No one is perfect.
At one point or another we’ve all made mistakes. Below are a few things I’ve probably spelled wrong or misused in my haste to extricate my novels from my head.
I’ve messed this first one up a few times. Stupid spell check won’t catch it. Had to wait until my kindle read it back to me to hear the error of my ways.
- Vicious: She’s spreading vicious lies about you.
- Viscous: Viscous oil doesn’t drain well from my car.
- Underway: This is a nautical term for a ship that is not tethered to anything.
- Under way: meaning in motion. The project, which had been underway for a few months, was anticipated to end soon.
- Waive: Like an idiot, he waived his right to a jury trial.
- Wave: She waved her hand good-bye.
- Troop: A group of people, animals or things. A troop of girls scouts hounded me for hours to buy their cookies.
- Troupe: This is a cast of touring performers. The dance troupe was horrible and I was amazed anyone came to see them.
- Throes: They were lost in the throes of passion.
- Throws: Donald throws the ball at Goofy with malice.
- There’re! Ok, when I saw this, maybe my education was REALLY bad, but I don’t think I’ve ever used this variation of there. But apparently you can contract here are. There’re two reasons why I should kill you right now.
- Tact: It’s a sensitivity to what is appropriate when dealing with others. She fired him with tact.
- Tack: Another nautical term meaning a course. The best tact was to wait until sundown to kill him. It’s also like a thumb tack.
- T-Shirt: Seems you’re always supposed to spell it out this way “T-Shirt” with a capital T because when lain flat it looks like a capital T.
- Stationary: When she broke his heart, he stood stationary.
- Stationery: Staple sells stationery for writing letters to your mother.
Have any of these ever messed you up?
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