Yesterday, Diari de Tarragona reminded its readers that “Massachusetts” is very, very hard to spell:
It’s true! “Massachusetts” is, by any measure, incredibly hard to spell. Nobody knows how to spell “Massachusetts,” not even the people who live there. Not even former governors John Hancock, Michael Dukakis and Mitt Romney. (Especially Mitt Romney.)
Even I don’t have the faintest idea how to spell “Massachusetts.” And yet, look how many times I have done just that! Modern science has given us Velcro, Twinkies, and several dozen different ways to spell words correctly without committing any specific sequence of letters to memory.
You don’t have to know how to spell “Massachusetts”; you just have to fucking do it.