15 of the hardest words to spell in the English language
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Instead of adding a letter like in the case of “orangutan,” people pronouncing this already-tricky word tend to skip over the second “r” altogether. This mouthful actually comes from a nearly identical Latin word, paraphernālia, which referred to the belongings or property of a bride-to-be, similar to a dowry. Needless to say, the word has modernised, as now it can describe everything from ski gear to musical amplifiers to mobile phone chargers.
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