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The Top 10 Most Misspelled Food Words

The Top 10 Most Misspelled Food Words

When you’re on the prowl for a food delivery and head to GrubHub, you might not realize that they’re keeping track of not only what you’re searching for, but how you spell those words. The company, which recently merged with Seamless, spent the entire month of April tracking the spelling of searches in more than 500 U.S. towns, and their findings might surprise you (or might not). Here are the most misspelled food words:

10) Vegetarian
This word was misspelled almost 2 percent of the time. The most common spellings were "vegitarian" and "vegeterian."

9) Macaroni
Misspelled more than 3 percent of the time, it was incorrectly spelled "macoroni" and "maccaroni."

8) Barbecue
Also misspelled more than 3 percent of the time, every time it was spelled wrong it was spelled "barbacue."

7) Chipotle
Not only one of the most commonly misspelled food words, it’s also one of the most commonly mispronounced food words. The offenders, who misspelled it nearly 4 percent of the time, spelled it "chipolte," of course.

6) Tomato
Just like Dan Quayle, nearly 5 percent of the people who typed this word into the search bar spelled it "tomatoe."

5) Sandwich
It might be shocking, but more than 7 percent of people who tried to order a sandwich via GrubHub spelled it "sandwhich." A smaller percentage also thought that "sandwitch" was the proper spelling.

4) Dessert
More than 10 percent of the population apparently didn’t learn how to spell dessert, spelling it "desert." Two s’s because you want seconds, remember?

3) Omelet/Omelette
This word was misspelled more than 17 percent of the time, which is more understandable than, say, sandwich because of its French origin. "Omlette" and "omlett" were the most common misspellings.

2) Caesar
The name of this salad (and the Roman emperor) was misspelled a whopping 40 percent, with almost 20 percent swapping the "a" and "e" and almost 7 percent leaving off the first "a" entirely, spelling it "cesar."

1) Fettuccine
Odds are, if you’re typed the name of this pasta recently, you’ve spelled it wrong. An astonishing 70 percent of those who typed it into GrubHub’s search bar misspelled it, with an equal percentage turning it into "fettucine" or "fettucini."


Find out about the national cuisines listed below and learn vocabulary for ordering the most popular dishes in each.

  • British Food Vocabulary
  • Chinese Food Vocabulary
  • French Food Vocabulary
  • Indian Food Vocabulary
  • Italian Food Vocabulary
  • Mexican Food Vocabulary
  • Thai Food Vocabulary

appetizer (noun): food served before the main course - For our appetizers we'll have spring rolls and fish cakes, please.

aroma (noun): a nice smell, especially from food, wine, coffee, etc. - I love the aroma of freshly-baked bread.

bake (verb): to cook in an oven - Have you ever tried baking a cake?

bland (adjective): having little taste tasteless - Most people think British food is bland.

course (noun): one part of a meal - French meals usually have three courses the hors d’oeuvre, the entrée and the dessert.

cuisine (noun): a country or region's style of cooking - There's more to Italian cuisine than pizza and pasta.

cutlery (also silverware) (noun): knives, forks, and spoons used for eating - We only use our best cutlery on special occasions.

dairy product (noun): a food made from milk, like butter, cheese, yoghurt, etc. - Dairy products are becoming more popular in Asia.

delicious (adjective): tasting very good - The food in this restaurant is really delicious.

dessert (noun): sweet food eaten at the end of a meal - Have you ever tried Middle-eastern desserts like baklava?

diet (noun): all the foods a person or animal usually eats - My doctor said a vegetarian diet rich in protein is best.

dish (noun): 1. a deep plate for cooking or serving food - I baked the pie in a special pie dish. 2. food prepared and cooked in a particular way - What's your favourite French dish?

entrée (noun): 1. the main course of a meal 2. a course before the main course (Br English) - What did you order for your entrée?

fast food (noun): quickly served food like burgers, French fries, fried chicken, etc. - I only get fast food if I don't have time to cook.

flavour (or flavor in US spelling) (noun): the taste of food or drink - Japanese people think how food looks is as important as the flavour.

