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Encyclopedia > List of common misspellings in English
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This is a list of common misspellings in the English language. Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

MISSPELLING    
CORRECT SPELLING
abber(r)ation aberration
accomodation accommodation
acheive achieve
adress address
alot a lot or allot
Alsation Alsatian
alterior ulterior
ammend amend
anti-semetic anti-Semitic
attatch attach
athiest atheist
auxilliary auxiliary
barbeque barbecue
beggining beginning
beleive believe
bicep biceps
bouy buoy
Britian Britain
brocolli broccoli
calender calendar Note: Calenders are used for rolling flat paper when producing it.
catagory category
Caucasion Caucasian
cemetary cemetery (watch for references to Swedish band Cemetary)
committment commitment (but committed, committing, committee)
concensus consensus
concieve conceive
conncection connection
copywrite copyright
cilinder cylinder
Dalmation Dalmatian
decaffinated decaffeinated
decathalon decathlon
definately definitely
dependance dependence Note: Dependant is a noun. - "A young child is usually a dependant." Dependent is an adjective. - "A young child is usually dependent on its parents." Either one is not a correct variant spelling of the other.
desease disease (illness)/deceased (dead)
des(s)icate desiccate
desireable desirable
diarhea diarrhœa (traditional), diarrhoea (Commonwealth English) or diarrhea (American English)
dias dais
diety deity
diptheria diphtheria
dipthong diphthong
disossiate dissociate
disassociative dissociative
disemble dissemble
disemminate disseminate
dispell dispel (and dispels, but dispelled, dispelling)
dissappear disappear
dissapoint disappoint
ecstacy ecstasy
embarass embarrass
Emporer Emperor
enviroment environment
expresso espresso
extremly extremely
facia fascia
facist fascist
Febuary February
firey fiery
fluoroscent fluorescent
flouride fluoride
fourty forty
freind friend
geneology genealogy
Ghandi Gandhi
goverment government
grammer grammar (see the actor Kelsey Grammer)
guage gauge
hanger hangar
harrass harass
hemorage hæmorrhage (traditional), or haemorrhage (Commonwealth) or hemorrhage (American)
heros heroes
hieght, heigth height
hygeine hygiene
hypocracy hypocrisy
identicle identical
independance independence Note: see dependant/dependent, above
inate innate
indentify identify
innoculate inoculate
intresting interesting
invertibrate invertebrate
it's its (possessive pronoun) ("it's" can only be used as a substitute for "it is", "it was" or "it has")
knowlege knowledge
las(s)oo lasso
lazer laser
lieing Lying
libary library
managable manageable
millenium millennium
mischievious mischievous
mispell misspell
misspelt misspelled
missle missile
mit mitt
monestary monastery (remember that "monastic" is not "monestic")
monkies monkeys
morgage mortgage
mountian mountain
neccessary necessary
neice niece
nickle nickel
nineth ninth
ninty ninety
noone no one or no-one
noticable noticeable
nuptual nuptial
occured occurred
occurence occurrence
omnious ominous
onomatopeia onomatopoeia
oppurtunity opportunity
opthamologist ophthalmologist
origional original
paralell parallel
passanger passenger
pasttime pastime
pavillion pavilion
peice piece
percieve perceive
perserverance perseverance
persue pursue
pheonix Phoenix
posession possession
Pharoah Pharaoh (exception: Pharoah Sanders)
phosphorous phosphorus; phosphorous is an adjective meaning "containing trivalent phosphorus"
potatoe potato
preceeding preceding / proceeding
preferrably preferably
pronounciation pronunciation
protien protein
privelige privilege
rasberry raspberry
recieve receive
reccomend recommend
rediculous ridiculous
reguardless regardless
reminiscint reminiscent
rumer rumour
rythm rhythm
sacreligious sacrilegious
seige siege
sentance sentence
seperate separate
sieze seize
silicone chip silicon chip
similiar similar
sincerly sincerely
speach speech
spead speed or spread
stationary stationery (office supplies term)
stragedy strategy
subsiduary subsidiary
suggestable suggestible
supercede supersede
suprise surprise
thier their
'til till
tommor(r)ow tomorrow
triathalon triathlon
ukelele ukulele
vaccuum vacuum
varient variant
vegeterian vegetarian
villian villain
Wendesday Wednesday
wierd weird
writting writing

Aberration (Latin ab, from or away + errare, to wander), a deviation or wandering, especially used in the figurative sense as: In ethics, a deviation from the truth. ... Accommodation is a theological principle linked to divine revelation within the Christian church. ... An address is a code and abstract concept expressing the fixed location of a home, business or other building on the earths surface. ... The German Shepherd Dog or Alsatian (See History), is a breed of dog. ... The Eternal Jew: 1937 German poster. ... For information about the band, see Atheist (band). ... Look up Biceps in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A sea lion on navigational buoy #14 in San Diego Harbor Green can #11 near the mouth of the Saugatuck river. ... Broccoli is a plant of the Cabbage family, Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae). ... A page from the Hindu calendar 1871-72. ... The calender is a series of rolls in a stack, at the end of a paper machine (on-line) or separate from it (off-line). ... Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. ... Look up commitment in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Consensus has two common meanings. ... Copyright symbol Copyright is a set of exclusive rights regulating the use of a particular expression of an idea or information. ... Look up cylinder in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Dalmatian is a breed of dog, noted for its white coat with either black or liver spots. ... // The Decathlon Day 1: 100 m long jump shot put High Jump 400 m Day 2: 110m hurdles discus throw pole vault javelin throw 1500 m Decathlon sprouted from the ancient game pentathlon. ... Dependency has a number of meanings: In project management, a dependency is a link amongst a projects terminal elements. ... A disease or medical condition is an abnormality of the body or mind that causes discomfort, dysfunction, distress, or death to the person afflicted or those in contact with the person. ... Look up deity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In phonetics, a diphthong (Greek δίφθογγος, diphthongos, literally with two sounds, or with two tones) is a vowel combination in a single syllable involving a quick but smooth movement from one vowel to another, often interpreted by listeners as a single vowel sound or phoneme. ... Dissociative drugs are a class of psychedelic drugs characterized by intense feelings of depersonalization, derealization, and analgesia. ... Ecstasy, from the Greek ekstasis, to be outside oneself, is a category of trance or trancelike states in which an individual transcends ordinary consciousness and as a result has a heightened capacity for exceptional thought or experience. ... Embarrassment is an unpleasant emotional state experienced upon having a socially unacceptable act witnessed by or revealed to others. ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... Espresso brewing, with a dark reddish-brown foam, called crema. ... Fascism (in Italian, fascismo), capitalized, was the authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. ... February is the second month of the calendar year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Fluorescence induced by exposure to ultraviolet light in vials containing various sized cadmium selenide (CdSe) quantum dots. ... Fluoride is the ionic form of fluorine. ... 40 is the natural number following 39 and preceding 41. ... Genealogy is the study and tracing of family pedigrees. ... Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) (Devanagari: मोहनदास करमचन्द गांधी, Gujarati મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી), called... Grammar is the study of rules governing the use of language. ... Allen Kelsey Grammer (born February 21, 1955, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands) is an Emmy-winning American actor best known for his 20-year portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the sitcoms Cheers and Frasier. ... Look up Gauge in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Hangars can be used to hold airplanes, airships and helicopters. ... Harassment refers to a wide spectrum of offensive behavior. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Hemorrhage (alternate spelling is Haemorrhage) is the medical term meaning bleeding. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the type of character. ... Height is a measurement of the distance from the bottom to the top of something which is upright. ... Hygiene is commonly understood as preventing infection through cleanliness. ... Look up hypocrisy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Absolutely the same, indistinguishable. ... Look up innate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Inoculation was a method of minimising the harm done by infection with smallpox. ... Invertebrate is a term coined by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck to describe any animal without a spinal column. ... Personification of knowledge (Greek Επιστημη, Episteme) in Celsus Library in Ephesos, Turkey. ... A LASER (from the acronym of Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is an optical source that emits photons in a coherent beam. ... A lie is a statement made by someone who believes or suspects it to be false, in the expectation that the hearers may believe it. ... A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information resources and services, organized for use, and maintained by a political body, institution, or private individual. ... A millennium is a period of time, equal to one thousand years (from Latin mille, thousand, and annum, year). ... Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Exocet missile in flight A missile (see also pronunciation differences) is a projectile propelled as a weapon at a target. ... Mitt can refer to: a glove that does not have separate fingers a baseball glove abbreviation of Military transition team a person: Mitt Romney Look up mitt in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Monastery of St. ... For the TV show Monkey see Monkey (TV series) Cynomolgus Monkey at Batu Caves, Malaysia A monkey is any member of two of the three groupings of simian primates. ... A mortgage is a method of using property (real or personal) as security for the payment of a debt. ... A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the domestic group. ... General Name, Symbol, Number nickel, Ni, 28 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 4, d Appearance lustrous, metallic Atomic mass 58. ... In music or music theory a ninth is the note nine scale degrees from the root of chord and also the interval between the root and the ninth. ... 90 is the natural number preceded by 89 and followed by 91. ... The name Opportunity may refer to: Opportunity Asset Management , a Brazilian investment bank based in Rio de Janeiro Opportunity, Washington, a city in the U.S. Opportunity rover (MER-B), one of the two rovers of NASAs Mars Exploration Rover Mission. ... Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine which deals with the diseases of the eye and their treatment. ... Look up parallel in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A passenger is a term broadly used to describe any person who travels in a vehicle, but bears little or no responsibility for the tasks required for that vehicle to arrive at its destination. ... A hobby is a spare-time recreational pursuit. ... Pavilion may refer to a type of building: Pavilion (structure) or to a specific building: Pavilion, New York London Pavilion Royal Pavilion Balboa Pavilion Pavilion is a brand name of computers and notebooks made by Hewlett-Packard. ... A Piece may be: A Musical piece - a work of music. ... In psychology and the cognitive sciences, perception is the process of acquiring, interpreting, selecting, and organizing sensory information. ... The word Phoenix has several meanings. ... Look up Possession in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Pharaoh is a title used to refer to any ruler, usually male, of the Egyptian kingdom in the pre-Christian, pre-Islamic period. ... Reggie Workman, Pharoah Sanders, and Idris Muhammad, c. ... General Name, Symbol, Number phosphorus, P, 15 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 15, 3, p Appearance waxy white/ red/ black/ colorless Atomic mass 30. ... Binomial name Solanum tuberosum L. The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, commonly grown for its starchy tuber. ... Look up pronunciation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ... Binomial name Rubus idaeus L. The Raspberry or Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is a plant that produces a tart, sweet, red composite fruit in summer or early autumn. ... For the popular Tamil film, see Rhythm (film) Rhythm (Greek = flow, or in Modern Greek, style) is the variation of the accentuation of sounds or other events over time. ... Blasphemy is the defamation of the name of God or the gods, and by extension any display of gross irreverence towards any person or thing deemed worthy of exalted esteem. ... A siege is a military blockade and assault of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition. ... Sentence, derived from Latin sententia (perception, in the subjective sense of how one feels reality is), has three common meanings: Sentence (linguistics) Sentence (mathematical logic) Open sentence (a term that mathematics teachers attempted to introduce, but not used by mathematicians) Sentence (law) Sentence (music) This is a disambiguation page &#8212... Seize is a British electronic band started by Sandrine Gouriou in 1994. ... Several equivalence relations in mathematics are called similarity. ... Look up Speech in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Speed is the rate of motion, or equivalently the rate of change of position, many times expressed as distance d moved per unit of time t. ... Look up spread in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Stationery is a general name given to paper and office supplies such as envelopes, notepads, pens, pencils, erasers, paper clips, staples, etc. ... A strategy is a long term plan of action designed to achieve a particular goal, as differentiated from tactics or immediate actions with resources at hand. ... Look up surprise in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a word that usually takes the place of a noun or noun phrase that was previously mentioned (such as she, it) or that refers to something or someone (I, me, you). Pronouns are often one of the basic parts of speech of the... Look up Tomorrow in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Tomorrow is the day after today; it is in the near future. ... A triathlon is a Greek word that refers to an athletic event made up of three contests. ... Ukulele The ukulele (Ê»ukulele in Hawaiian and standard Hawaiian English; pronounced , or the Anglicised ), or uke, is a fretted string instrument which is, in its construction, essentially a smaller, four-stringed version of the guitar. ... Look up Vacuum in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... One popular concept of the villain, meant to mimic the purposely distinctive visage of villains from silent films of the early 20th century. ... A Specimen of typeset fonts and languages, by William Caslon, letter founder; from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ...

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Wikitravel talk:List of common misspellings - Wikitravel (342 words)
I felt that the spelling list - as it stood - was rather uninformative about the reason for the mispelling appearing, so I added a note like: (american spelling).
There are a number of places where a word appears to be misspelled but isn't e.g.
This is its actual name, not a misspelling.
The 12dicts Word Lists (4962 words)
The other list, the 2of12 list, is more inclusive in that it includes words listed in as few as two of the source dictionaries, but less inclusive in that it excludes items of various sorts, including multiword phrases, proper names and abbreviations.
Unlike the 6of12 and 2of12 lists, this list is not based exclusively on the contents of my 12 source dictionaries, and for this reason it has, I feel, less authority than the other classic 12dicts lists.
Because these two lists have the same rules for the kinds of words included, one could easily combine the two to produce a slightly larger list including a number of words whose omission from 6of12 is rather surprising.
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