Incorrect spelling, explanation: the correct spelling here is feud, because the word originates in French feide. The reason for misspelling
fued may be the pronunciation, which seems to suggest ue sound, however, because of French origin, fued is wrong and the correct form is feud.
Correct spelling, explanation: the word feud originates in Old French feide and Old English fæhth meaning hostility. Therefore, similarly to the original, this word is spelled feud. Pronunciation is similar to this in word fuel and this may be the reason for misspelling
Definition of feud:
noun, quarrel, a long-term argument between people, often with a lot of hostility
He has been feuding with his neighbor since she got a dog.
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In copyright version of the song ‘Together wherever we go’ from the musical ‘Gypsy’, the word is spelled ‘fued’. Stephen Sondheim wrote the words so presumably either he cannot spell or it is an American spelling of ‘feud’.
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