“In every land, on every hand, it’s thoroughly agreed. The English language to explain is very hard indeed.” – Harry Hemsley
The English language, for all practical purposes, is a bit of a pickle. Countless words sound the same but have different meanings. Others are spelled in a particular pattern, but are pronounced oh-so-differently. Classic case? P-U-T ‘put’, and B-U-T ‘but’.
But English is also a mighty vast language, so it’s only obvious that you won’t know every word. But the following 10? It’s HIGH TIME we pulled up our socks and stopped making these mistakes.