I often have doubts over a word's appearance and fret over the spelling or meaning of a word that seemed right but looks dodgy when typed out. Thankfully there are online dictionaries, huzzah.
Recently I was tempted to use the word "gaol" in one discussion, but typed out it looked odd and I wondered if I was being a tad too anachronistic and if the American "jail" or the term "prison" would be better. I learnt that "jail" and "gaol" are synonymous but that "prison" has a different meaning.
What tickled me was one online dictionary's definitions of "gaol" that simply has to be shared.
Rummage around here and read down to find what presumably an American has written 'bout British folk using the term "gaol" :
see jail, you tea-sodden football hooligan.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper
Tea-sodden, well, quite possibly :-)