How do you spell ventriloquist? Many people are not sure how to spell ventriloquist and they spell it incorrectly as ventriliquist. It is not ventriliquist but ventriloquist. It’s understandable that people would spell it ventriliquist since the “i” and the “o” sound virtually indistinguishable. Learning how to spell and write in English is not easy so figuring out how to spell ventriloquist or ventriloquist is a natural consequence of the craziness of the English language. Pages upon pages have been written about English orthography and many orthographians (just kidding! that word does not exist.), I mean linguists, are now debating some of the arbitrary rules of our English orthography. But whether you can spell or not, is no biggie. Why? Because how to spell ventriloquist is not a problem for Google or any of the search engines since these search engines will correct your spelling and point you in the right direction.
The interesting thing is that the reason you get confused about the spelling of ventriloquist or ventriloquism is the same reason that ventriloquists can trick your brain. You see, both the i and the o have very similar sounds; in fact, these vowel sounds are almost indistinguishable from one another in the word “ventrilqouist”. Ventriloquists use this knowledge of sounds to their advantage and use it to trick the brain. (You can read more about how ventriloquists work to trick the brain here.)
Ventriliquist Dummies or Ventriloquist Dummies?
Fortunately for you, whether you spell it