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PostSubject: Words That Always Trip Me Up   Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:25 pm

Disperse & disburse. I always mix up the spellings and meanings.
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PostSubject: Re: Words That Always Trip Me Up   Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:02 pm

How do you fare with discreet and discrete?
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PostSubject: Re: Words That Always Trip Me Up   Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:04 pm

Those are nasty too.  Especially with Frank Zappa's record label being named "Discreet."
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The name of the label was a pun derived from "disc" and the discrete (also known as "Compatible Discrete 4", "CD-4" or "Quadradisc") method of encoding quadraphonic sound into phonograph records.
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PostSubject: Re: Words That Always Trip Me Up   Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:18 pm

License and liscense are difficult for some. They shouldn't be: liscense is, at best, taking artistic license with spelling.
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PostSubject: Re: Words That Always Trip Me Up   Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:02 pm

I've never seen "liscense" but I occasionally misremember which is the British spelling of license/lisense, organise/organize, dialogue/dialog, ageing/aging, dependent/dependant, fillet/filet, specialty/speciality, cosy/cozy, chilli/chili/Chile, grey/gray, sceptic/skeptic, toward/towards, etc.

Also further/farther.
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PostSubject: Re: Words That Always Trip Me Up   Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:47 pm

Actually, the British spelling is licence.
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PostSubject: Re: Words That Always Trip Me Up   Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:33 am

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