Despite the diligent tutelage of our Speak and Spells, there are plenty of spellings that continue to elude us.
However, while we sometimes complain about the vagaries of English spelling, would we actually change the spelling of any of the words?
University of Michigan English professor Anne Curzan recently put the question to her students, who decided they would change up “supersede.”
Obviously, since it’s already typed out here on the page, we can’t really ask you how you think “supersede” is spelled.
Be honest though, when you saw it, did it look strange to you?