does this make anyone else itchy?

(63 Posts)
BelleOnceUponATime Fri 05-Apr-13 17:19:55

Status on FaceBook -

"Finally some piece and quite, time to relax"

... so itchy!! ... grin

gallifrey Fri 05-Apr-13 17:21:56

omg! I would have to unfriend someone that didn't know basic grammar and spelling..
The worst one I've seen is "go to the gym your fill better"

BelleOnceUponATime Fri 05-Apr-13 17:23:17

gallifrey I once saw someone spell gym - jim. confused

quoteunquote Fri 05-Apr-13 17:23:27


Owllady Fri 05-Apr-13 17:24:40

pmsl that's really funny

It makes me itch almost as much as "av had a gud day ,,.. Or I av gr8 m8s" etcgrin

maybe it was quite a piece?

or maybe she meat a piece of cake and "quite!"

trinity0097 Fri 05-Apr-13 17:44:07

I find I make far more typos now that I use an ipad and the autocorrect changes perfectly decent words into others!

BinksToEnlightenment Fri 05-Apr-13 17:49:03

I saw this one yesterday:

Sometimes in life u gotta do what u think is ryt

ThreadWorms Fri 05-Apr-13 18:06:33

I have one 'friend' who puts 'harms' for arms. Another who doesn't understand how apostrophes work and ALWAYS posts 'i'n'. Makes me want to scratch my eyes out. But if I deleted everyone for bad grammar would be friendless grin.

ThreadWorms Fri 05-Apr-13 18:09:31

trinity, Apple autocorrect is awful. It especially likes to substitute 'if' for 'of' and it's so fiddly to go back and correct it confused.

gallifrey Fri 05-Apr-13 18:35:16

and another one on a selling page "gawjus size 10 dress never bin warn"
what is wrong with these people?!!

olivertheoctopus Fri 05-Apr-13 18:36:54

Urgh. Esp to the "gawjus dress never bin warn". My ILs are northern and drop their h's but they text without them too: "as e ad a nice birthday?'.

Cezzy Fri 05-Apr-13 18:37:31

I hate bad spelling but autocorrect seems to change things and I don't realise before posting so I end up with appalling grammatical mistakes.

olivertheoctopus Fri 05-Apr-13 18:37:44

Plus MIL actually can't spell birthday so all cards/texts etc say 'brithday'. Grrrr

SoleSource Fri 05-Apr-13 19:39:33

Wud relly piss me rite off 2 luv.

AnythingNotEverything Fri 05-Apr-13 19:43:28

I read (on here earlier today) the word orquad.

That made me itch.

SoleSource Fri 05-Apr-13 19:44:22


LilyLovesRoses Fri 05-Apr-13 19:45:01

I'll tell you what I found orquad Anything, I once saw someone call their child a - mirical

KobayashiMaru Fri 05-Apr-13 19:45:33

Can you spell CHAT, OP?

LilyLovesRoses Fri 05-Apr-13 19:47:09

Can you spell CHAT, OP?

I don't get it confused

gallifrey Fri 05-Apr-13 19:50:28

Another one I just thought of - people that spell angel incorrectly. On Facebook the other day my friend put a picture of her little angle asleep!

cookielove Fri 05-Apr-13 19:51:17

Ha ha i would have mocked them!!!!

LilyLovesRoses Fri 05-Apr-13 19:52:07

Oooh this thread should have been in Chat? Right ...

I've seen loads of threads on here that aren't AIBU - so what?

The OP isn't the first to do it and won't be the last.

AIBU has more traffic. Stop being a bitch about it.

quoteunquote Fri 05-Apr-13 20:02:59
KobayashiMaru Fri 05-Apr-13 20:39:25

It has more traffic because people litter it up with non-aibu shite. hmm

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Apr-13 20:55:00

Quote - 95% of these god awful spellings are nothing to do with dyslexia and everything to do with people being lazy.

MooseBeTimeForCoffee Fri 05-Apr-13 21:02:14

The one that's been yanking my chain recently is, "Nobody's perfect, but if you come from Yorkshire your pretty close".


thornrose Fri 05-Apr-13 21:02:31

Good god Oliver, your ILs are certainly not representative of the many Northerners I know, me included. That is just bizarre!

quoteunquote Fri 05-Apr-13 21:05:28


All those helpful links , with so much information and yet none of it could possible be of relevance to this thread.

everything to do with people being lazy

Just like those who go around choosing to be ill informed because bullying is more fun.

thornrose Fri 05-Apr-13 21:10:54

I hate the judgement on poor spellers, and I'm sad that someone would "unfriend" a person that had poor spelling and grammar.

keepcalmandkickon Fri 05-Apr-13 21:32:14

get a grip quote - the OP is clearly not trying to instigate bullying people with dyslexia but commenting on her irrtation caused by how some people choose to spell when using social media.

And I think it is pretty pathetic that people can't comment on this without being immeadiately shot down for apparently being insensitive to people with dyslexia.

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 21:35:54

Meh, it's only FB.

Who gives a toss.

BlackholesAndRevelations Fri 05-Apr-13 21:37:04

I'm pretty sure that the use of "ryt", "m8", "innit" etc isn't a symptom of dyslexia...

