Lady Rougepen Says: The Devil’s in the Details


There was a famous hiphop song that once stated, “My mind’s playing tricks on me.” Some proper nouns & words do exactly that. Here are some that can “get” you if you don’t pay attention.


Looney Tunes Looney Toons

Jif peanut butter Jiffy peanut butter

Playwright Playwrite

Sugar Suger

Espresso Expresso

Pharaoh Pharoah

Froot Loops cereal Fruit Loops cereal

Double Stuf Oreos Double Stuff Oreos

If you ever use these tricky words, or company names, in formal writing, ensure that you double-check their spelling. I know I do. What are some of your favorite tricky words or names?

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