Top 25 Misspelled Words in America: Can You Get Them Right?

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By: Annette

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These are the top misspelled words in America. We'll give you the word, and you tell us if it's misspelled or not! Let's get this rolling. Mind your P's and Q's and be sure to dot your i's!

Accomodate

Accomodate is actually a misspelling. The word should be written as "accommodate." Don't forget that second M!

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Begining

You're missing an N on this one. The proper spelling is "beginning."

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Colleague

This is the proper spelling of colleague! Often, people will confuse it with collegue.

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Enviroment

This is a misspelling. The way you spell it is "environment." Don't forget that N before the M.

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Florescent

This is improper spelling of the word. In truth, it is "fluorescent." Many people neglect to add the U.

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Glamorous

This is the proper spelling of glamorous. It's often misspelled as "glamourous."

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Harass

This is the correct spelling of harass. Not to be confused with "harrass," which has one too many Rs.

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Idiosyncracy

This is a misspelling of the word. It's spelled "idiosyncrasy." It has an S toward the end, and not a C.

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Liaison

This is the proper spelling of liaison. Some people write it incorrectly as "liason."

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Occured

Wrong! The word has two Rs and two Cs. It's "occurred" or "occurring."

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Publically

This is a misspelling of the word. It should be written as "publicly." Just remember, you don't need the "ally" at the end.

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Religious

This is a correct spelling of the word "religious." You will often find this word misspelled as "religous."

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Suprise

You guessed it, this is a common misspelling of the word. In reality, it's spelled "surprise." It's not a Soo-prize.

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Truely

This is truly a misspelling. The word truly does not require an E between the U and the Y.

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Acheive

This is a misspelling of the word. It's "i before e" for this one. "Achieve" is the proper spelling.

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Bizarre

Yes, this is the correct spelling of bizarre. Often, you'll see it as "bizzare," which quite frankly, is just bizarre.

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Calender

This is a misspelling of the word. It's actually spelled "calendar." Always remember to use that A and not the E.

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Caribbean

Finally, someone spelled Caribbean right! Now, when it comes to pronouncing it, that's a whole other story.

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Dissapear

This is a common misspelling of the word. Disappear does not have two Ss, but it does have two Ps.

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Ecstasy

This is the correct spelling of the word ecstasy. Sometimes you'll see it incorrectly written as "ecstacy."

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Independant

This is one of the most common misspellings. It's spelled "independent." Just remember, there are three Es in the word.

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Millennium

If you're a Millennial, then you better spell this right! It's often seen as "Millenium."

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Occurrance

This word is misspelled all the time. It's not "occurance" or "occurence," it's OCCURRENCE. Two Cs, two Rs.

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Pavilion

This is actually the proper spelling of the word pavilion. Everyone is always spelling it as "pavillion."

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Persistent

This is the proper spelling of the word persistent. You often see it written as "persistant." The wrong spelling shows a lack of persistence in your English class.

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