Writers and editors often find it difficult to take off their editing hats when they leave work.
It seems that grammar, spelling and punctuation errors are everywhere, and we can’t help but notice them. It’s a gift and a curse.
I was recently reading an article with the word pancreas in it. And I just knew pancreas was spelled wrong, but it wasn’t. Pancreas is spelled pancreas.
Here are 28 other words that look misspelled but aren’t:
It seems there is little certainty in English spelling. If you’re not sure about the spelling of a word, don’t suppose, assume or guess. Look it up.
Ragan readers, any other words to add to the list?
Laura Hale Brockway is an Austin-based writer and editor. Read more of her work at impertinentremarks.com.