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Getting it Done

150 Words Often Misspelled in Business Letters

I was sifting through old notebooks the other day and I came across a ten-year-old composition notebook I used in college English comp. It had an old handout of misspelled words, and I thought it would be useful to put them here. I wish I could give credit to the source of this information but it is a photocopy of some other source and does not have a reference.
Here we go:
absence
accept
accidentally
accommodation
acknowledge
acquaintance
acquisition
adjustment
administrative
affirmative
aggregate
agreement
allege
anticipate
apparatus
apparently
appropriate
architecture
arrangement
assignment
associate
available
beginning
bookkeeper
bureaus
candidate
characteristic
circular
circumstance
commissioners
committee
competitors
conference
confident
consequence
controversy
convenient
cooperation
cordially
correspondent
creditor
criticism
current
customary
dangerous
decision
defendants
deferred
delegate
develop
difficulty
disappoint
disposal
dissatisfied
earliest
economical
efficiency
elimination
embarrass
entitle
especially
exclusively
exhibition
existence
extravagant
facilities
finally
financial
foreign
frequent
haphazard
illustration
immediately
incidentally
increasing
indebted
industrial
injunction
install
interrupt
investigation
judgment
justifiable
legitimate
machinery
majority
maneuver
minimum
minority
necessary
negative
obstacles
occurrence
official
opponents
pamphlet
paragraph
partially
patient
peculiar
personnel
politician
possession
possibility
preliminary
premium
preparation
presidency
privilege
probably
proceed
proprietor
qualified
questionnaire
reasonable
receipt
receiving
recognition
recommendation
reference
referred
reliability
responsible
routine
sanitary
schedule
seize
separate
similar
sincerely
socialism
soliciting
specimen
statistics
strenuous
structure
subsidy
successor
sufficient
superintendent
supersede
suspicious
sympathize
tariff
temporary
testimony
unanimous
undoubtedly
unusually
valuable

Now it is here for your reference. Enjoy!

Best Toy Ever

I recently found an article at MSNBC about a soldier whose brother sent him a radio-controlled truck with a video camera to help him check for bombs under vehicles. The truck became a favorite toy among the soldiers as it was a good way to pass some time playing with it.

Some time later, though, the soldier lent the truck to a patrol unit. The unit saw something funny during their route and decided after a few minutes to send the truck out to have a look. It ended up snagging on a trip wire and triggering what they estimated was a 500-pound bomb. The truck obviously didn’t survive, but six soldiers’ lives were spared because of it.

In a time of multi-million-dollar airplanes, efficient tactical satellites, huge tanks, and nuclear-powered ships, the Army made quite a difference with a $200 toy. I would doubt the Army would have a reason to send thousands of radio-controlled trucks over there, but a few hundred couldn’t hurt. I’m willing to send any help those soldiers can get on the ground. What do you think?

Where’s George?

Anika and I got a dollar yesterday at Starbucks that had wheresgeorge.com stamped on it. It’s the first one I’ve ever had myself. I’d seen friends who had come into contact with one but I never got to follow up on any.

We went to the site with it today and logged it. I was disappointed to find that this was only the second logging of this particular dollar, with the initial entry from Savannah over a year ago.

I signed up to receive updates on the bill. To ensure it really goes somewhere, I’m going to take my wife’s idea of spending it at the Atlanta airport this week. I’ll update this post if I hear back from the dollar.