Weirdly Spelled Words

One day Patricia and I were talking about something and somehow we started thinking of weirdly spelled/hard to spell words, so I’ll be updating this ongoing list of words that I come find. If words are weirdly spelled for the same reason than either I won’t include them or I will lump them together. The weird part of each word will be in bold and separated from the rest of the word. Definitions and pronunciations are found at

S er gea nt – [sahr-juhnt] – noun: a non-commissioned army officer of a rank above that of corporal.

wr ough t – [rawt] – verb: Archaic except in some senses. a simple past tense and past participle of work

ei gn – [reyn] – noun: the period during which a sovereign occupies the throne. verb (used without object): to possess or exercise sovereign power or authority.

bizar re – [bih-zahr] – adjective: markedly unusual in appearance, style, or general character and often involving incongruous or unexpected elements; outrageously or whimsically strange; odd

leag eu – [leeg] – noun: a covenant or compact made between persons, parties, states, etc., for the promotion or maintenance of common interests or for mutual assistance or service

ri gh te ous – [rahy-chuhs] – adjective: characterized by uprightness or morality

fj ord – [fyawrd, fyohrd] – noun: a long, narrow arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs: usually formed by glacial erosion.

~ George

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