spelling of missle or missileBy Erik Maldre / July 11, 2006 July 11, 2006 / 3 Comments My whole life I thought that an object or weapon that is fired, thrown, dropped, or otherwise projected at a target was spelled “missle“. I just learned that it is actually spelled “missile“.Related
I stopped spelling it missle when I heard people saying “Miss Aisle” and looked it up. They’re pronunciation was skewed, but I never forgot that second “i” after that.
Wow. I’ve been spelling it wrong my whole life. Then again, I don’t ever recall having the need to spell missle/missile.
Here’s some stats on missle/missile
Google results on just .gov sites:
(ha! look at all the typos on goverment websites!)
Number of people searching via overture sites (i think yahoo is included in this):
Top google ad bid
I guess most people do spell it right.
Missile is an archaic form of missle. If you live in the past it’s missile. If you live in the present it’s missle.