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12 words you have to Google every single time you spell them

They are SPELLING KRYPTONITE.

THE MEN’S FINAL of Wimbledon this year was quite an exciting watch, and lots of people were tweeting about it.

Unfortunately, lots of people were also having trouble spelling it correctly.

So many, in fact, that this happened:

Scarleh’ for the Dubs.

The thing is, some words are just really hard to spell.  Even if you are a well read, well educated individual who takes pride in your command of the English language.

Some words, are spelling kryptonite.

Here are twelve examples.

Guaranteed

What were they at with this one?  You’re never sure where the ‘u’ goes, the second ‘a’ seems incorrect somehow…it’s a minefield.

Counsellor

One ‘l’ or two?

‘E’ or ‘a’?

‘C’ or ‘s’?

OH THE HUMANITY!

Embarrassed

Double letters are clearly a sticking point, so in doubling them up, they’ve doubled the danger.

THANKS ENGLISH LANGUAGE CREATORS.

Necessary

There are loads of ‘s’ sounds in this one but only some of them are as a result of the letter ‘s’.

Confused?

Exactly.

Rhythm

The word is barely two syllables long, barely, and yet it manages to have two ‘h’s in it.

One of them is obvious, the other one is a buggermother.

Syllable

I literally just had to google it when I used it in the sentence above.

Not only do you have the double letters to contend with, you have to make a tough call regarding the end.  Do you go for ‘le’, or ‘al’?

Manoeuvre

Ah lads, come on now, you’re having a laugh with the ‘oeu’ and the ‘re’.

Accommodation

Double doubles.  Nightmare.

Recommend

Here, you think you’re safe.  You’re all, ‘Ah, double doubles! I know your game.’

But no.  No, that’s not what’s happening.  And now you look like a fool.

Separate

This is apparently the most misspelled word in the English language, and it’s all because of the fourth letter.

You think it should be an ‘e’, but it’s not, and your poxy brain can never remember that.

Occurrence

Double doubles, the pricks.

Misspell

This betrays what one can only assume was evil in the hearts of those who devised the English language.

To make the word that means to spell something incorrectly difficult to spell itself?  It’s the work of a mastermind.

What say you?  What words do you have to Google every time you spell them?

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