fry (verb): to cook something in hot oil or fat - Heat oil in a pan and fry the chopped onions for five minutes.

grain (noun): seeds used as food like wheat, rice, lentils, etc. - Grains like wheat and rye are used to make different kinds of bread.

grill (verb): to cook something just above or below a heat source - Grilling a fish is better than frying it.

heart disease (noun): disease caused by damage to the heart or nearby blood vessels - Eating fatty food increases your risk of developing heart disease.

ingredients (noun): all the foods used to make a dish or meal - What ingredients do we need to make spaghetti sauce?

junk food (noun): foods and food products that are unhealthy because of all the fat, salt or sugar they contain - People who love junk food soon get fat and unhealthy.

kitchenware (noun): things used for preparing food like knives, spoons, pots, dishes, etc. - Our kitchen cupboards are full of kitchenware we hardly ever use.

menu (noun): the list of foods and drinks served in a restaurant, café, pub, etc. - Let's check the menu before deciding whether to eat here.

nutritious (adjective): having nourishing substances we need in order to be healthy - Thai food's nutritious as well as being delicious.

obesity (noun): the unhealthy condition of being very fat or overweight - Obesity wasn't a serious problem here until Western companies opened fast food outlets.

poultry (noun): Birds that people eat, like chickens, ducks, geese, etc - Factory farms keep poultry in tiny cages and the birds never see the outside world.

recipe (noun): instructions for cooking a dish or a meal - My mum has a great recipe for chocolate pudding.

seafood (noun): anything from the sea that can be eaten - If you eat vegetarian food plus fish and seafood, but not meat or poultry, you're a pescatarian/pescetarian.

tableware (noun): things used for serving or eating a meal such as knives, forks, plates, glasses, etc. - Most of our wedding gifts were tableware of one sort or another.

tasteless (adjective): having very little flavour - Vegetarian food can be a bit tasteless, but it can also be really delicious.

tasty (adjective): having a good taste delicious - Bob thinks Indian food is tastier than Chinese food.


100 Most Often Misspelled Words in English

Ready to explore the 100 most often misspelled words in English? Hint: "misspell" is one of them. Below, you'll find a one-stop cure for all your spelling ills.

100 Most Often M̶i̶s̶p̶e̶l̶l̶e̶d̶ Misspelled Words in English

Each word is paired with a mnemonic pill and, if you swallow it, it'll help you to remember how to spell these confusing words. Once you master the orthography of the words on this page, you'll spend less time searching through the dictionary. Let's dive right in.

