Sixteen Hard-to-Spell Words That Houstonians Know
Words are tricky. Not everything is spelled phonetically. Unique spellings just add a special character to a place, in a way, these are our words. Sometimes, the only way to learn how to spell words is by seeing them often enough.
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We decided to think up a list of things only Houstonians know how to spell. Below are 16 words that people who aren't from Houston might fumble over, but that Houstonians know by heart.
How many ways can this one get misspelled? Kerkandahl? Kirkendall?
The "h" might be silent in Humble, Texas, but don't forget about it.
Another Houston family name that's grown big in the restaurant business. People pronounce it "Poppas" and "Papas," but it's spelled "Pappas."
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The Italian chain has Houston origins. There are now over 200 locations though, so maybe people all over the country know how to spell this one.
No numerals needed when it comes to this Houston rap legend.
When talking about Houston's 445-acre park, use two n's.