Why is Chauffeur a tricky one to spell?
Updated: Jan 4
The word Chauffeur has French origins. The French word "Chauffeur" actually means "stoker" and dates back to the age of steam trains. In turn, the word Chauffeur came from Chauffer - the French verb meaning "to heat". So it is easy to understand how today it is easy to misspell or typo the word Chauffeur - even we have trouble occasionally! An aide memoire is to remembers two f's and two u's .... if you haven't got those you are definitely wrong! And to add further, our international (and some domestic) clients still refer to a chauffeur service as a limo or limousine service - which is not incorrect! Select Chauffeurs don't provide "stretch limousine" services but we do provide "limousine" services.
We recently were surprised when one of our US based clients cited the phrase "coach" in her review of Select Chauffeurs.
Now Google and the other search engines are pretty good at working out what we were trying to type but just in case you have fallen victim to the above, here are the common misspellings of the word Chauffeur! chaffeur