These are the words that drive me crazy. I like to think I have a decent vocabulary, and that I can craft some descriptive and meaningful sentences.

But these words.

I never spell them right on the first try. They always look WRONG to me. Maybe it’s the repeated character (tt, rr, uu respectively). Perhaps it’s just the weird nature of how they look on screen.

Maybe it’s just the American sense of language not being used to things like a “aghe” in the middle of the word. I did take Italian in High School for two years, and while I was bad at it, I grew up in a household where foreign language was often in the air, so I’m used to some weird sounds and inflections.

Diarrhea, please tell me what purpose that “h” serves? Because it looks dumb there, and I hate it.

Vacuum … why?

These really should be SPAGETTI, DIAREA, and VAKYOOM.

These are the thoughts I have at 4:30 in the morning when I wake up after a time change.

7 thoughts on “Spaghetti Diarrhea Vacuum”

    1. Tongue I’m okay with but “occasionally” is one that I almost always just let spellcheck put down correctly for me. πŸ™‚

  1. As usual, I’m over here DYING! Yes I agree with all this. I really cracked up at your suggested spelling of vacuum. I was going to say vacume…because you know, the silent e makes the vowel say its name! lol, that is what we teach the kids anyway. There are SO many words that just seem to be spelled stupid to me. If it was not for spell check I really would look like a complete idiot. However, even spell check is sometimes like, “na dawg, I have no idea what you are tryin to say!” LOL!

  2. Could not agree more. I have trouble with diarrhea too, lol (sounds way too personal) but I also attribute that to older, classy ladies around here saying *diarear*. Um, yes, I guess they are being helpful by being more specific? Ha! But try Gaelic. Seriously. Like, what??? Why? It is torture (by lovely faeries so I guess that makes it okay).

    1. Hi Kitty!

      Hahaha “I have trouble with diarrhea too!” is definitely fascinating!

      Gaelic? Oh heck no (though I actually have been looking up Gaelic phrases for a portion of my current story and I don’t even know how to get the words with all of those accents written down! πŸ™‚

  3. The reason why you want to spell more simply is because you’re an American. The British are used to the spelling weirdnesses of their language because they know that once upon a time those weird letters actually made sounds. They don’t anymore, but we’re fine with itπŸ˜‰
    Charlene

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