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11 Weirdly Spelled Words--And How They Got That Way


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Cam
- 1376 days ago - mentalfloss.com
Why is English spelling so messed up? We get the same sounds spelled different ways (two, to, too), the same spellings pronounced different ways (chrome, machine, attach) ....



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Gloria picchetti (310)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 5:35 am
Thank you. I love articles on language.
 

Shawna S. (45)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:09 am
interesting...
 

Kay M. (347)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:40 am
interestting, thx.
 

Suzanne Site Problems (127)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:48 pm
Very interesting. Then there's British English and American English where spelling differs e.g. neighbour vs. neighbor, when really when you think about how it sounds it might better be spelled nayburr. And of course there are all the various accents.
 

june t. (66)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 1:56 am
that was fun! Would like to read some more of these. Thanks :)
 
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