Things That I Hate

The Word “Plaid”

Honestly, I don’t understand why “plaid” is spelled the way it is. Technically speaking, with the letters included in this particular word, it should be pronounced “pah-layed” but it’s actually pronounced “pah-lad”. Why don’t we just spell it “pladd”? The other letters are misleading, unnecessary, and stupid.


  1. It’s a Gaelic word. It wasn’t pronounced that way until it was dumbed down by English speaking people. A variation of this explanation applies to every word we use that isn’t pronounced according to the way it’s spelled.

    • by Bronzelike
    • 3 May 2011, 1:57 PM

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