    - Several words made the list because of the suffix pronounced -êbl but sometimes spelled -ible, sometimes -able. Just remember to accept any table offered to you and you will spell this word OK. - If an -ly adverb comes from an -al adjective ("accidental" in this case), the -al has to be in the spelling. No publical, then publicly. See? And don't forget to double the C. - Remember, this word is large enough to accommodate both a double C AND a double M. - This word is rooted in the prefix ad- but remember this trick: D converts to C before Q. - Acquit follows the D to C before Q rule, too!
  • a lot - Two words! Hopefully, you won't have to allot a lot of time on this problem. - Amateurs need not be mature: this word ends on the French suffix -eur (the equivalent of English -er). - It's apparent that you must pay the rent, so remember this word always has the rent. Double the P, not the R. - Let's not argue about the loss of this verb's silent [e] before the suffix -ment. - Lord help you remember that this word comprises the prefix a- (not) + the (god) + -ist (one who believes).
    - You must believe that I usually comes before E except after C. (Actually, the "i-before-e" rule has more exceptions than words it applies to!) - Nothing to do with the weather. A wether is a gelded ram, chosen to lead the herd (thus his bell) due to the likelihood that he will always remain ahead of the ewes.
    - This word has one E sandwiched between two As. The last vowel is A. - This word is not in a category with "catastrophe" even if it sounds like it: the middle vowel is E. - Don't let this one bury you: it ends in -ery with nary an -ary in it. You already know it starts on C. - The verb "change" keeps its E here to indicate that the G is soft, not hard. - Another -ible word that you just have to remember. - A silent final N is not uncommon in English, especially after M. - If you're committed to correct spelling, you'll remember that this word doubles the final T from "commit." - Don't let misspelling this word weigh on your conscience: CH sound spelled as SC is unusual but legitimate. - Work on your spelling conscientiously and remember this word has the CH sound spelled two different ways: SC and TI. English spelling, huh! - Try to be conscious of the SC [CH] sound and all the vowels in this word's ending and i-o-u a note of congratulations. - The census does not require a consensus, since they are not related.
    - Don't make yourself another daiquiri until you learn how to spell this funny word - the name of a Cuban village. - This word carries a silent E everywhere it goes. - A little discipline in remembering both the S and the C will get you to the correct spelling of this one. - You would be surprised how many sober people omit one of the Ns in drunkenness. - Even smart people forget one of the Bs in this one.
    - This one won't embarrass you if you remember it's large enough for a double R AND a double S. - This word is misspelled "equiptment" a lot. Google it! - Remembering the silent H when you spell this word will lift your spirits and if you remember both As, it will be exhilarating! - Think of the speed limit you shouldn't exceed to remember it's -ceed, not -cede. - You won't find it spelled with an A after the T anywhere in existence. - Don't experience the same problem many have with "existence." Remember, it's -ence!
    - The silent E on fire is cowardly: it retreats inside the word rather than face the suffix -y. - Here's one of several words that violate the i-before-e rule. (See "believe" above.)
    - To learn to gauge the positioning of the A and U in this word remember they're in alphabetical order. - Keeping "great" out of "grateful" is great. - This word isn't spelled like "warranty," even though they're synonyms.
    - This word is too small for two sets of double letters, just double the S on the end. - English reaches the height (not heigth!) of absurdity when it spells "height" and "width" so differently. - The i-before-e rule works fine here, so what's the problem? - The R is so weak here, it needs an O on both sides to hold it up.
    - Don't show your ignorance by spelling this word with -ence! - The immediate thing to remember is that this word uses the prefix in- (not), where the N becomes an M before M (or B or P). - Please be independent but not in your spelling of this word. It ends on -ent. - Knowing this word ends on -able is indispensable to good writing. - This one sounds like a shot in the eye. One N in the eye is enough. - Using two Ls in this word and ending it on -ence rather than -ance are marks of . . . you guessed it. - The apostrophe marks a contraction of "it is." Something that belongs to "it" is "its."
    - It's made by a jeweler but the last E flees the scene like a jewel thief. - Traditionally, the word has been spelled judgment in all forms of the English language. However, the spelling "judgement" largely replaced judgment in Britain in non-legal contexts. In the context of the law, however, judgment is still preferred.
    - Yet another violator of the i-before-e rule. - Another French word throwing us an orthographical curve: a second I after the A and an S that sounds like a Z. - It may be as enjoyable as a berry patch but that isn't the way it's spelled. That first R should be pronounced. - Where does English get license to use both its letters for the S sound in one word?
