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> A light hearted view of common spelling mistakes, Which ones get yer goat?
x2lls
post Dec 26 2012, 11:23 AM
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Looser, something that is ill fitting.
Loser, someone who fails to win.





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post Dec 26 2012, 11:32 AM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Dec 26 2012, 12:23 PM) *
Looser, something that is ill fitting.
Loser, someone who fails to win.

Not really a spelling issue but many do not seem to know the difference between the words "affect" and "effect".
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Andy Capp
post Dec 26 2012, 11:35 AM
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Should of and should've.
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post Dec 26 2012, 11:48 AM
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I agree with Andy, that's the worst one!
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post Dec 26 2012, 12:22 PM
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Well, I'll just go with Mark Twain 'I don't give a **** for a man that can only spell a word one way.'!

(Its the ***** that get me. The word blotted out here isn't a profanity or a blasphemy, it just means smallest morsel and has done since Shakespeare used it. )


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post Dec 26 2012, 01:25 PM
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If one really wishes to experience spelling at her worst go on eBay , especially the used car listings , and either laugh or cry at such offerings as " resent breaks" ,neads tires , and no falts nown .
My spell checker has just given up the will to live. laugh.gif


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post Dec 26 2012, 04:47 PM
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Like Biker1 it's bad grammar that get me. "Less" instead of "fewer" is my pet bugbear. (But only slightly higher on the Richter scale than affect/effect.)

Really makes me loose my cool smile.gif
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post Dec 26 2012, 05:32 PM
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There is...
Their toys.....
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Andy Capp
post Dec 26 2012, 06:58 PM
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QUOTE (Exhausted @ Dec 26 2012, 05:32 PM) *
There is...
Their toys.....

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post Dec 26 2012, 08:03 PM
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My favourite ebay listing is one that has been going for years - a picture agency attempting to cash in on old press photos has a picture of Cheam School kitchens - from the time when Prince Charles went to the school.

They are selling it as '1957 Newbury Charm School for Future Royalty'.
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post Dec 26 2012, 08:19 PM
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As long as I can read the sentence I don't really care... grammar is more important than spelling.
However it does kind of irritate me when someone puts "your" instead of "you're" - A one off mistake is fine but when they do it constantly...
Grr.


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post Dec 26 2012, 09:14 PM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Dec 26 2012, 08:19 PM) *
As long as I can read the sentence I don't really care... grammar is more important than spelling.
However it does kind of irritate me when someone puts "your" instead of "you're" - A one off mistake is fine but when they do it constantly...
Grr.



But that is a characteristic of spelling incorrectly. We tend to get the same thing wrong every time, or at least have to write it a couple of times to get it right. Let's just put it in motoring perspective. It really doesn't matter if I don't indicate, I know where I am going. It's OK, the tyres are a bit bald, but they still go round and round! wink.gif


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post Dec 26 2012, 09:25 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Dec 26 2012, 06:58 PM) *
huh.gif ???


Crikey Andy. Just for you,

The people who use the incorrect version of there/their. There you go, that's their problem. Put it there.

Incorrect There toys.
Correct Their toys.

Incorrect Their is a way to go yet.
Correct. There is a way to go yet.
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post Dec 26 2012, 09:54 PM
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Here's a blinding effort for you taken from a selling page, which had myself and a few others in fits of laughter: "chester draws".

I kid you not! blink.gif
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post Dec 26 2012, 09:57 PM
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QUOTE (CBW137Y @ Dec 26 2012, 09:54 PM) *
Here's a blinding effort for you taken from a selling page, which had myself and a few others in fits of laughter: "chester draws".

I kid you not! blink.gif




Nice one! laugh.gif


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post Dec 26 2012, 10:45 PM
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QUOTE (Exhausted @ Dec 26 2012, 09:25 PM) *
Crikey Andy. Just for you, The people who use the incorrect version of there/their. There you go, that's their problem. Put it there.

I know the rules of use, but your previous post wasn't clear. If you would have simply posted: there/their, I would have understood you, but you gave poor examples which made your point unclear.

There is nothing wrong with this sentence.
Their toys need to be put back in the box.
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post Dec 27 2012, 09:52 AM
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Their/there who give a phuck unsure.gif
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post Dec 27 2012, 10:27 AM
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QUOTE (NORTHENDER @ Dec 27 2012, 10:52 AM) *
Their/there who give a phuck unsure.gif

Yes, some don't unfortunately.
Their are some folks who don't care about there spelling and this, in many ways, can hold them back in life! wink.gif
For example, if you were a potential employer and had 2 cv's, one with correct spelling and one with spelling errors, which would you throw in the bin?
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post Dec 27 2012, 10:31 AM
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QUOTE (CBW137Y @ Dec 26 2012, 10:54 PM) *
Here's a blinding effort for you taken from a selling page, which had myself and a few others in fits of laughter: "chester draws".

I kid you not! blink.gif

I fairly recently saw and classified advert for "4 chip and dale style chairs"
I kid you not!! laugh.gif
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post Dec 27 2012, 10:41 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Dec 27 2012, 10:31 AM) *
"4 chip and dale style chairs"


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