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TheSheepofWallSt Wed 22-Jan-20 11:30:00

CHESTER DRAWERS in the wild!

From a person I did not expect to hear it from...

WIBU to have thought that it was a myth?!

Sparklfairy Wed 22-Jan-20 11:33:12

I see it depressingly often. Although it's mostly 'draws'. I have to sit on my hands grin

It's funny when you see someone with overall very good spelling and grammar come out with stuff like this. I know someone that always writes 'surly' instead of surely. Every time. I bite my tongue when they ridicule others for daft mistakes wink

OhMeows Wed 22-Jan-20 11:34:40

I saw a recliner chair advertised on Fb marketplace as a "lady boy" recently.

LuckyLuckyWoman Wed 22-Jan-20 11:35:39

Hearing it could be their accent.

I'm from Yorkshire and it sounds like chester drawers when I say it, but wouldn't write it that way.

PumpkinP Wed 22-Jan-20 11:36:45

I see it on fb quite often

Marcipex Wed 22-Jan-20 11:37:02

I’ve heard some one insist the name Nevaeh is a myth, but I know a girl called this.
And you might enjoy a small ad that I had to read several times: ‘ For sale, dark red dafferder bridesmaid dress. ‘

Pop2017 Wed 22-Jan-20 11:40:49

I see this on social media all the time, on selling sites mainly. A friend of mine was recently looking for a ‘Chester draws’ on a selling page.. I’m not usually one to correct people, I’m not an a**hole but I was itching to comment on her post to correct her 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Sometimes I see ‘chest of draws’ too which annoys me just as much. 🤣

AryaStarkWolf Wed 22-Jan-20 11:43:06

That took far too long to understand what the hell you were talking about grin

Bezalelle Wed 22-Jan-20 11:44:17

I defiantly haven't seen that pacific word being used.

JingleAndTonic Wed 22-Jan-20 11:46:02

I see chest of draws all the time, never seen chester drawers! I have a friend on Facebook who posts food photos and she frequently has spag bowl, gives me the rage.

Joans3rddaughter Wed 22-Jan-20 11:55:23

Nearly as bad as "skelington" and "nucular war"

katseyes7 Wed 22-Jan-20 11:55:38

l used to work with a woman who fancied herself as the boss's PA (because she was learning shorthand and took minutes at meetings) even though she was basically just a typist who sat at the desk opposite me. (We shared an office but l did a different job)
She proudly announced to our office, in the presence of said boss, that she was going to 'replendish' the stationery cupboard.
l couldn't look at him.

katseyes7 Wed 22-Jan-20 11:56:56

Joans3rddaughter 'Nucular' drives me mad. Especially when used by newsreaders on tv.
'Secketry' is another one. Can't they see how these words are spelled?

catzrulz Wed 22-Jan-20 11:58:25

It is bad enough written down, but to hear someone say it (accent depending) is bad.
I remember seeing someone I knew would never say it had written it on a for sale site, so I'm hoping it is usually down to auto correct.

BuzzShitbagBobbly Wed 22-Jan-20 12:05:30

I'm on a FB page where things like this are shared, it's very funny.

Recent examples include
Crashed walwat
Dr Martians
Baby Cher
Chay Longe
Chubby Cheek

It goes on....

AllideasAndNoAction Wed 22-Jan-20 12:07:55

I bet they’ve got a dinning table as well.

Could have been worse, could have been a Chester draws.

Bowerbird5 Wed 22-Jan-20 12:09:09

Nevaeh is not a myth I have known several. One is about 18. I wasn't keen at first but the name has grown on me mainly because all the girls I have known have been sweet children.

Somanysocks Wed 22-Jan-20 12:09:36

I like to say skellington on purpose.

Thesearmsofmine Wed 22-Jan-20 12:10:28

Did they have an accent? As above in Yorkshire it can sound like chester drawers when said out loud.

Bowerbird5 Wed 22-Jan-20 12:11:04

I've seen dinning table in the newspaper along with quite a few other mistakes. You would think with spell check that journalists would proof read their work.

CatInTheDaytime Wed 22-Jan-20 12:12:19

Yes I heard a BBC reporter say "nucular power" recently. Don't they have someone to tell them how to read/pronounce things properly?

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Wed 22-Jan-20 12:12:46

I've seen a thread on mn where someone needed a restbite.

Somanysocks Wed 22-Jan-20 12:14:41

Ect. What do people actually think it means, it is etc.. ETC.

inwood Wed 22-Jan-20 12:17:28

Dont get me started.

The latest one foor me is the dropping of 'ing'. On of my kids is doing and I know she's copying her bloody teacher.


Ad infinitum.

stophuggingme Wed 22-Jan-20 12:19:54


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