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Working on my story, I wrote the word "Greet" and it just looked wrong. It still looks wrong to me.

Anybody else run into that?
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Quite often.

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Working on my story, I wrote the word "Greet" and it just looked wrong. It still looks wrong to me.

Anybody else run into that?
Weird.

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All the time

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February. Dafuq?

When I was in school I pronounced it FEB-R-U-ARY so I could get the spelling right.

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Well, that's your prerogative.
Amend and resubmit.

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Well, that's your prerogative.
Or purgative.

Actually, I hear prerogative correctly without any hoops.

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February. Dafuq?

When I was in school I pronounced it FEB-R-U-ARY so I could get the spelling right.

I call Arkansas as Ar-Kansas and People as Pee Opel to help me spell them. 
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February. Dafuq?

When I was in school I pronounced it FEB-R-U-ARY so I could get the spelling right.

I call Arkansas as Ar-Kansas and People as Pee Opel to help me spell them.
I do the Ar-Kansas thing. I used a few tricks to remember non-English words, most of which wouldn't make sense here.

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I cannot spell bureau without looking it up.

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I cannot spell bureau without looking it up.
Bur-eau-crap.  ;D

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Yep. For example, whenever I read about "gases".
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I always have to say to my self, "Wed-nes-day" to get it right, same with "feb-ru-ary".  Pretty much any word with a double letter, I'll get the wrong letter as the double. 


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Yep. For example, whenever I read about "gases".
Or "geas".

 

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