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to be getting increasingly annoyed with minor yet avoidable spelling mistakes?

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hellospoon Wed 29-Jun-11 16:36:58

I probably need something else to concentrate on but this issue is really getting to me!

Why do people find it so bloody difficult to spell the smallest of words, a few examples for you;

Ware (in the context of clothes) - wear
Carnt - can't
Get - git

Another thing is people saying things that make no fucking sense! For example;

'Can you borrow me some money?' No I fucking can't you illiterate twat however I can lend you some!

Please people think about these things, or buy a blackberry or iphone which highlights the errors you have made. Thank you. <Crazy lady emotion>

tethersend Wed 29-Jun-11 16:40:52


childfreeatm Wed 29-Jun-11 16:42:01

Fast typing in response leads to errors sometimes!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Wed 29-Jun-11 16:43:45

Your swearing bothers me, it's ridiculous. I probably need something else to concentrate on too. There we are.

zelda1982 Wed 29-Jun-11 16:45:44

Where i am we say "get" as in "you little get" So maybe not a spelling mistake??

LadyThumb Wed 29-Jun-11 16:46:06

as wel as bad speling its the peeple who never put fulsops or comas and just go on and on without a breke and by the time ive got to the forth row my hed hurts and i carnt reed it any more so i give up and then i dont know what their saying so i carnt ansa they're post and by the time ive got to the end i just want to screem and wunda were they went to skool and if they can reed wot ovver peeple right why carnt they see that their doin it rong

meditrina Wed 29-Jun-11 16:47:06

Try Pedants' Corner, where you will find the like-minded.

hellospoon Wed 29-Jun-11 16:49:12

lyingwitch sorry it bothers you, its actually quite mild compared to most people on here.

ladythumb I don't get your post?

hellospoon Wed 29-Jun-11 16:49:12

lyingwitch sorry it bothers you, its actually quite mild compared to most people on here.

ladythumb I don't get your post?

AgentZigzag Wed 29-Jun-11 16:52:00

You are being completely unreasonable, we're not at school and we don't get marked on our posts.

It's not for you to try and put down posters who don't have the same level of English you think you have, like you just did on the thread this thread's about.

A thread picking up an interesting point made on another thread to discuss it further without derailing the original thread - OK.

A thread to pick apart someone who made spelling mistakes in their OP/posts - shitty.

ChaosTrulyReigns Wed 29-Jun-11 16:54:07

It's quite easy get your and you're mixed up, isn't it OP?

<<that took 2 seconds research>>


ChaosTrulyReigns Wed 29-Jun-11 16:54:24


5Foot5 Wed 29-Jun-11 16:54:42

Actually the ones that really get to me are where something is deliberately mis-spelled so as to be "catchy" e.g. Krispykreme Donuts (aargh!!)

Oh and to add to your "borrow"/"lend" scenario which also irritates me, where I came from people would sometimes swap "own" and "belong" as in "He belongs that big tile company up the road", when he actually owns the company.


strandedbear Wed 29-Jun-11 16:56:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

worldgonecrazy Wed 29-Jun-11 16:56:25

YANBU. They could of made an effort. wink

queenmaeve Wed 29-Jun-11 16:56:59

Mi fat fingurs mak me spel everithing rong on mi fone

issey6cats Wed 29-Jun-11 16:58:04

YABU i have a grammar school education, a keyboard with a mind of its own it dosent always display what i type so sometimes my posts have mistakes and dont forget some people are dyslexic and like my husband what he types makes sense to him as in no for know and know for no, it dosent matter how many times i tell him he has it wrong he still types what he does and cant see its wrong, so just get past it and read posts as they are its not worth worrying about peoples spelling as long as you can still read what they have said

diddl Wed 29-Jun-11 16:58:34

I find it really annoying when people post the same post twice.

bibbitybobbityhat Wed 29-Jun-11 17:03:20

Yanbu, I find it irritating too. But you just have to put up with it really. I have seen people being blisteringly rude to other posters who have turned out to be dyslexic or Polish or drunk or breastfeeding or just going insane with tiredness or poorly educated - or any of the other reasons that might cause someone to make a small spelling mistake. By and large the spelling and grammar on this site is pretty good and txtspk is well and truly verboten!

LaWeasel Wed 29-Jun-11 17:05:01

Starting a new thread to moan about a particular posters spelling mistakes is really twatty behaviour.


sue52 Wed 29-Jun-11 17:07:58

YABU. There is a special place for people like you.

LaWeasel Wed 29-Jun-11 17:09:26

Is it next to people who talk in cinemas? grin

SuePurblybilt Wed 29-Jun-11 17:11:35

OP - if you're going to bitch about people's spelling or grammar or punctuation you have to make sure your own is above reproach. Just saying grin.

Omigawd Wed 29-Jun-11 17:14:18

jst use txtspk n01 givs a fck lol

OTheHugeManatee Wed 29-Jun-11 17:16:18

Surely that should be ' it's actually quite mild', OP?

Its is possessive, it's is a contraction of 'it is'.


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