The spelling thread got me thinking about this. Do you know anyone who uses words which don't even exist as part of their normal speech ? For example, I have a friend who often says TRET, as in "The waiters at the restaurant TRET us well last night". You can see what he's done. Many years ago he decided that if the past tense of Meet is Met, then the past tense of Treat must be Tret........ Any others?