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    Default English words that you wish were spelt differently

    Have you ever stumbled upon a word that you've never read before and thought afterwards: "That was an interesting word, but who in the right mind thought it was good idea to spell it like this?". I mean, I like the English language and all, and I get that it's quite derivative, but it does have some quirks that kind of irritate me.

    For example: why is it that some words have repeated consonants while others that perhaps could use them as much don't? Also, why must we add vowels to the end of certain existing words to change the pronunciation of other vowels? And what's the point of silent letters? Call me simple, but I really don't get it.

    Personally I don't give two hoots as to how a word looks as long as the spelling is not ambiguous and at least consistent with other words having a similar sound. For example, the words "most" and "toast" sound quite similar, right? Yet one of them is spelt in a way that's inconsistent with the way it's pronounced. Indeed, any person who has never seen the word "most" might mistakenly think that it sounds like the word "cost", which it doesn't, and not like the word "coast" as it does. However, if "most" was rewritten as "moast" this ambiguity would be gone. I'm not calling for a total reform of the English language here, it's just that a little consistency wouldn't go amiss.

    So with that said, I was wondering if they were any words that you rather wish were spelt differently? Or could it be I'm just some pedantic spelling nerd? Oh well, feel free to be as imaginative and/or silly as you see fit.


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    "<Write an existing word that you wish was spelt differently here> ---> <Write the same word with your alternative spelling here>

    Reason: <Give a reason for your alternative spelling here>" (optional)

    Example:

    psychology ---> saikoroji

    Reason: What can say? "Psychology" is much easier to pronounce now! Well, if you can read romaji that is. :P


    Note: It turns out the word "saikoroji" is an actual word despite the fact that I made it up!
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    Sword ---> Sord

    Reason: Never hear anyone use the W in that word.


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    Default Re: English words that you wish were spelt differently

    Conscience -> Conchince

    Reason: Hard to remember the correct spelling


    Conscious -> Conchiss

    Reason: Too close to conchince to remember how to spell it


    Millennial -> Milinnial

    Reason: honestly easier to remember imo. It's also closer to milinnia
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