Military Related Words Commonly Misspelled

"Cavalry" - normally misspelled as "calvary" or "calvery"
An easy way to remember "cavalry" is that you say "I'll join the cav" rather than "I'll join the cal" which doesn't make much sense.


"Corps" - normally misspelled as "corp"
"Corp" is the old Army abbreviationfor "corporal" (before 1968 -- it changed to "CPL" after 1968). It also might mean "corporation" if followed by a period; i.e., "corp.". However it is properly spelled as: "Marine Corps"; "Military Police Corps", and "Corps of Cadets". All are "corp" with an "s" on the word.