Difficulty with Words and Spellings – All for Fun

Have you ever had to reach for the dictionary with word block and felt like kicking yourself when you found the result?

I had this with “could” last week; for the life of me I “cud” not remember how to spell it and looked it up and booked an appointment for an Alzheimer’s test.

It happens to all of us but the following are the ones I frequently come across:

DIARRHEA

Dash In A Real Rush, Hurry or Else Accident

CONSCIENCE

Remember it as Science with a Con

DESERT or DESSERT

The Sahara only has one S in it – Desserts have SugarS

ECZEMA

Even Clean ZEalots MAy get spots

There is no X in this word – Simon Cowell has no Zits!

HAEMORRHAGE

Help, Accident, EMergency! – Often Ruins Routine Hospital Appointments

don’t forget to add the G and E on the end!

POTASSIUM

One Tea and two Sugars Please !

SUPERSEDE

The only word in the English language to end in -sede; the rest are -cede.

THERE or THEIR

Visualise directions for “there” – HERE and THERE!

For their, think possession – The HEIRs inherited THEIR fortune

WEDNESDAY

WE Do Not Eat Soup DAY

YOU’RE and YOUR

You’re never going to get it right unless you use YOUR head!

With credit due to Judy Parkinson, author of “i before e (except after c)”