    - The main tenants of this word are "main" and "tenance" even though it comes from the verb "maintain." - Man, the price paid for borrowing from French is high. This one goes back to French main + oeuvre "hand-work," a spelling better retained by the British in "manoeuvre." - The medieval orthography of English even lays traps for you: everything about the MIDdle Ages is MEDieval or, as the British would write, mediaeval. - You might wonder why something that reminds you of a moment is spelled "memento?" Well, it's from the Latin for "remember." - This word is large enough to hold two sets of double consonants, double L and double N. - Since that A is seldom pronounced, it's seldom included in the spelling. But remember this one is a "mini ature." - Since something minuscule is smaller than a miniature, it's a minus, not a mini. See? - This mischievous word holds two traps: an I before the E, and an -ous not -us (or even -ious) ending. - What is more embarrassing than to misspell the name of the problem? Just remember that it is mis + spell.
    - The word "neighbor" invokes the silent "gh" as well as the "ei" sounded as "a" rule. This is fraught with error potential. - The E is noticeably retained in this word to indicate the C is soft, (pronounced like S). Without the E, it would be hard (pronounced like K), as in "applicable."
    - Writers occasionally tire of doubling so many consonants and choose to omit one, usually one of the Ls. Don't do that. - Remember not only the occurrence of double consonants in this word, but also the suffix -ence, not -ance.
    - Since a pastime is something you do to pass the time, you would expect a double S here. Sadly, the second S slipped through the cracks of English orthography long ago. - All it takes is perseverance and you can be a perfect speller. The suffix is -ance, ruining an almost perfect run of Es. - It's not personal that personnel has two Ns, one L, it's business. - Since playwrights write plays, they should be "play-writes," right? Wrong. In Old English a play writer was called a "play worker" and "wright" is from an old form of "work." - Possession possesses more Ss than a hissing snake. - What follows, succeeds, so what goes before should, what? Nothing confuses English spelling more than common sense. We "succeed" but "precede" (from the Latin words pre + cedere meaning to go before). - The spelling principle to remember here is that the school principal is a prince and a pal. - According to the pronunciation of this word, that middle vowel could be anything. Remember: two Is and two Es in that order. - Nouns often differ from the verbs they're derived from. This is one of those. In this case, as the second O has been dropped from pronounce, the pronunciation is different, too, an important clue. - Let's publicly declare the rule (again): if the adverb comes from an adjective ending in -al, include that ending in the adverb. If not, as in here, you don't.
    - The French doing it to us again. Don't question it, just double up on the Ns and don't forget the silent E on the end.
    - Surely, you've received the message by now: I before E except after . . . - Think of this word as the equivalent of commending: re + commend. That would be recommendable. - Final consonants are often doubled before suffixes (remit, remitted). However, this rule applies to accented syllables ending on L and R, e.g. "rebelled" or "referred" and not containing a diphthong, e.g. "prevailed." - Refer to the aforementioned word and remember to add -ence to the end of the noun. - The relevant factor here is that the word is not "revelant," "revelent," or even "relevent." It's all about L before V and the suffix -ant. - Actually, "rime" was the correct spelling until 1650. After that, people began spelling it like "rhythm." - This one was borrowed from Greek (and conveniently never returned) so it's spelled the way we spell words borrowed from Greek and never returned.
    - If perfecting your spelling is on your schedule, remember the SK sound is spelled as in "school." - How do you separate the Es from the As in this word? Simple: the Es surround the As. - The A needed in the first syllable of this word has been marched to the back of the line. Remember that, and the fact that E is used in both syllables, and you can write your sergeant without fear of misspelling his rank. - This word supersedes all others in perversity. This is the only English word based on this stem -sede. Supersede combines the Latin words super + sedere meaning to sit above.
    /they're/there - They're all pronounced the same but their spelling is different. "Their" is possessive. "They're" is the contraction of "they are." Everywhere else it's "there." - This one can push you over the threshold. It looks like a compound of thresh + hold but it isn't. Two Hs in the word are enough. - Even if you omit the F in your pronunciation of this word (which you shouldn't), it's retained in the spelling. - If you are still resisting the tyranny of English orthography at this point, you must face the problem of the Y inside this word. The guy is a "tyrant" and his problem is "tyranny." (Don't forget to double up on the Ns, too.)
    - Whether you like the weather or not, you have to have the A after the E when you spell it. - This word is an exception to the rule about I before E except after. So, rules can be broken! That's weird!

