Don't tell local children's author Ty Allan Jackson, but when I was a kid, I used to hate to read. Maybe it was an early onset of ADHD, but no matter what I read, I found it hard to keep engaged.
With the lack of reading, though, comes an arrested vocabulary and poor spelling skills. I will say, however, some words are just HARD to spell especially with our tricky English language.
HERE ARE 20 WORDS THAT MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS CONSTANTLY MISSPELL! right wrong concept anyaberkut 1. It's TRIATHLON not TRIATHALON 2. It's CEMETERY not CEMETARY 3. It's GRAMMAR not GRAMMER 4. It's DEFINITELY not DEFINETLY Movies Released in 1999 Paramount Pictures 5. It's GOVERNMENT not GOVERMENT March 25: United States government announces $2 trillion aid plan ALEX EDELMAN/AFP // Getty Images 6. It's RECEIVE not RECIEVE Economic Stimulus Package Tax Rebate Checks Printed Getty Images 7. It's ESPRESSO not EXPRESSO Grace Rowan/ Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley Grace Rowan/ Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley 8. It's PUBLICLY not PUBLICALLY 9. It's SEPARATE not SEPERATE Cracked gold wedding ring -- divorce or infidelity concept zimmytws 10. It's ASTIGMATISM not A STIGMATISM surprise entrepreneur holding his eyeglasses grey background dangrytsku 11. It's CALENDAR not CALENDER Calendar icon - Vector natrot 12. It's TONGUE not TOUNGE adogslifephoto adogslifephoto 13. It's UNFORESEEN not UNFORSEEN Confused young man KatarzynaBialasiewicz 14. It's FURTHER not FUTHER 15. It's COMMITTEE not COMMITEE Jan. 30: WHO declares a Public Health Emergency FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP // Getty Images 16. It's ECSTASY not ECSTACY SIphotography SIphotography 17. It's ENVIRONMENT not ENVIORNMENT Earth-Asia Pacific Region lixuyao 18. It's PRIVILEGE not PRIVALEGE 94027 The Nation's Most Expensive Zip Code Getty Images 19. It's EMBARRASS not EMBARASS Jim (Jason Biggs Is Caught In An Embarrassing Moment By His Mom (Molly Cheek And Dad (Eugene Levy Getty Images 20. It's RESTAURANT not RESTARAUNT Large group of friends having fun and drinking beer at a restaurant Antonio_Diaz LOOK: The top holiday toys from the year you were born
With the holiday spirit in the air, it’s the perfect time to dive into the history of iconic holiday gifts. Using national toy archives and data curated by
from 1920 to today,
searched for products that caught hold of the public zeitgeist through novelty, innovation, kitsch, quirk, or simply great timing, and then rocketed to success.