Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Spelling Iz Hard

Your morning moment of irony courtesy of Fox & Friends.

“So many people are trying to dumb down America and the world!” — Steve Doocy

“This [viewer suggestion] was ‘Teach children how to use a dictionary. That is how they will learn to spell.’ But here’s the problem… Do they even sell hardcore dictionaries anymore? Like all on the computer…” — Gretchen Carlson

Behold a list of the 100 most “difficult” words:

Orange, foreign, rhinoceros, properly, vomit, tambourine, tournament, tourist, heaven, engine, exquisite, opposite, advertisement, gnarled, rigid, risen, sinister, spinach, video, vinegar, tie, wheelie, quiet, science, crier, pliers, soldier, Monday, mongrel, monkey, courage, magic, manage, palace, four, journey, gnash, gnaw, gnome, ghastly, guard, miracle, miserable, pigeon, pity, prison, month, mother, nothing, once, smother, son, sponge, tongue, wonder, almost, both, comb, ghost, gross, most, only, post, programme, deny, reply, July, obey, caterpillar, chapel, damage, dragon, fabulous, family, famished, garage, glacier, habit, hazard, hexagonal, imagine, panic, radish, miaow, powder, cauliflower, plant, pyjamas, raft, rather, salami, task, vast, kiosk, kiwi, machine, encourage, somersault, swollen, souvenir.