Spelling can be difficult sometimes. Even the best spellers doubt themselves, regardless of how skilled they were at the spelling bee or on spelling tests as a child.
Sometimes, you come across certain a word which you know is spelled right but it looks so wrong. So then you're sitting there tripping out because you're starting to question everything you've ever known, all over the strange spelling of a word.
Does everyone experience this?
Twitter user @persianthoughtz decided to find out:
You ever spell a word right but that shit look weird asf?— ￼ (@￼)1549176351.0
The answer was a resounding YES.
Boy, did people relate to this!
Some shared a few of their own examples (@Souxieq, what do you do which required you to spell complicated words like eponymous and hierarchically and auspicious on a regular basis?):
@persianthoughtz Anonymity, eponymous, hierarchically, auspicious, cacophony, friend— Souxieq (@Souxieq)1549213859.0
@persianthoughtz Pregnant, privilege, weird— noob garza (@noob garza)1549179743.0
@NoobGarza @persianthoughtz Always thought privilege had a d in it or something— 芳芳 (@芳芳)1549206343.0
@persianthoughtz Conscience. It always looks like “con-science” to me and shouldn’t be the word for an inner moral code— Anne (@Anne)1549205766.0
Does the word weird look weird? Has weird always looked weird? Or does weird only look weird now that we've pointed it out?
Agh, my brain hurts:
@NoobGarza @persianthoughtz Weird always looks weird to me— Tamagotchi Blood (@Tamagotchi Blood)1549213633.0
Some words were simple, because it doesn't have to be complex to be confusing:
@persianthoughtz Whenever I spell ‘Thank’ I feel like I’m spelling it wrong— Luc Angelot (@Luc Angelot)1549179879.0
@persianthoughtz I was spelling “heart” the other day and I swear!!I thought I was illiterate.— Kobe (@Kobe)1549176446.0
@theyremyshorts @persianthoughtz Fruit. Every time!— Christatos Bogeek (@Christatos Bogeek)1549224790.0
Others are spelled wrong often:
I will never spell definitely right as long as I'm living. I spelled it wrong just now! Thank goodness for spellcheck and google, am I right?
@mutewonder @persianthoughtz Me too, and same with "license" I always want to write "liscense"— Lexy Nesbitt (@Lexy Nesbitt)1549209422.0
@persianthoughtz the word “definitely”— C̶H̶A̶U̶N̶C̶Y̶ (@C̶H̶A̶U̶N̶C̶Y̶)1549183732.0
@persianthoughtz @iislizzz me trying to spell recipient— whaditishoe. (@whaditishoe.)1549179153.0
@persianthoughtz Receipt 🧾— Emma-Rose 🌹 (@Emma-Rose 🌹)1549202948.0
@persianthoughtz It’s gotta be vacuum— Margaret McGraw (@Margaret McGraw)1549202414.0
All in all, spelling can be confusing, and language is complex:
@persianthoughtz Wednesday— • 𝔍𝔬𝔩𝔢𝔫𝔢 • (@• 𝔍𝔬𝔩𝔢𝔫𝔢 •)1549181673.0
@vvolfvvitch @persianthoughtz I always have to say “WED-NES-DAY” in my head 😂😂😂😂— Libby Malone (@Libby Malone)1549201115.0
@persianthoughtz Queue. Spell it out loud. Did I even write it correctly here?— duckduckgoose ⛄️❄️ (@duckduckgoose ⛄️❄️)1549191474.0
@persianthoughtz Disappear always feels like it should have two s’s 🤷🏽♂️— Yoda P Roy (@Yoda P Roy)1549185561.0
@persianthoughtz Thoroughly, thoroughly weirds me out— Matt Johnson (@Matt Johnson)1549186000.0
@persianthoughtz Every time I spell ‘unnecessary’, it’s a gamble— Shubble (@Shubble)1549206845.0
@persianthoughtz Refrigerator and Colonel— Amy di Nardò (@Amy di Nardò)1549200672.0
@persianthoughtz Awkward!— KayJay (@KayJay)1549201264.0