20 People Who Wanted To Say ‘Bon Appétit’ But Ended Up With ‘Bone Apple Tea’
Margareth SuPublished on
English is a tricky language. It adapted words from a lot of other languages – Latin, French, Greek, and even Arabic. On top of that, there are many silent letters in words, like (h)our, which makes spelling a different thing from speaking and reading.
That can sometimes lead to hilarious situations like these people who didn’t know how to spell the words, but knew how it sounded. The professional term for this is a malapropism, which is when people used other similar-sounding words for that one they don’t know how to spell or to say.