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AllOutOfNaiceHam Thu 04-Jul-13 21:15:04

You need to defiantly go to A&E.
Did he defiantly do that?
Tomorrow I will defiantly phone them.

I wand to defiantly punch these people. Definitely.

cece Thu 04-Jul-13 21:16:36

I've noticed a lot of 'draw' instead of 'drawer' recently. It is slowly driving me crazy.

mermaidbutmytailfelloff Thu 04-Jul-13 21:18:20

Saw a listing on eBay last week for "Chester draws"

usualsuspect Thu 04-Jul-13 21:19:53


It's want btw.

cece Thu 04-Jul-13 21:20:05


My point exactly.

usualsuspect Thu 04-Jul-13 21:21:27

The first rule of slagging of someones spelling, is check your own post.

Soupqueen Thu 04-Jul-13 21:21:34

I nominate ridiculous as the most misspelled word on the internet. My Facebook newsfeed is littered with "rediculous".

OwlinaTree Thu 04-Jul-13 21:21:38

life's too short to correct spellings unless you are a primary school teacher.

NoRainNoRainbow Thu 04-Jul-13 21:21:47

My iPhone changes definitely into defiantly if I'm not really careful.

Sorry op sad

maja00 Thu 04-Jul-13 21:21:56

Brought for bought is the one that gets me.

bemybebe Thu 04-Jul-13 21:22:17

seperately ;)

EleanorFarjeon Thu 04-Jul-13 21:22:36

Definitely is, I reckon, the most mis-spelled word in the English language.

Loads of people spell it definately, too.

We need compulsory Latin back at our schools.

AllOutOfNaiceHam Thu 04-Jul-13 21:22:59

Oh yes, it is. blush I'm not evem sure if that was auto correct or fat finger slip..

Chester Draws.. nice.
I've spotted "laxy daisy" a few times recently.

Pagwatch Thu 04-Jul-13 21:23:47

I love Chester draws!

makingdoo Thu 04-Jul-13 21:23:56


Gonnabmummy Thu 04-Jul-13 21:23:56

Of and off getting mixed up is the worst! I have to read sentence a few times before I realise which it is :/

peggotty Thu 04-Jul-13 21:26:01

It seems to be bad form to get annoyed at spelling mistakes on MN but most go over my head EXCEPT loosing or loose instead of losing or lose. That's the only one I can't stand. And I've got a cheek because I'm constantly getting apostrophes in the wrong place which could quite rightly get up someone else's nose!

Bimbledorf Thu 04-Jul-13 21:26:24

Or of and have.

My husband frequently mixes up to and too, too!

cocolepew Thu 04-Jul-13 21:26:28

Yabu. Its rude and who really gives a fuck? hmm
It's talking crap on the internet not a CV.

usualsuspect Thu 04-Jul-13 21:26:36

I often mix up of and off and to and too.

<offers nose for a good punch>

throwinshapes Thu 04-Jul-13 21:26:36

There, their and they're.
The misuse gets me ��every time.

AllOutOfNaiceHam Thu 04-Jul-13 21:29:08

But defiantly and definitely are two different words. <whines>

ArtisanLentilWeaver Thu 04-Jul-13 21:29:30

Lose and loose. angry

usualsuspect Thu 04-Jul-13 21:31:39

My kindle changes definitely to defiantly all the time.

I cba to check every post so as not to offend some poor itchy toothed pedant.

PoppettyPing Thu 04-Jul-13 21:32:39

My personal favourite was on a post somewhere here recently where the OP mentioned she had put someone on a "peddle stool"..haha!

Should of instead of Should HAVE annoys me.
And the obvious They're Their There. Argh.

I do think it's pointless getting worked up about it though.

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