Hard-to-Spell Food Words, a List

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Speling iz trickie -- especialy when u write bout food for a livving. Not only do you have to pen correctly the 250,000 or so words in the English language. Food and its lexicon are international, multilingual, and ever-evolving, meaning there are even more ways to make linguistic slips -- and to make an ass out of yourself in print.

Behold our collection of hard-to-spell food words, after the jump.

Robert Sietsema

macaron
ziti
bechamel
allioli (Spanish aioli)
lo mein
parfait
lasagna

Lauren Shockey

tlacoyos
gruner veltliner
soppressata
pissaladière

Victoria Bekiempis

zucchini
broccoli
Parmigiano-Reggiano
pierogi
spumante
okonomiyaki
shakshuka
sufganiyot

Lauren Bloomberg

Mediterranean (as in the cuisine)
Colicchio (as in Tom)
fettuccine

Brian Parks

smorgasbord


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3 comments
Mdfd
Mdfd

Hard words from Robert Sietsema

Art
Art

are you kidding. You are overlooking the obvious. I have to spell "it" approx. 2 times a year and I still can't. the dictionary won't help and word spell check fails to spell hors d"oeuvres

D Aronoff
D Aronoff

I think Ms. Shockey had the hardest words to spell, but good job all!

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