Top 5: Words That Do Not Sound Like They Are Spelled

#5. Wednesday (pronounced “Wens-day”)

#4. Island (pronounced “eye-land”)

#3. Doubt (pronounced “dout”)

#2. Receipt (pronounced “re-seet”)

#1. Subtle (pronounced “sut-tle” or “suddle”)


Just when the English language could not be anymore complicated, they come up with this stuff? Seriously, how are you supposed to explain these words and how they are spelled to your children? “Because that’s the way it is, okay?!?” Once you immerse yourself into learning other languages, you soon start to realize how complex a language English really is. Those of us who speak it fluently really take it for granted at times.


Disagree? Have more to add? What are your top 5’s?


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