It's vicious not viscous

(18 Posts)
ISaySteadyOn Tue 30-Aug-16 10:11:21

I keep seeing this and yes, it bothers me enough to post. They are two completely different words with completely different meanings.

They are not interchangeable. Anyone else?

Dumptrunks Tue 30-Aug-16 21:24:57

Defiantly instead of definitely grrr angry

NeuroTick Wed 07-Sep-16 00:56:45

brought instead of bought!

NeuroTick Wed 07-Sep-16 00:57:25

pacific instead of specific

Tiggeryoubastard Wed 07-Sep-16 01:22:49

Aw just shut up or I'll kick you to the curb.

Daisymclazy Wed 07-Sep-16 01:29:00

Aged around 14 in geography I wrote about vicious magma. 16 years ago and some folks still remember it!

itsatiggerday Wed 07-Sep-16 01:33:13

Que/queue instead of cue is driving me mad right now.

Queue - a line of people waiting for something
Cue - for hitting snooker balls or a prompt for the next event (eg the line before yours in a play or the 'no' that precipitates a toddler stamping their foot!).

Que is not an English word!

SpringBail Wed 07-Sep-16 01:38:17

Loose instead of lose. angry

Olympiathequeen Sat 17-Sep-16 10:20:19

Don't mention the lose/loose thing. It's like a runaway train.

Tuktuktaker Fri 30-Sep-16 08:01:17

OMG, I have defiantly found my spiritual home, I musn't loose this thread, I would of thought it was too impotent for that.
Hello!

LooseSeal Fri 30-Sep-16 08:10:59

I'm sure some of the above are down to a combination of poor spelling, autocorrect and not checking before send is pressed. However there is never any excuse for writing "should of" instead of "should have".

These days with autocorrect I'm more tolerant of the odd misused word.
The only one that really gets my goat is those who use draw instead of drawer.

ThinkPinkStink Fri 30-Sep-16 08:16:56

What about Chester Draws?

ErrolTheDragon Fri 30-Sep-16 08:30:49

Definitely discreet or defiantly discrete?

ErrolTheDragon Fri 30-Sep-16 08:33:21

Daisy's nasty magma has reminded me of DD in primary writing about the dessert covering Egypt.

Catdogcat Fri 30-Sep-16 08:38:56

Discusting instead of disgusting angry

AlbusPercival Fri 30-Sep-16 08:45:43

I think Vicious Treacle would be an awesome band name!

IminaPickle Fri 30-Sep-16 08:47:48

I've done the queue/ cue thing. I'm sure I absorbed it here and now I'm not sure...

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