Saturday, March 17, 2012

TWQ: Hard Words To Say Or Spell

TWQ (The Weekend Question) asks you if there are any words that you stumble over when trying to say, or haves you reaching for the spell checker no matter how often you try.

What words do you find hard to either pronounce or spell? List as many as you wish.

My answers are:

Hard to say:  Veterinary

Hard to spell: Rhododendron

Now it's over to you......


Linda said...

Mediterranean (and we have a city in Norwich named that which throws a lot of people off when putting in 911 calls!)

Preparatory (I always forget the second a!)

Accommodations (again, I always forget that second m!)

Susan said...

I have dyslexia so lots of words are hard to spell. There are a few that I know I spell wrongly but can never remember the right spelling.

The last word I got all tongue tied over was


A place in Yorkshire, mind you it did not help that in every old document I looked at it was spelt differently!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...


smiles, bee

pilgrimchick said...

Clearly, I have to put some thought into this. I regularly pronounce words wrong, and I even occasionally make them up entirely.

Fly Girl said...

Hmmm, that's an interesting question. I've always had difficulty saying apparatus.

Michael Manning said...

Ah, as I told Bev in the Hologram Center, the following are difficult:




"Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" is the hardest word to speak and spell and also the longest word in english language!This word is the name of a disease that is caused by the volcanic ash gone in tthe lungs through the nose.
Try to learn it!!!