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16 Common Food Words We Chronically Misspell

16 Common Food Words We Chronically Misspell

In an age of auto correct, spellcheck, and predictive typing, we’re increasingly prone to forget proper spellings. Particularly tricky words appear to be the first to go, many of which are found in the kitchen. Since it’s essential to know you are communicating accurately, everyone could benefit from brushing up on their spelling. The following 16 food words are some of the most commonly misspelled that you should keep on top of.

Frittata Or Fritata?

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    This Italian breakfast food approximately translates to “egg cake”, but is much more difficult to spell. However, it’s slightly easier if you remember”frittata” comes from the Italian word “fritta” (with two T’s), meaning fried.

    Omelet Or Omelette?

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      “Omelet” or “omelette”? This is a trick question – both are correct. Countries using the United States standard spellings will generally spell it “omelet”, but countries using British standard spellings, or those with French influences, will likely spell it “omelette”.

      Barbecue Or Barbeque?

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        The first easy to misspell word is “barbecue”. The short form “BBQ” is so abundant in packaging that it’s hard to remember that in this word, there’s no Q to be found.

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        Creme Fraiche Or Creme Fresh?

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          This typically sweet creamy sauce is easy to pronounce, but just remember: the name is French. Even though we say it “crem-fresh”, to write it as such is painfully wrong.

          Tomato Or Tomatoe?

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            This is one word from the kitchen that’s easy to misspell because we tend to think of the word “toe”. Despite a hard O sound, there is no E on the end of “tomato”.

            Gnocchi Or Nocchi?

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              Another word that’s easy to misspell is “gnocchi”. A pasta traditionally made from potatoes, this word features another pair of repeating letters. If that’s not enough, the silent G at the beginning is troublesome to remember for  spellers. Sometimes, it helps to picture the word “gnome” when spelling “gnocchi”.

              Reuben Or Ruben?

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                This delicious sandwich is also an easy word to misspell. Not only do the vowels look like they’re in the wrong order, when someone is named Ruben, it’s often spelled differently. Just try to say “R-E-U-ben” in your head.

                Sandwich Or Sandwhich?

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                  Another chronically misspelled food is “sandwich”. With so many meanings to the word “which”, sandwich can be one we mess up too. Another common mistake is to omit the D, because it’s rare you hear it pronounced.

                  Dessert Or Desert?

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                    “Dessert” is another problematic word to spell because it’s easy to confuse with the word “desert”. Like mama always said, the one that’s better has two S’s.

                    Caesar Salad Or Cesar Salad?

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                      “Caesar” is another word where it’s easy to forget letters. No matter how many times we see it, we somehow keep wishing to do away with the first A. Try to remember however, that it’s “Caesar salad”, as in “Julius Caesar”.

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                      Vegetarian Or Vegitarian?

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                        Another word that’s easy to miss spell because of repetitive letters is “vegetarian”. It can sometimes help you to use an E if you say “veggie-tarian” to yourself while spelling. Just don’t add an extra G.

                        Macaroni Or Maccaroni?

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                          Another easy to misspell food word is “macaroni”. For some reason, it always feels like this word should have more than one C or R, but in fact it doesn’t. Hailing from Italy, this pasta’s name might be one you just have to memorize.

                          Daiquiri Or Daquiri?

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                            This word, despite being on drink menus everywhere, is another one we chronically misspell. This word actually comes from a beach in Cuba, and does in fact have an I after the first A.

                            Kernel Or Kernnel?

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                              This word is another food word that’s easy to misspell. A somewhat odd word, “kernel” is not only easy to mix up with “colonel” but also looks like it should have more letters.

                              Macaron Or Macaroon?

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                                Another French food that’s easy to misspell is “macaron”. We pronounce this word “maka-roon”, so many people misspell it as “macaroon”. Since the meringue based dessert hails from France however, “macaron” is more correct.

                                Cappuccino Or Capuccino?

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                                  Another word that is easy to misspell is “cappuccino”. Anytime you have two letters repeating, it can be hard to remember which ones. In this case, try to remember two Ps and two Cs.

                                  Fettuccine Or Fetuccine?

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                                    Just like “cappuccino”, “fettuccine” can be a word where we get confused with double letters. Tty to remember that this word hails from Italy, so the letters break some of the typical English rules.

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                                    Last Updated on September 20, 2018

                                    How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                                    How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                                    Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

                                    If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

                                    1. Breathe

                                    The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

                                    • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
                                    • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
                                    • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

                                    Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

                                    2. Loosen up

                                    After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

                                    Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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                                    3. Chew slowly

                                    Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

                                    Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

                                    Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

                                    4. Let go

                                    Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

                                    The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

                                    It’s not. Promise.

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                                    Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

                                    Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

                                    21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

                                    5. Enjoy the journey

                                    Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

                                    Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

                                    6. Look at the big picture

                                    The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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                                    Will this matter to me…

                                    • Next week?
                                    • Next month?
                                    • Next year?
                                    • In 10 years?

                                    Hint: No, it won’t.

                                    I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

                                    Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

                                    7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

                                    You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

                                    Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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                                    8. Practice patience every day

                                    Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

                                    • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
                                    • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
                                    • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

                                    Final thoughts

                                    Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

                                    Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

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