Thursday, 6th August 2015

by Joshua Gaskell

The OxfordWords blog has just published ‘23 words that everyone spells wrong’. And that’s everyone including the OED website, since cemetary crops up in sentry, n.2 (a typo carried over from the print edition); and accomodate in spaciously, adv., pontoon, n.1 (which may just need a sic), lanai, n. (which does), tunnel, n. (it’s accommodate in the 1979 Compact Edition of the OED), roadway, n., and public, adj. and n.

In the words of the blogger, ‘English sure doesn’t make spelling easy.’ But if my entry of Friday, 5th September 2014 is anything to go by, it won’t be long before the entries are corrected.