Can you pronounce these words and spell them from memory: either, protein, caffein … height … neighbor, weight, freight … foreign … human being? English is hard for native speakers, too. Many Americans, including Bush and Palin, say “nucular” instead of “nuclear”. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. “What you ought to know dot com” (224 shows so far) presents words that we have a hard time with.
English teachers and writers, this one is for you:
From 3:40: “You know, it’s not even a matter of semantics. Using simplistic, good versus evil rhetoric to obfuscate (verdunkeln) really complex situations… I mean, he talks at us like we’re kindergartners. It’s no wonder people misunderestimate (!) him.”