The English language is full of inconsistencies and irregularities, which results in unusual English spellings. The minute you find one rule that should cover every contingency, an exception pops up.
To be literate in English takes a lot of work. It's not an easy language to write if you’re not familiar with all the spelling rules - and the often larger list of exceptions.
The ancient and esteemed pathway through which English has evolved has a lot to do with its spelling irregularities. One word may be spelled one way while the word that rhymes with it is spelled differently. Let’s explore some unusual spellings in English and commit them to memory.
"It shall be unlawful for a negro and white person to play together or in company with each other at any game of pool or billiards." This selection is an example of a Jim Crow law that was in effect in the state of Alabama from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.