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How should it be spelled?

Nuclear 32 94.12%
 
Nucular 2 5.88%
 
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Should English dictionaries correct the spelling of nuclear to nucular?



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Jumpin said:

Should English dictionaries correct the spelling of nuclear to nucular?

No, because then most people would pronounce it Nucular, which is terrible.

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No the spelling is fine.



It's actually Nuklur.



Don't most people pronounce it nuclear? I feel like I only hear kids say nucular, a bit like calling the library a liburry.



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Not if they're English dictionaries, no. Nuclear is the correct English spelling.



Who pronounces it nucular?



The only person I'll ever accept saying "nucular" is Homer Simpson...



Nuclear.



Do you pronounce 'nucleus' as 'nuculeus'?