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What’s the most common spelling mistake on here that drives you nuts?

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cod Mon 05-Feb-18 07:52:12

Definitely. It has to be that.
Or maybe “he text me”. For texted.

Decemberqueen Mon 05-Feb-18 07:58:48

Loose instead of lose. Bare with me. Are we on a nudist beach?

exexpat Mon 05-Feb-18 08:11:11

Brought when people mean bought. Why is this so common?

AliBingo Mon 05-Feb-18 08:12:46

Yes loose instead of lose for me too!

Surfingwhippet Mon 05-Feb-18 08:14:23

Ect instead of etc.

ElderflowerWaterIsDelish Mon 05-Feb-18 08:16:09

Where people write Puss instead of pus

MinnieMousse Mon 05-Feb-18 08:16:45

phased and fazed

Shodan Mon 05-Feb-18 08:18:11

It used to be loose instead of lose, but my new pet hate is discrete instead of discreet.

MinnieMousse Mon 05-Feb-18 08:19:06

Actually, I think there was a similar thread a couple of years ago and I posted then about how I didn't like text for texted. I was informed that "text" is an accepted past tense, like "cut".

CrochetBelle Mon 05-Feb-18 08:19:08

This thread is rediculous. You guys are defiantly bullies 🙁 We should go running to are mummies.

Hoppinggreen Mon 05-Feb-18 08:21:24

Bare with me while I have a think about it

cod Mon 05-Feb-18 08:22:50

Also killed at pooh for poo

flippityfloppity Mon 05-Feb-18 08:23:48

Rediculous, definately, chocked

MrsExpo Mon 05-Feb-18 08:24:05

Their, there, they’re everyone ..... calm down ......

IHaveACuntingPlan Mon 05-Feb-18 08:24:26

Defiantly instead of definitely
Of instead of have

Mybabystolemysanity Mon 05-Feb-18 08:24:31


As in "I keep knickers in the draw"

It's a drawer. Is it a regional/accents thing?

LadyChatterlysLoofah Mon 05-Feb-18 08:24:41

Agree with hatred of "text" for "texted". Just wrong, confusing and lazy. Are you listening Coronation Street?! (Though they have way bigger reasons to stop watching right now tbf hmm

PaddingtonBearHardStare Mon 05-Feb-18 08:24:51


I could actually be here a while if I started thinking about it!!!

IHeartKingThistle Mon 05-Feb-18 08:25:16

Balled my eyes out.

Cataline Mon 05-Feb-18 08:25:16

Brought instead of bought. Is it a spelling mistake or do people actually say that?! And if so, WHY?!

LadyChatterlysLoofah Mon 05-Feb-18 08:25:35

YY to draw too ^

WipsGlitter Mon 05-Feb-18 08:25:43

Agree - draw for drawer.

popcorntime Mon 05-Feb-18 08:25:45

'His' instead of 'he's' - infuriating!

upsiedayz Mon 05-Feb-18 08:26:02

Text is correct

JJPP123 Mon 05-Feb-18 08:26:31

There's much debate over whether text or texted is correct. It would be fairly standard to add 'ed' on the end of a word when used in the past tense but as more and more people just use 'text' this may become the accepted normal.

It's interested because to me 'texted' sounds wrong and the user comes across and uneducated.

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