Posted on Jul 17, 2012 in Other stuff, School & education
What are the words people most often spell incorrectly?
What do an extraordinary number of people with genius-level IQs have in common with people who have no more than a sixth grade education? The answer: Lousy spelling.
The inability to spell certain words correctly is not limited by intelligence or gender… and every single person we asked admitted to at least a couple words he or she has to think hard about how to spell. (For example, #105 on the list below is one of my weak spots — and MrFF says he always gets #44 wrong.)
Here’s our list of the 150 most commonly misspelled words:
We created this list by evaluating more than 600 commonly mispelled words — generated from our own observations as well as from various other sources, including information from Purdue University, Kent State University and Oxford University.
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