Do you ever look at a word so long when youâ€™re trying to spell it that you start doubting that itâ€™s really a word?
Tacoma. Ta-co-ma. Tacoma. Yeah, thatâ€™s right. Taco-MAHHH! (like the evil priest shouting â€śKali Ma!â€ť in Temple of Doom while struggling with Indiana Jones).
Tacoma? Hmm. This is such a simple word, yet the Native Americans had a different version. Tahoma. The name of the mighty mountain. Ta-ho-maâ€¦. Ta-ho-MAHHHH!!!
Itâ€™s amazing how much you can question your judgment when you think about a word too much. This same sort of overcautious analysis seems to be contributing to a cultural crisis involving apostrophes and quotation marks. You know, the â€śdoinkâ€ť and â€śdoink doinkâ€ť marks.