the “p” in dreamt

The other day, I was trying to spell “dreamt”.

In case you didn’t know, it’s spelled D-R-E-A-M-T.

I kept thinking there was a “p” in there somewhere. Say it. “Dreamt”. I said it over and over again, trying to figure out how to spell it without cheating and using spell checker, “Dreamt… Dre-amt… DREMpt.”

You can’t say it a bit of a “p” sound in between the “m” and the “t”. After pronouncing the “m” sound, you have to make a “p” sound to get your lips and tongue in the right place to prouunce the “t”. It’s virtually impossible to dodge that little puff of air known as our “p” sound.

Try it.

But be ye warned when you’re spelling it. There’s no “p”.



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6 responses to “the “p” in dreamt

  1. I definitely tested that. You’re right.

  2. I love that you deem spell check “cheating”. Some would simply call it utilizing your resources. 😉

  3. haha good post..haha

  4. Hannah Miller

    hmmm…I can say it without a p…maybe

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  6. R.

    glad you like it, mr cantarano. i now blog at

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