"Are we allowed to do that?" she said aloud. How good is your spelling of words beginning at ae? Find out in this KS3 quiz.
The school doctor asked "Have you ever had trouble with appendicitis?" Fred replied "Only when I've tried to spell it". BA DUM TSS!
Do you ever wonder about the number of "silent" letters in English? Or why words are not pronounced as you might think they ought to be? Explanations for the difficulties people face when trying to spell English words usually come down to one of two reasons: either the word has been part of the English language for a very long time and its pronunciation has changed over the centuries, or the word is borrowed from another language. The suffix, -itis, is a Latin form of a Greek suffix. Its use in English is usually in medical terminology used to describe disease, for instance "appendicitis", "vasculitis" or "arthritis".