to stress it is fucking spelled DEFINITELY. DEFINITELY DEFINITELY

(150 Posts)
LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 11:03:18

grr

LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 11:43:15

Okay gerroff ;)

Gerrof Sat 20-Apr-13 11:44:02

Mind you I always type separate wrong. Writing I spell it correctly but something happens when I type.

Perhaps I am a bit thick an all.

LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 11:45:13

I can't do occasion. Tomorrow. Accommodation.

I rely on the puter

We will get lots of posts about sandles soon

badbride Sat 20-Apr-13 11:56:55

Honestley, people who get their knickers in a twist about spelling are such loosers grin

Gerrof Sat 20-Apr-13 11:57:28

Tsk. Surely you mean nickers.

badbride Sat 20-Apr-13 12:00:12

Pfft. Next thing you'll be narking me about my grammar. I can't imagine anything fewer interesting.

LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 12:06:32

Lol at loosers. Ace

LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 12:06:51

RARR ! grin

Tanith Sat 20-Apr-13 12:08:12

I loved the misspelling in one of Gervais Phinn's books (he used to be a teacher, then a school inspector).

A mum had written a sick note to explain her daughter was ill with 'dire rear' grin

Startail Sat 20-Apr-13 12:08:40

If spell checkers had one word definitions poor dyslexic sods like me would stand a chance, but they don't.

Apple autocorrect is particularly awful, it frequently suggests the wrong word.

Google search is brilliant, it gets what I mean when apple and word have both given up. DD1 and I suspect it compares what people write and which result they choose and since English is not many web uses first language, it learns to cope with our outrageous guesses.

AgentZigzag Sat 20-Apr-13 12:14:43

grin at 'dire rear', it's technically right grin

Flobbadobs Sat 20-Apr-13 12:15:02

I am so guilty of that one and I piss myself off doing it! Have to spellcheck every single time. It's just a blind spot for me for some reason.
blush

LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 12:23:07

I can never ever spell dire rear. And the puter suggest the Us spelling

Salmotrutta Sat 20-Apr-13 12:26:09

Diarrhoea is a nightmare to spell!

Much better to just write The Squits grin

badbride Sat 20-Apr-13 12:28:23

My pet gripe is folk who claim to have been "phased" by something. If that is true, then they have ended up like Captain Kirk following his transporter mishap in The Tholian Web

Somehow, I think they mean "fazed"

ivanapoo Sat 20-Apr-13 12:32:47

The reason definitely becomes "defiantly" so often is because spell check corrects "definatly" to "defiantly".

I love it when people say they will defiantly come to lunch...

As for definitley, gah so close! I remember learning the basic rule that it's always -ly aged 5.

I also can't bear loose/lose, recipie, reccomend. Let's not even start with your/their.

sassytheFIRST Sat 20-Apr-13 12:33:34

Someone told me a great acronym to spell dire rear recently. I can only remember the last bit though - useless emoticon.

Run Hard Or Else Accident

crazypaving Sat 20-Apr-13 12:36:11

discrete vs discreet. argh argh argh. and faze vs phase. gah.

LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 12:38:57

Bad bride. Thanks for that. Guilty!

LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 12:39:14

Crazy is there an easy way to remember discrete

almapudden Sat 20-Apr-13 12:42:11

Doesn't It Always Run Really Horribly Over Each Ankle :D

almapudden Sat 20-Apr-13 12:42:50

Yes - when discrete means separate or individual, the T separates the two Es!

sassytheFIRST Sat 20-Apr-13 12:45:43

Have remembered!

Difficulties In Arse Region, Run Hard Or Else Accident grin

LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 12:45:51

Oh that is good.

Doubtfuldaphne Sat 20-Apr-13 12:46:28

I hate that at work, all the doors have a huge sign on them saying 'insure this door is closed at all times' argh
Also biiig 'dinning furniture' sign on a shop sign in Bristol
So sad

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