72 People Who Are Having A Really Hard Time With Words

Sometimes, even the best of us hvae tourble seplling. Other times, we forget even the most basic, ummm, what were they called? Mouth sounds? Pen squiggles? Words! It’s nothing to be ashamed of and, if we can learn to laugh at ourselves for messing up, it’s a great source of entertainment for our friends… and the internet.

Funscrape has collected the funniest times that people forgot how to use the English language online and this resulted in some giggle-worthy moments. Have a look, upvote your fave mistakes and hilarious moments, and let us know in the comments which words you have the most problems spelling, dear Pandas. (For me, Massachusetts is hard to spell but Mississippi is easy.) Check out our earlier post about the times that people had no idea how to spell ‘quarantine’ correctly, too.

Dr. Lisa McLendon from the University of Kansas School of Journalism and the Coordinator at the Bremner Editing Center explained to Funscrape why we sometimes forget basic words, why we tend to have trouble spelling correctly, and what we can do to improve. Scroll down for our full interview with her.

#1 Liquid Zoo

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#2 Unsleep

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#3 Chililoptee

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Dr. McLendon told Funscrape that forgetting words is more of a cognitive question than one of grammar or language. “People forget words (and other information) all the time and it’s not a sign of deeper memory problems, it just means they have a temporary blip in ‘retrieval.’ Not surprisingly, this happens more if someone’s tired or stressed out or distracted.”

According to the News and Information Track Chair at the University of Kansas, our troubles with spelling are related to us living in the modern world where a lot of the checking and editing is done for us.

“Because spell-check and autocorrect are everywhere, what seems to be the biggest problem is words that are spelled correctly but aren’t the right word, like ‘form’ instead of ‘from,’ ‘it’s’ instead of ‘its,’ or ‘defiantly’ instead of ‘definitely.’”

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#5 Big Laugh

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#6 Leggo My Eggo

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Dr. McLendon gave us a couple of tips that can help us improve if we’re embarrassed by our spelling mistakes.

“Read carefully over what you’ve written, to make sure you—or autocorrect—didn’t use the wrong word or misuse an apostrophe. Know yourself well enough to know where you usually make mistakes. For instance, I frequently type ‘form’ when I mean ‘from,’ so whenever I finish a document, I do a search for ‘form’ so I can catch the wrong usages,” she said.

“If your writing is going to be seen by a broader audience, have someone else read over it. When you’ve written something, your brain already knows what you’re thinking and what you meant to say, even if you didn’t actually say it.So when you read your own writing, you unconsciously fill in missing words, skip over typos, fail to see ambiguity, etc.”

The expert continued: “Another person, someone who sees only what’s on the page and not what’s in your head, can help you spot mistakes and improve your writing. This is especially important if you are carving something in stone or getting a tattoo with words in it.”

#7 Croisage?

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#9 Pararara Pararara Teethman

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Conditions like dyslexia, ADHD, and dysgraphia can affect people’s spelling and it takes lots of dedication to overcome these challenges. Keep in mind that nobody’s making fun of people who have genuine trouble spelling—it’s a completely different topic altogether.

But plenty of people without any conditions mess up when it comes to English, too, and it can lead to some genuinely funny situations. However, nobody should be embarrassed about making spelling mistakes. They’re a great way to improve and we only fail if we give up on growing.

Case in point—I used to mess up writing ‘embarrassed’ but my teacher taught me that an easy way to remember the spelling is that when you’re embarrassed, you’re so red that it doubles the r’s and the s’s.

#10 My Favourite… Triangle Food With Topping

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#11 Excitement

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#12 The Correct Spelling Was Literally Right In Front Of Them. North Carolina Education At It’s Finest

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Funnily enough, the word ‘embarrassment’ was the most difficult word to spell for British people, according to Word Counter (odds are, you’ve used their word counting program if you’ve ever written an essay for school or college).

Some other hard-to-spell words for Brits were fluorescent, accommodate, psychiatrist, and occasionally. Darn those inconsistent double consonants!

Meanwhile, some of the main words that Americans asked Google how to spell correctly include grey, definitely, pneumonia, appreciate, Hanukkah, and restaurant.

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#14 Portal Potty

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#15 Raw Toast

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#16 Pee Wall Things

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#17 Need Some Of That Good Old Water On Face

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#18 Toblerone

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#19 Forgot

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#20 I Salute You

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#21 Boy Niece

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#22 Deadly Water

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#23 Mini Guitar

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#24 Y’all Like Ciken

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#25 Arm Hinges

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#26 Animal Transport

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#27 Push/Pull I Prefer:

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#28 Phineas And Ferb

#29 Spelling Is Hard

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#30 Is She An Aunt Or An Uncle?

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#31 Thceif

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#32 Got Cake

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#33 Ermahgerd Custermers Ernly

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#34 Spelling Is Hard

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#35 Kids Spell The Darndest Things

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#36 They Overheard The Customer Say “It’s Steven, Spelled With A Ph”

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#37 My Name (Kinzi) Is Always Spelled Wrong As Well, But This One From Starbucks Wins The Prize

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#38 Great Way To Spell A Great President

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#39 Miencft

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#40 Raid: Shadow Lungs

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#41 Computer Had A Stroke 🙁

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#42 Brainfart

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#43 Quarantine Restrictions Are Getting Crazier

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#44 Debit Or

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#45 Chin Guitar

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#46 Leon Misk

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#47 Burger King May Have Had A Stroke

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#48 My Friend And Her Inventive Spelling. She’s A Goldmine For This Stuff

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#49 Take Your Time

#50 A Real Sciencer

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#51 Stringy Water Vegetable

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#52 Yes

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#53 My Fav T-Shirt!

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#54 Its Not That Hard Of A Word To Spell, Especially When The Word Is Looking Right At You

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#55 Poor Alan

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#56 My Name Is Noah. Everyone Spells It Wrong. I Though There Was One Place That Would Get It Right

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#57 Knify

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#58 My Name Is “Kaleb”, And My Whole Life I Have Dealt With The Struggle Of Everyone Spelling It As “Caleb”. Today Something Happened That I Was Not Prepared For

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#59 Let’s Get This Bred

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#60 Don’t Know If This Is Real Or Fake But Whatever

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#61 Son What The Hell

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#62 The Resemblance Is Uncanny

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#63 I Don’t Think Spelling Made The List

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#64 Ball

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#65 I Had A Stroke This Morning. I’m Going Back To Bed

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#66 Technically Correct

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#67 Not Wrong

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#68 Sounds Intense

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#69 Brain Freeze

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#70 Car Liked That

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#71 N U G G E T

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#72 This “Conversation” I Had With My Mom

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