G Is For… Gendre – Our Favorite Not-Words

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They say you can always tell a reader by how they talk.  They have large vocabularies, but mispronounce things – sometimes with comical results.  I remember once asking my father about “Pur-gate-ory”.  He couldn’t understand.  I repeated it, getting more and more frustrating.  He has a B.A. in Theology and was raised Irish Catholic, for heaven’s sake.  His eyes got really wide and he asked, “Do you mean Purgatory?”

Shaddup, you.

My coauthor and I both do this ourselves a lot.  We, for example, have discussed the word “genre” at length.  There is no “d” in “genre.”  Maybe there should be, but there isn’t.

What about you, Dear Reader?
What word should be spelled differently than it is?

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