Below is a reprint (is that the right word?) of a blog post by a new friend. I met Marc Kray at a gathering of people who like Iowa Hawkeye football. (So, he has to be a good guy) Marc is a realtor in Loveland, and I had no idea he had a blog until he shared this post on weird words with me.
His blog is www.taoofmarc.com
With permission, here is his blog post on words:
The English language (funny in and of itself considering the “English” spoken in England is vastly different than the “English” spoken in the US and other places) is full of strange words, double meanings, double spellings, and just all-around bizarreness that I couldn’t help but start a list. Send me your favorite weird words and I’ll add them here.
In no particular order (just the order I wrote them down here):
Weird – i before e except after c, and except in some proper nouns, and except in the word ‘weird’