Sky News: Adults embarrassed in spelling study: "Sydneysiders and Melburnians have been left red-faced after a survey showed more than two-thirds of them have trouble spelling the word embarrass.
The Galaxy survey asked 400 people aged over 16 years to spell eight commonly misspelled words.
About 70 per cent couldn't spell accommodation, one in two people spelled accessory wrong and a quarter had trouble with February.
Other tricky words included guarantee, opportunity, eighth and receipt.
The survey found women were better spellers than men."