrong way). I missed what was wrong with hallelujah because we write it without the h in my language. Celsius I got suckered into typing it wrong just because I read it... I normally allways write it right, but this time I tried celcius. (I tried not to read the words, but just glance them... wasnt able with all of them) And never heard of Yarmulke.

It is a bit short on time imo.

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level 74
Jun 26, 2019
I suspect auto correct does quite well on this quiz.
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level 33
Jul 3, 2019
I guess I kinda beat the system by doing this on Chrome web browser where I right clicked on the answer box to spellcheck
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level 77
Jul 3, 2019
Most quizzes on the website are easy if you cheat.
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level 57
Oct 22, 2019
That quiz was humbling, I kept thinking Yamaka was either a city in Washington state or a Japanese motorcycle.
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level 21
Oct 29, 2019
When you type it as its spelt then right click to get it right. Lol
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