Although I don’t usually talk about medieval times, Monday’s posts are called Medieval Mondays, because I like alliteration. In these posts, I look at the history of the English language.
I googled “words that are spelled stupidly”, and Google spat out this wonderful list, from a spelling bee practice site:
- APHAERETIC – adj. Relating to the omission of the first letter of a word (e.g. ’round’ for ‘around’).
- BOEOTIA — n. A district in Ancient Greece.
- BORBORYGMUS — n. A rumbling of the intestines.
- DAGUERREOTYPE — n. An early photographic technology.
- ORFEVRERIE — n. Gold or silver jewellery. Continue reading