It's FOR not FIR

(18 Posts)
Salimali15 Sat 16-Jan-16 17:48:15

Since joining MN, I've noticed people writing FIR instead of FOR. I've never seen this anywhere else. How on earth has anyone got to adulthood thinking that this is the correct word? I've never even seen children do this in 10 years of teaching. angry

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Sat 16-Jan-16 17:49:34

It's clearly a typo. I and o are next to each other on the keyboard.

usual Sat 16-Jan-16 17:49:55

Eh? I've never noticed this on MN.

Fourormore Sat 16-Jan-16 17:50:36

Typo?

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sat 16-Jan-16 17:50:40

I always assumed it was a case of fat fingers, small keyboard?

SoupDragon Sat 16-Jan-16 17:50:52

Have you noticed how the I and O are next to each other on the keyboard...?

RhinestoneCowgirl Sat 16-Jan-16 17:51:30

In some broad Scottish accents you could make a case for 'fir'

Otoh... it's probably just a typo

DesertOrDessert Sat 16-Jan-16 17:57:30

Because I and O are next to each other on a keyboard, and if you type quickly on a small screen, and don't proof read carefully, it's an easy typo to make, nothing to do with meaning to put in fir. (Like I've just corrected out for put, I and P being next to each other, and both words being valid in English)

WMittens Mon 08-Feb-16 09:24:04

As already said, it's probably a typo most of the time. The rest of the time it's probably autocorrect.

RoseDog Mon 08-Feb-16 09:27:37

My iPad much prefers fir to for, changes it every bloody time!

RiverTam Mon 08-Feb-16 09:36:26

It's a typo, my fat fingers do it all the time. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you never use MN on your phone.

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Mon 08-Feb-16 09:39:13

I do it too ... And because fir is a word auto correct doesn't pick it up - it's a forgivable typo

firesidechat Mon 08-Feb-16 09:39:50

Of course it's a typo, but not one I've seen often enough to comment on.

Not helped by the lack of an edit feature.

firesidechat Mon 08-Feb-16 09:41:22

Oh and no one got to adulthood thinking this is the correct word. Does that help op?

firesidechat Mon 08-Feb-16 09:42:06

Awaits this face from op - blush

Arfarfanarf Mon 08-Feb-16 09:47:28

I hadn't noticed it.

Like others have said, it's likely a typo - mn unlike many forums has no edit facility so you're stuck with what you type.

I suppose sometimes it might be a deliberate misspelling for effect. Like when people type that 'naice' or ishooooos or suchlike.

I seriously doubt there are people on mumsnet who think that the word for is spelled fir.

coffeetasteslikeshit Tue 09-Feb-16 13:25:30

It's a typo, I do it all the time.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Tue 09-Feb-16 13:29:38

Its a typo, my phone thinks I mean fir when I try to type for. Obviously.

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