I am usually pretty good at spelling. (I humbly add that I was the 8th grade spelling champion at my Junior High School way back in the stone ages).
I discovered tonight, though, that I have been spelling my favorite color wrong for a very long time!
I was posting some photos to Facebook from our fabulous trip to Turkey. When it came time to add the descriptions, I Googled how to spell Bougainvillea. Then I added the adjective “fuschia.” It had the little red wiggly line under it, so I thought maybe I should Google that word, too, even though I was fairly sure I had spelled the color correctly.
Up came a blog post entitled “Is it Fuchsia or Fuschia?” I read the blog post and was surprised to find that I am not alone in my confusion! Here is the link to the blog post. In it you will find the answer to this tricky and confusing question.
I would be happy to hear if any of you are phantom fuchsia misspellers, too.