English spelling rules are just weird.
We have words that sound the same but are spelled differently (i.e. you and ewe), words with letters that have nothing to do with how the word is pronounced (i.e. thought, although), words that contain silent letters (knight, pneumonia) and words that don’t have a singular form (trousers, alms).
Here’s a look at 29 words that aren’t spelled the way you would expect. Can you spell them without looking them up?
What words trip you up? Let us know about your Achilles’ heel in the comments.
Laura Hale Brockway is an Austin-based writer and editor and a regular contributor to PR Daily. Read more of her posts on writing, editing, and surprise spelling at impertinentremarks.com.