We need to address something. American Pharoah, the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years, is spelled incorrectly.

This is the correct spelling:


Why does the historic racehorse's name contain a typo? In a statement released by owner Ahmed Zayat,

"The name request for the 2012 colt American Pharoah was submitted electronically on January 25, 2014, through The Jockey Club's interactive registration site," Gagliano said. "Since the name met all of the criteria for naming and was available, it was granted exactly as it was spelled on the digital name application. We wish Zayat Stables and American Pharoah continued success."

Basically, no one noticed the mistake at the time they submitted the name.

What words do you always spell wrong the first time around? Here are a few words spell check has helped me out with over the years:

  • Definitely
  • Calendar
  • Convenient
  • Maintenance
  • Immediate

What are some words you always get wrong? Let me know in the comment section below.

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