Bad Spellers Of The World Untie!

“I don’t understand how you can figure out all this computer stuff like you do.  You have got all this techno stuff up the wahzoo.”

Hello folks, here is another scathing indictment of the public education system, another post from Mr. Language Person.  Recently I got bagged on a mispelling of a word (potpourri) and I thought it might be a good idea to post the most 25 misspelled words in the English language.  Courtesy, of Bryan A. Garner, here’s a list of 25 of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language.

  • accommodate
  • committee
  • consensus
  • definitely
  • embarrass
  • expedite
  • grammar
  • harass
  • hors d’oeuvre
  • innovate
  • inoculate
  • lieu
  • millennium
  • minuscule
  • misspelling
  • noticeable
  • occurrence
  • pavilion
  • persevere
  • playwright
  • receive
  • restaurateur
  • separate
  • supersede
  • ukulele

Commit these to memory, and should you ever find yourself needing to accommodate a ukulele player who wishes to receive an inoculation from a playwright while persevering at his art in a pavilion, you’ll be spared the embarrassment of making any innovative misspellings, whether minuscule or easily noticeable.

Just yesterday, Billy Ray Littler said to me, “I don’t understand how you can figure out all this computer stuff like you do.  You have got all this techno stuff up the wahzoo.”

Now there is a word for you … Whazoo.

Wonder where that one came from?

As always … Sending our very best is the least we can do.


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4 thoughts on “Bad Spellers Of The World Untie!

  1. I think “whazoo” is a polite inquiry about your origins.

    In any case, thanks for the heads-up on ukulele. I misspell it all the time! :-p


    • Jeff Foxworthy has made a nice living out of just writing down the quirky sayings his family uses on a daily basis. I have my own on the list and it is “separate” I will bomb it nine times out of ten, a great many of them I know of, but do not use them in my vocabulary.

      Thanks for stoppin by Bill, it is good to hear from you.



  2. Regarding the reference to Jeff Foxworthy; I remember a long while back asking different folk what their favorite Foxworthy routine was. The answer most of the time was his explanation on “southern” speech and/or words they have used for years ‘n years.
    One of my favorits, and I’ve asked people if they know what I mean when I ask THEM the question, which is: YONTTO? After they look at me non-plussed (hey Laura, is this’n spelled right?) for a minute or two, I explain that what is being said is: do you want to?
    Another great one is “I’m fixin’ to get at them tatters right quick Mama”
    Those of you that have sat through Mr. Foxworthy’s routines are aware that there are many, many, other examples that he comes forth with !!!


    • I have a friend who says “rectum shure?” (Reckon are you sure?) It is pretty lame, but so is “seducing the canine” and I have heard that too. You never know what people are going to come up with … Catch phrases just happen, I don’t believe they are intentional. Like “Git ‘er Done.” … “Mobetta” (my stuff is more better) … Dwabi (Don’t Worry About it)

      See you later Joe … KAPMA (Keep A Positive Mental Attitude)



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