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Unicorncatsack Mon 17-Oct-16 08:24:52

I'm on a Facebook mum's group and people KEEP misspelling "choking" as "chocking". WHY?!?! This spelling mistake doesn't even make sense.

You get a whole post spelled completely correctly and then - "chocking/chocked/chock"

It's giving me the rage.

MyKingdomForBrie Mon 17-Oct-16 08:35:04

YANBU. Wonder/wander gives me the rage every time.

Unicorncatsack Mon 17-Oct-16 08:37:45

At least those two sound the same, like affect & effect

Chocking doesn't even SOUND like choking

JosephineMaynard Mon 17-Oct-16 08:38:20


Unicorncatsack Mon 17-Oct-16 08:39:34

I guess it could be but is chocking even a word?

Lweji Mon 17-Oct-16 08:41:56

Ask them what they mean by it, then go Oh, choking.
Or reply to every single one and use the correct spelling as often as you can.

Goldorsilver Mon 17-Oct-16 08:43:30

My manager at my old work used to write 'chaise' instead of chase in emails and it drove me mad. Just WHY?!

Unicorncatsack Mon 17-Oct-16 08:45:44

oh crap just noticed I posted in chat by mistake. Will get it moved. blush

Hmm. Maybe I'll start commenting.

EBearhug Mon 17-Oct-16 08:54:15

is chocking even a word

Yes. If you put blocks behind and in front of the wheels of planes or road vehicles, you're chocking them.

JosephineMaynard Mon 17-Oct-16 09:12:30

Yes, at PILs old house, they used to insist that all visitors chocked their car wheels (PILs provided blocks of wood for chocks), as their drive was slopey and PILs worried about unchocked cars rolling onto the road.

NavyandWhite Mon 17-Oct-16 09:16:33

Chocking? That's a new one. Would drive me a bit mad too.

Imnotaslimjim Mon 17-Oct-16 09:22:24

Things like that make me feel funny, I want to reach through the screen and rub out the wrong spellings!

katiegg Mon 17-Oct-16 09:47:42

EBear and Josephine this is what I love about mumsnet, I had no idea chocking was even a word or what it meant until now.

OP, chocking instead of choking would drive
me mad too!

plimsolls Mon 17-Oct-16 09:49:53

There's someone in my FB who writes hovering instead of hoovering. It's annoying but it makes me smile "a morning of hovering then I can sit down with a cuppa" (and yes her Facebook updates are always that boring)

thecatsarecrazy Mon 17-Oct-16 09:54:11

When people say I brought ( whatever item) brought it where?

Unicorncatsack Mon 17-Oct-16 11:29:23

"Hovering" is brilliant

Actually I have another one - "his" instead of "he's" as in "his going to London"

Throughgrittedteeth Mon 17-Oct-16 11:33:29

My rage comes from people saying, or writing, 'of' instead of 'have'

example: "oh sorry I should of realised I'm a twat"

Idratherbeaunicorn Mon 17-Oct-16 11:45:18

Dinning and not dining annoys me... "We bought a new dinning table at the weekend"

KoalaDownUnder Mon 17-Oct-16 11:47:26

See also: definately.

birdling Mon 17-Oct-16 11:47:43

I can never believe how many people write rediculous - arghhhhconfused

Unicorncatsack Mon 17-Oct-16 11:50:30

Also - generally instead of genuinely

ColdTattyWaitingForSummer Mon 17-Oct-16 11:54:44

Your and you're; there, their and they're; to, too and two.. I could go on!

Dontpanicpyke Mon 17-Oct-16 11:57:49

Of instead of have yes agree.

Don't correct or question though as you sound like a massive patronising twat.

NetballHoop Mon 17-Oct-16 11:59:55

People writing noone instead of no one annoys me more than it should.

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Mon 17-Oct-16 12:00:02

Facebook spelling/grammar transgressions always make my eye twitch. Don't get me started on the woman who wished my friend a happy 'yearaversary'.

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