Commonly Misspelled Words
Lots of words are misspelled. In fact, there are misspellings everyday. If you want to see misspellings, visit an online forum. Most chat boxes are filled with misspellings as well. It’s rare to see a misspelling in print. Printed materials are reviewed before they are published. It’s unlikely to see ‘goat meat’ spelled as ‘goat meet’ in a newspaper circular. Here’s more interesting spelling facts.
The 100 Most Misspelled Words
According to YourDictionary.com, these are the most commonly misspelled words:
acceptable, accidentally, accommodate, acquire, acquit, amateur, apparent, argument, atheist, believe, bellwether, calendar, category, cemetery, changeable, collectible, column, committed, conscience, conscientious, conscious, consensus, daiquiri, definite, discipline, drunkenness, dumbbell, embarrass, equipment, exhilarate, exceed, existence, experience, fiery, foreign, gauge, grateful, guarantee, harass, height, hierarchy, humorous, ignorance, immediate, independent, indispensable, inoculate, intelligence, its/it’s, jewelry, judgment, kernel, leisure, liaison, library, license, maintenance, maneuver, medieval, memento, millennium, miniature, minuscule, mischievous, misspell, neighbor, noticeable, occasionally, occurrence, pastime, perseverance, personnel, playwright, possession, precede, principal, privilege, pronunciation, publicly, questionnaire, receive, recommend, referred, reference, relevant, restaurant, rhyme, rhythm, schedule, separate, sergeant, supersede, their/they’re/there, threshold, twelfth, tyranny, until, vacuum, weather, and weird
It’s surprising that ‘meat’ and ‘meet’ isn’t on the list. ‘Goat meet’ is the incorrect spelling. ‘Goat meat‘ is the correct spelling. Butcher shops may make this spelling mistake.
How to Avoid Misspelling a Word
There are ways to avoid misspellings. Use an online spell checker to see if the word is spelled correctly. ‘Goat meet’ is wrong. ‘Goat meat‘ is correct. You can also check a dictionary for the word. ‘Goat meat’ will appear as an entry, but ‘goat meet’ won’t be listed.
What to Do if You See a Misspelled Word
If you see a misspelled word in a newspaper, you can call the newspaper and tell them that there’s a mistake. The same is true with misspellings in a book. Contact the publishing company to let them know. If signs are misspelled, you can contact the company or organization responsible for posting the sign.