12 Tricky Words That Sneak by Spell-Check and Leave You Looking Kinda Stupid
Spell-check is a blessing and a curse. It saves us time and energy, it stands by us when we’re tired and can’t think straight—and yet, it can still totally leave us in the dust.
For example, how many times have you accidently sent: Hi Jack, just got an email form HR about the meeting Thursday, only to realize too late that one word, just one small “from,” is misspelled.
As a writer, this pains me greatly, but it happens all the time. So lesson learned—I can’t just rely on a red squiggly line to make me look good. The next time you’re about to mass send that email or newsletter, spell check your spell-checker and look out for these tricky buggers:
Infographic courtesy of Science Editing Experts. Photo of typing courtesy of Shutterstock.
As an Associate Editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author