2) Kajmak

Kajmak is on the TOP 10 Serbian Foods list. Kajmak is a traditional Serbian dish. The most delicious one is made in private households and you can always find it at our food markets (pijaca on serbian). It’s made of unpasteurised and unhomogenized milk. Like some type of unripened and “new” cheese. Gets along perfectly with cevapcici or with any other meat dish, or you can eat it by itself with flatbread.

Belgrade food is a relic to all Belgradians, and tourist easily fall in love at a first byte…


The 25 Most Commonly Misspelled Words

Unfortunatly Unfortunately, there are a lot of wierd weird words out there. But don't be intimadated intimidated! These sneaky tricksters &mdash as identified by Google Trends and the Oxford Dictionary &mdash won't embarass embarrass you any longer thanks to a few helpful hints.

Most grade schoolers learn the familiar mnemonic "I before E, except after C," but a recent analysis found that "cie" words actually outnumber "cei" ones in the English language. Either way, the first part of the rule applies to this tricky verb.

Since speakers sometimes pronounce it with three As, the written version often gets misspelled the same way.

Remember the two Ps and your former English teacher will appreciate you spelling this word correctly.

Another "I before E" word, believe also gets subjected to the all-too-common switcheroo.

The single Z and two Rs may look bizarre to you, but this adjective copies the original French spelling exactly.

If it makes you feel any better, the etymology traces back to the Middle English word calender, but the spelling evolved into something a bit trickier by swapping in an A at the end.

One L or two Ls? The answer depends on where you live. While Brits favor the latter, most American dictionaries and style guides advocate for the former. Lexicographer Noah Webster helped implement this simplified spelling all the way back in 1898.

If this word is your nemesis, remember that it essentially has two of everything: Ms, Ts and Es.

Subconsciously you want to spell this psych term without an S, but don't forget to slip it in there!

By the time you figure out how to spell it right (E, then N and I, with an -ence at the end), it's not very convenient to use at all.

It's an easy mistake. When the adjective includes a U, it feels like the noun should get one as well.

If it was pronounced def-in-IGHT-ly, definitely might be easier to spell. Until then, you'll just have to type it out three times until that squiggly red line goes away.

Stemming from the Middle English word disapointen &mdash to dispossess &mdash this word gained an extra P somewhere along the way. An extra S was never part of the equation.

Maybe embarrassing is spelled this way (two Rs, two Ss) because it's kinda embarrassing when you get it wrong.

The soft G sounds like a J, but don't let the pronunciation fool you. The noun actually comes from the Anglo-French legal phrase "[cest] action gist," or "[this] action lies."

Don't drop that E! Most people remember the double Ms, but a set of Es also hides out in here as well.

Can't decide whether it's -able or -ible? Oxford Dictionary offers the following rule of thumb: "When a word ends in -ible, it's less likely that the part before the ending will be a recognizable English word." Of course, there are plenty of exceptions: illegible, navigable and flexible, to name a few.

If these 11 letters always trip you up, you might live in Texas or Missouri. Those two states google its spelling more than any other word, according to Google Trends.

That extra C? So not necessary. This adjective stems from Latin word necessarius, which gets the same basic setup minus the tail end of it.

Hopefully you have spell-check on, because that missing E isn't always noticeable.

Literally 40% of this word is just the letter S. (There's four of them, if you're counting.)

Thank goodness for autocorrect, because otherwise nobody would ever remember whether it's P-A-R or P-E-R. Besides, many people skip the middle syllable altogether when saying it out loud.

Even if you remember the double Rs, there's still the temptation to go with two Ms. Don't fall for it!

Some -ly words skip the E, but unfortunately for unsure spellers this isn't one of them.

It's fitting that the word weird looks a little weird. An exception to the rule, I does not come before E, just like other tricksters like foreign, caffeine and leisure.


Pot Roast

This flaky and tender beef roast cooks in the oven for 3 hours. So even if time-consuming, most of the cooking happens without you having to do anything. Just sauteé the onions, brown your meat, reduce the red wine and place everything in the oven with beef broth, and herbs.

You have the option to add potatoes after 2 hours of cooking or leave it untouched for the whole 3 hours of oven time. If you choose to skip the potatoes in the roast, bake some candied sweet potatoes in the same oven to serve as a side dish. Add other vegetables to your roast, like turnips and peppers, so you won't have to worry about making a vegetable dish.


The 11 Most Disgusting Recipes of All Time

You won't believe able to take your eyes off these beautiful monstrosities.

Seriously, they're like total train wrecks&mdashhorrible and yet so intriguing.

Complete with mayo "frosting" and mustard detailing. We don't even want to know how many layers of processed meat that is.

