Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 15:53:58 +0000
From: "C.M.Thomas" EGP95CMT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SHEFFIELD.AC.UK
Subject: Re: Commonly misspelled words?
As we have WOTYs, perhaps we should also have Commonly Misspelled Words (Comiswords?)
I have just been asked to supply to someone on campus a list of commonly
misspelled words I have provided it's for its, their for there and there for
their. Can you assist?
(I have not taught English 101 recently.)
This is needed within 2 hours.
There are numerous words which I frequently find to be misspelled. I
have noticed this in official publications as well as more casual
writings too, which is surprising. Among these are:
There seems to be an interesting tendency for Americans to make these
misspellings. Maybe Americans are just generally bad spellers. It may
be genetic. Had anybody got any other possible suggestions for why
this might be?
Department of English Language and Linguistics
University of Sheffield
EGP95CMT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Sheffield.ac.uk