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carben Fri 02-Aug-13 13:28:24

To be pissed off with people not being able to tell the difference between bear / bare. It's hardly rocket science. If I see 'bare with me' one more time ....I clearly need to stop skulking in the kitchen on mumsnet and get out and have some quality time with the kids.

millyrainbow Fri 02-Aug-13 15:56:06

Dyslexia is not an excuse, I am dyslexic and I know it means I need take extra care and proof read everything. I've even been known to get the dictionary out when I write a text message! I have had to learn how to cope with my dyslexia and it annoys me when it is used as an excuse.
Sorry for the rant!

Justforlaughs Fri 02-Aug-13 16:00:22

Aloud and Allowed! That bloody girl band have a lot to answer for! grin
As for Bear and Bare (I'm now going to out myself massively! and don't really care!) my surname is Bear and the number of people who can't get it right - bah!

iloveweetos Fri 02-Aug-13 16:05:09

I agree with squoosh, i always have to think when using bear/bare

FruOla Fri 02-Aug-13 16:08:16

I saw something on a thread this morning where a poster had said :

"and that is NOT ASSEPTABLE"

I couldn't work out whether that poster is Jo Frost, Super Nanny (in RL), posted that as a joke or ...... what??

I decided not to comment.

pianodoodle Fri 02-Aug-13 16:18:52

I saw an episode of Super Nanny once where the child said to her "that's not even correct grammar" lol!

SoniaGluck Fri 02-Aug-13 16:28:59

I'm not dyslexic but I am out of the habit of writing very much these days. I now find that words that I could easily have spelled a few years ago as a matter of course now give me pause. I actually have to think about how to spell quite common words. I also have to look up more words than I used to and check the spelling.

A clear case of use it or lose it, I suppose.

specialsubject Fri 02-Aug-13 16:31:45

I saw a picture of a gravestone for a child with the your/you're mix up on it.

no, of course I didn't say anything - but I would HAVE hoped that the stonemason would have sorted it out.

on a lighter note, a lot of this is the smartphones that run away with predictive text.

GalaxyDefender Fri 02-Aug-13 17:25:30

I love that you got two posts before someone trotted out the old "but what about dyslexics?" that inevitably pops up on these threads.

I accept that my irritation with this sort of thing comes from the fact that spelling is important to me as well as being easy. I imagine people have the same rage at me when I fail at numeracy grin But OP, I share your pain. Simple mistakes like these make me rage!

valiumredhead Fri 02-Aug-13 17:37:08

It's the use of smart phones, you post before you even have a chance to proof read.

tiggerpigger Fri 02-Aug-13 17:37:40

"Try and" instead of "try to" annoys me

Capitola Fri 02-Aug-13 17:46:11

I love that Hyperbole site, but I've never seen that 'Alot' page grin. MN these days is full of grammatical errors, it never used to be <strokes beard>.

CredulousThicko Fri 02-Aug-13 17:54:51

Ha, I'm not going to link to the DM, but their front page is currently carrying a corker of an advert for WHSmith/DM collaboration, apparently you will be able to get money off 'stationary' at WHSMith. Sheesh, you would think they could employ proofreaders.

Stationary: standing still.

Stationery: the E is for Envelope.

Come on DM or we might start thinking you're not a top quality newspaper. Oh, wait....

I wonder how long it will take to be changed.

Bearbehind Fri 02-Aug-13 17:55:50

It annoys me too, hence my user name!

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 02-Aug-13 20:02:23


specialsubject Fri 02-Aug-13 20:03:58

oh yes, the other one: Things are different FROM other things, not different to.


Shinyshoes1 Fri 02-Aug-13 20:04:20

It's like when someone agrees with you and says

Here here
It grates on my every nerve

On route
Fucking hate that'

YouTheCat Fri 02-Aug-13 20:09:09

I only get pedantic with people who hoik their pants up over other peoples' spelling and grammar mistakes.

In the grand scheme of things, it really doesn't matter.

Gruntled Fri 02-Aug-13 20:16:48

I can't stand would of and could of . My number one gripe is replies beginning "erm"

Gingefringe Fri 02-Aug-13 20:24:58

My son's teacher showed me an essay he'd written where he'd used "doing it with my bear hands" by mistake - we both had a chuckle at the thought of his massive hairy hands!!

candycoatedwaterdrops Fri 02-Aug-13 20:26:05

I wouldn't common on someone's spelling or grammar on a site like this but I might suggest that posting with some punctuation and capital letters is a good idea. It's not about having every comma in the right place (heaven knows, I make mistakes!) but incredibly long sentences and no capitals make reading stuff quite hard IMO.

Peachyjustpeachy Fri 02-Aug-13 20:28:44

Bloody autocorrect!

iago Fri 02-Aug-13 21:21:20

Discusting - aargh!

Didactylos Fri 02-Aug-13 21:27:22

pacific instead of specific
nails down a blackboard, every time blush

mrslyman Fri 02-Aug-13 21:48:27

In real life when I'm writing I use my 'proper' head voice, words are clearly enunciated and sentences are properly constructed which leads to good grammar and spelling. When I write in chat rooms like this, I'm using my 'conversational' head voice so mistakes are much more likely to slip through. I'd assumed it was the same for others so tend to ignore such things in this context.

LRDYaDumayuShtoTiKrasiviy Fri 02-Aug-13 21:51:08

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