This is Johanna Stirling's blog about English spelling. How it works, how to learn it, how to teach it, and how to love it!
Note the stereotype "[U.S.] Southern accent" = "stupid". Just sayin'.
I can't spell Eucalliptus, either. But then I ain't married, either. X
I was going back to look for later comments, and thought of this:A young teacher from far-off Bombay Turned down a request for a lay Nicely couched in a note, Since the fellow who wrote Had spelled "intercoarse" with an a. --Isaac Asimov
Very funny video. I'm Australian and I say gum tree is much easier!
But the question is ... is that the reason why Australians say 'gum tree' as Eucalyptus is too hard to spell? ;-)
erm.. you could be onto something!