29 words that look misspelled

Does seeing the correct spelling of ‘minuscule’ throw you off? What about ‘wintry’? Those are just two examples of words that seem to be spelled incorrectly when they aren’t.

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This story originally appeared on PR Daily in March, 2015. Writers and editors often find it difficult to take off their editing hats when they leave work. It seems that grammar, spelling and punctuation errors are everywhere, and we can’t help but notice them. It’s a gift and a curse.

I was recently reading an article with the word pancreas in it. And I just knew pancreas was spelled wrong, but it wasn’t. Pancreas is spelled pancreas. Here are 28 other words that look misspelled but aren’t:

1. Bellwether

2. Carburetor

3. Concatenate

4. Changeable

5. Dais

6. Doughnut

7. Handkerchief

8. Heinous

9. Hiccough

10. Hindrance

11. Imminent

12. Ingenuous

13. Inoculate

14. Minuscule

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