OHforDUCKScake Fri 05-Apr-13 21:40:12

Im in a fb group at the moment with someone who keeps spelling can't as carnt.


thornrose Fri 05-Apr-13 21:49:01

OP wasn't referring to text speak Black, just apparent spelling mistakes.

thornrose Fri 05-Apr-13 21:52:13

Keepcalm, "piece and quite" doesn't appear to be a choice of spelling on social media. It's incorrect spelling surely?

quoteunquote Fri 05-Apr-13 21:54:03

And I think it is pretty pathetic that people can't comment on this without being immeadiately shot down for apparently being insensitive to people with dyslexia

The OP opened with pointing out that her friend on facebook miss spelt a word,

Please read the helpful links above on bulling and dyslexia . People with dyslexia have their lives made miserable by others constantly making fun of their struggle with words, some commit suicide.

sorry to point out your fun is bullying, if that is pathetic well then I am happy to be pathetic, I tried to just give some information that if read might of given am intelligent person a chance to rethink their attitude, and implement in their actions, quite an interesting response to that really.

I would be very interested to know what the OP's friend who made the mistake on her post said in return when the OP, told her that her spelling made her feel itchy!!

Goodadvice1980 Fri 05-Apr-13 21:55:59

And don't forget lose and its bastard cousin loose ....

A piece is a gun. Maybe she's about to go on a shooting rampage.

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 21:58:14

People who say 'itchy' get on my tits much more than people who make spelling mistakes.

PurplePidjin Fri 05-Apr-13 22:02:25

Earlier today on my faceache:

X's status: Today couldn't get any worst sad

Y: Wats up?
Y: Worse not worst lol

Me: What's not wats ;)

I couldn't help it...

quoteunquote Fri 05-Apr-13 22:13:48
gallifrey Sat 06-Apr-13 12:35:38

Just seen this on facebook -

"We done are's & the kids have"

this was a reply to someone betting on the national later!

Montybojangles Sat 06-Apr-13 13:07:06

I second the iPad/iPhone autocorrect theory. It randomly changes correctly spelt words into something completely different, drives me loopy!

ladymariner Sat 06-Apr-13 13:10:19

Yep, itching here.....sends me skywards.

TidyDancer Sat 06-Apr-13 14:38:16

My cousin is like this. It is laziness and trying to be trendy and down with the kids I think. Nothing whatsoever to do with dyslexia.

Lazy typists are completely different from someone who is dyslexic.

No one can say gawjus <shudder> is the result of anything other than the typist being a twat.

Startail Sat 06-Apr-13 14:55:16

iPhone keyboard, autocorrect, stupid little text boxes, rushing and being dyslexic are a truly awful combination as all the presents who know doubt want to hide Startail's posts already know.

Please do not judge we do not do it to annoy, we wish MNHQ would let us have a five min edit.

There is, however a special place in hell for people with modern phones which predictive text, who still write g8 and 2day etc.

Startail Sat 06-Apr-13 14:56:06

You see it's got me again - pedants

gallifrey Sat 06-Apr-13 14:59:20

My best friend is the worst, I constantly wind her up about it but it was rather hilarious the other day when she put on her facebook "I carnt beleave my little girl is so cleaver I am so proad of her"
I just replied I hope she can spell better than her mum then!!

She is an intelligent woman that does a very important job too, I have no idea what they make of it at work! And she isn't dyslexic either!

sjupes Sat 06-Apr-13 15:05:33

I've got a few friends who do this, drives me bonkers it's laziness with them they're great lassies but i try not to read too many of their statuseseses wink

My spelling is alright most of the time but my grammar is terrible. Plus my fat pregnant fingers do typos on my phone aaaall the time it's very annoying.

My mum is dyslexic and she only muddles certain letters rather than full sentences of text speak/lazy typing.

SoupDragon Sat 06-Apr-13 15:07:36

OP, have you checked yourself out for fleas if you're getting itchy?

ChippingInIsEggceptional Sat 06-Apr-13 15:15:07

Pedants Corner is >>>>>

It is there for a bloody good reason. Please use it to avoid upsetting people.

MagratOfStolat Sat 06-Apr-13 15:31:57

The mistake that does my head in at the moment is "musn't of", "could of", "should of" and others like it...


BinksToEnlightenment Sat 06-Apr-13 15:43:06

I don't believe it is dyslexia either. The girl I quoted writes normally for a living!

The people I know with dyslexia don't routinely spell words incorrectly on facebook anyway. You wouldn't even know they had it. My sister has it and you can only tell by her handwriting.

ItsallisnowaFeegle Sat 06-Apr-13 15:46:37

Haha! It's one of my pet hates on FB. But not everyone is great with spellings.

PipkinsPal Sat 06-Apr-13 15:56:09

I love finding typos and really get into a rant about incorrect spelling. Latest one I had to comment on was in the local rag "According to reports in the national media toady Chancellor George Osborne will announce plans." I hope they meant today. I despair at some of the spelling on Facebook too. One friend posts "drinking a loverly larger." hmm I totally agree Magrat should of, etc pisses me off too.

everlong Sat 06-Apr-13 16:00:04

Not the end of the world really is it though.

One of my sweetest friends on fb spells things wrong quite often.

I can ignore it because what she writes is really funny and she makes me giggle.

no it's not the end of the world everlong but we're allowed to post about stuff that isn't the end of the world.

life doesn't always have to be serious.

however, i do agree with ChippinIn - pedants' corner is the place for this.
(i can't believe i didn't actually notice it wasn't there!)

cba with caps as dd asleep and have only one hand free.

everlong Sat 06-Apr-13 16:05:24

But taking the piss out of someone's spelling isn't exactly nice is it?

no, but this is aibu.

everlong Sat 06-Apr-13 16:10:45

Indeed it is. So my right not to agree with you wink


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