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If you're going to over use the word methinks you spell it correctly

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goodnessgracious Wed 03-Dec-14 17:19:39

Aibu to start to hate the word methinks. Used in Facebook status updates too frequently by people who can't spell it.


Hatespiders Wed 03-Dec-14 17:26:00

I'm not on Facebook. So how do they spell it?

greengagemutantgingermyrtle Wed 03-Dec-14 17:27:54

How the fuck does one spell 'methinks' wrong?

Fluffyears Wed 03-Dec-14 17:35:27

'On route' gets on my wick! If you want to be fancy get it right!

TiggyD Wed 03-Dec-14 17:37:10

They're tuncs!

LumpenproletariatAndProud Wed 03-Dec-14 17:38:48

On route fucks me right off, as does 'wide birth' hmm

But since Im shit at general grammar and spelling at feel I have no right to say anything,

I will be on route and give this subject a wide birth and tow the line (to boot) <cringe>.

AlbertGiordino Wed 03-Dec-14 17:43:26

all these are top draw

Hatespiders Wed 03-Dec-14 17:49:02

I'm still mystified, OP. Come on, put me out of my misery - how do they spell it?

vulgarwretch Wed 03-Dec-14 17:54:31

I need to know too. I found this article which includes 'methinks' as one of the top 8 annoying phrases/words used on the internet. But it didn't mention how to misspell it.

sunflower49 Wed 03-Dec-14 17:55:35

Metinks? (That can be used as a play on speech, though)?
Mefinks (cringe)

Methinx ?

I'm running out of steam...

Jasharps Wed 03-Dec-14 17:56:23

YANBU methinks

Hate it.

OTheHugeManatee Wed 03-Dec-14 17:56:40


Discopanda Wed 03-Dec-14 18:14:12

Not as bad as 'Is this aloud?' or I know someone who keeps using the phrases 'ball shit' and 'dame right'.

ArmyDad Wed 03-Dec-14 18:21:58

Pardon my ignorance but what is wrong with on route?

nocoolnamesleft Wed 03-Dec-14 18:24:35

Methinks the lady doth protest too much...

TimelyNameChangey Wed 03-Dec-14 18:29:51

OP come back at once and tell us the misspelling!

I hate people who say "Why oh why..." and go on to complain about something.

I also hate "Note to self" which people seem to use on FB as a way of being amusing when it just sounds like they're in Bridget Jones.

I hate MANY turns of phrase.

"Stumped" and "Cheesed off" are particularly ugly.

TimelyNameChangey Wed 03-Dec-14 18:30:25

army it's En Route....french.

RoseCavallari Wed 03-Dec-14 18:31:10

Pardon my ignorance but what is wrong with on route?

I think its suppose to be en route

divingoffthebalcony Wed 03-Dec-14 18:32:27

I know someone who keeps using the phrases 'ball shit' and 'dame right'.


"I'm on tender hooks" bugs the shit out of me.

AnotherGirlsParadise Wed 03-Dec-14 18:34:15

'Free reign'. Fuck off.

Summerisle1 Wed 03-Dec-14 18:34:31

Methinks that you may have missed a comma out of that thread title, OP.

But for all that, what was the misspelling?

TimelyNameChangey Wed 03-Dec-14 18:57:18

"I brought a new top today"


WHERE TO!? WHERE did you bring it you fool!

TimelyNameChangey Wed 03-Dec-14 18:58:23

Perhaps OP sees people writing "Me thinks"

Me thinks OP is a pedant....I am too.

Like that.

ArmyDad Wed 03-Dec-14 19:04:48

But doesn't "en route" mean on route?

AvonCallingBarksdale Wed 03-Dec-14 19:06:46

Yes, literally "on the route", but it's a French expression, so it's got to be en route that's the law

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