Sheppey is spelt with two ‘e’s because it’s a place name

Sheppey, as in the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, is correctly spelt with two ‘e’s – ‘Sheppey’.

For some unknown reason – many people on the internet seem to assume they somehow ‘know better’ – by incorrectly ‘correcting’ the name to ‘Sheppy’ or ‘Isle of Sheppy’.

But there’s no such place as ‘Sheppy’ – just as there’s no such place as ‘Londn’ – so unless you want to mark yourself out as an idiot, don’t fall into this trap!

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