Misspelled and Mispronounced Words

I created this blog simply to vent about the widespread ignorance with regard to how many words are misspelled and mispronounced. Most readers will know what the correct versions should be.

Please feel free to send your own pet peeves to me.

acrossed
aks
Antartic
Artic
asterick
athelete
barbituate
Calvary (no horses there)
conversate
dialate
drownded
excetera
expresso (pronounced espresso)
exspecially
Febuary (we all say it that way)
fisical year
heighth
irregardless
jewlery
laxadaisical
liberry
licen plate
masonary
menstrate
moot, mute
nother
nucular
often (“t” is silent)
orientate
perculate
perscription
pronounciation
prostrate (lying down, not the gland)
revalent
Realator
sherbet
strenth, lenth (there’s a “g” in there)
supposably
triathalon

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About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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