Sunday, January 22, 2012

I say mole, you say molé - what is the right spelling?

The correct spelling of mole is just that - MOLE.

I know you're thinking a rodent is a mole that digs hole.

I know you might think a mole is a unit of measurement in scientific chemical terms.

But that's how mole is spelled. It's pronounced MOH-LEH.

If you ever see molé with an accent over the e, it is just plain wrong. Spelling it molé makes people think that they have made it Mexican by adding the accent. It could come from olé which you shout at a bullfight.

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