When I first started to write, I was amazed how many words I didn't know how to spell – everyday words that one speaks but hardly ever writes – words like sure and hardly and underware.
Oh, yes, I had a lot of trouble with the word underware. The word processor didn't like it, but suggested no better spelling, and I was sure that I had got it right. So sure, that I didn't look it up in the dick and harry.
Two months later I decided to try underwear.