We're guilty of making blanket statements like avocado making everything better. But red-sauced spaghetti is definitely an exception. (Isn't that obvious, though?)

Marmite is already repulsive enough, it doesn't need to go and ruin cheddar cheese and mustard, too.

Crushing up Doritos never sounds like a good idea (unless you're making a souped-up version of Frito pie) but pouring Mountain Dew on top of that is pure blasphemy.

Remember when Dale Earnhardt Jr. pissed off the internet with this totally absurd sandwich? Of course you do. How could you ever forget the terror you felt?

The rainbow fad has reached its peak with this soppy-looking dish of macaroni and cheese. But even the magical power of unicorns can't save this dinner.

Jelly made from Pringles, for Pringles&mdashoddly inspired by the tagline: "You don't just eat 'em, you jam 'em." We're still not even close to OKA with this.

This sad excuse for a meal is allegedly ground beef mixed with not just sour cream but dill-flavored cream cheese. And there's some slightly undercooked rigatoni in there, too.

Stuff a loaf with cottage cheese, wrap it in dough, top it with ketchup and then bake it for 10 minutes? Sounds like a disaster. Looks like one, too.


10 famous world recipes

From Britain to Spain, Africa to Greece &ndash HELLO! Online has gathered 10 of the world's most famous recipes from the new e-booklet Travel Around the World in 80 Plates by Kenwood. With some of the globe's most renowned celebrity chefs sharing their special recipes, including Irish stew and Britain's sticky toffee pudding, to the more exotic lamb tagine from Morocco, India's traditional sweet gulab jamun and Spain's typical gazpacho, these unique and delicious foods vary from delicious desserts to perfect vegetarian options and meat dishes that are sure to make your tastebuds tingle.

Whether you fancy a slice of New York cheesecake or a meat-packed South African dish called bobotie &ndash get up to speed with your world foods with these 10 tempting dishes.

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India's gulab jamun, one of the recipes from Kenwood's booklet Around the World in 80 Plates


What Words Get Misspelled in Web Searches?

Friday night marks the conclusion of the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, in which words like "guerdon" (meaning reward) and "Laodicean" (meaning indifferent or lukewarm) separate the winners from the rest.

The Spelling Bee contestants are clearly at the top of their game, but what about ordinary English-speakers? Google, Yahoo and other search engines pay attention to misspellings because they can affect people's searches, and Google estimates that between 10% and 20% of queries contain a misspelling.

"The number varies depending on how you define a misspelling" -- for example whether you include obvious typos, or count "You Tube" as incorrectly spelled because the real name does not contain a space, wrote Mark Paskin, a Google software engineer who works on spell correction, in an email to Digits.

The examples of misspellings that Google sees most often are typos of very frequently searched terms, such as "Criagslist" instead of "Craigslist" and "Facebok" instead of "Facebook." But Mr. Paskin said words that aren't spelled the way they sound also give people trouble. He cited a few of the most common examples:

* "definitely," which is often spelled "definately," "definetly" or "definatly"
* "stilettos," which people spell "stilletos," and "stillettos"
* "mischievous," spelled "mischevious" and "mischievious" and
* "nauseous," which comes out "nautious," "nauseas" and "nausious."


9. Fir-Fir (sautéed injera)

The most typical Ethiopian breakfast is fir-fir, shredded leftover injera that’s stir-fried with berbere and kibbe. The spicy, carb-y morning meal might be mixed with leftover shiro or meat stews. And yes, even though the main ingredient in fir-fir is injera, it’ll probably be served with more injera on the side.

Doro wat (Photo: Jenny Miller)


Pickles are another in the “love them or loathe them” category. Delish mentioned three reasons why they may turn people off — their phallic shape, their sour smell, and the fact that they make an obnoxious crunching noise when you eat them.

Ah, cantaloupe.

It’s a sweet summer fruit, but arguably the least popular addition to a fruit salad. Especially since most fruit salads load up on it as filler. After eating the other fruits around it, the cantaloupe itself seems a little bland.


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