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To be irritated by people who can't spell 'broccoli'???

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KaDeWeh Mon 14-Sep-09 15:23:33


wahwahwah Mon 14-Sep-09 15:25:28

Not really. But not people not being able to spell 'accommodation' or pronounce 'pronunciation' correctly really does. Don't know why.

LadyStealthPolarBear Mon 14-Sep-09 15:27:26


midnightexpress Mon 14-Sep-09 15:27:49

YABU. Get over yourself (and I'm a paid-up pedant). I assume you're referring to the thread about yellow broccoli, so it's rather mean, and a bit pointless.

tethersend Mon 14-Sep-09 15:28:11

Love the nickname KaDeWeh- but surely there is no 'h'?! wink

'Definately' gets to me every time. I have to go and wash my hands after even typing it.


expatinscotland Mon 14-Sep-09 15:28:28

YABU. Broccoli shouldn't be grown, harvested or eaten, much less spelled out.

It's an abomination.

Bleatblurt Mon 14-Sep-09 15:28:30

YABU. It's one of those words lots of people get wrong. Now go find something proper to be irritated by. wink

LadyStealthPolarBear Mon 14-Sep-09 15:29:12

oh expat, it's just like little trees. Doesn't that make it more appealing? wink

Stayingsunnygirl Mon 14-Sep-09 15:29:15

Broccoli is a word I have a blind spot about - if I write it incorrectly, I can see straight away that it is wrong, but I don't always get it right first time.

expatinscotland Mon 14-Sep-09 15:30:39


It's vile.

I lived once on a vegetable farm and had to harvest it. And eat it.

It's rank. Even when it's fresh.

Fuck spelling it. Just get rid of it from the planet and you won't have this problem anymore.

HigherThanAWombat Mon 14-Sep-09 15:34:43

YABVU Expat.It's one of the most delicious vegetables.
I could eat it steamed for breakfast every day, if I ate breakfast that is.

random Mon 14-Sep-09 15:34:56

No ..but I do get irritated by people who post about other peoples spelling mistakes

dexter73 Mon 14-Sep-09 15:45:05

I always get annoyed by spelling mistakes and it is very sad of me but I can't help it!

Stayingsunnygirl Mon 14-Sep-09 15:45:16

Good point, random and midnight express.

LadyOfTheFlowers Mon 14-Sep-09 15:46:53

Am with Midnightexpress

KaDeWeh Mon 14-Sep-09 15:47:31

LOL, expat.

Um... I don't recall a thread about yellow broccoli (or brocolli). I read a thing about 'brocolli' in the paper today, which is what bugged me.

Tethersend - the 'h' at the end of 'we' was a joke about motherhood! (But a joke that's only even vaguely amusing to German speakers, so I admit that it generally looks just weird).

KaDeWeh Mon 14-Sep-09 15:49:39

PS I've looked on active convos to see whom I've offended, but can't find any references to the green stuff....

Stayingsunnygirl Mon 14-Sep-09 15:51:22

Here's the thread that to which I think people are referring, KaDeWeh.

MaggieBeauLeo Mon 14-Sep-09 15:52:47

These things annoy me more if they're in print.

I have read torturous instead of tortuous. I thought, hang on, has it changed? It definitely used to be tortuous. There are lots of other things like that. Oh yeah, on tenderhooks. I have read that in magazine.

A bunch of mumsnetters are allowed to make some mistakes. Not everybody can know every single word, but magazines and papers should get it right. IMO.

Bleatblurt Mon 14-Sep-09 15:53:39

Oh I love the old 'I don't know what you're talking about, I didn't read it here' standby that people come out with when caught out. grin

But you stick to that line. wink

tethersend Mon 14-Sep-09 15:55:47

Aha, got it now... <slaps forehead>

expatinscotland Mon 14-Sep-09 16:17:29

It is so vile, truly. And steaming it! Eewww. Do you eat sushi, too?

HigherThanAWombat Mon 14-Sep-09 16:20:59

I love sushi.grin

OrmIrian Mon 14-Sep-09 16:24:40

I can't spell brocolli wink It's a stupid word and I prefer calling it calabrese or purple sprouting both of which I can spell.

expatinscotland Mon 14-Sep-09 16:32:21

Barf. I think you are my mother, here to spy on me.

She loves to send me emails whilst travelling, and her ones from Japan are always, 'Oh, I am having miso soup [boak!] and salad for breakfast, yum!' or 'I'm so glad I go to try dried minnows and pickled lotus flower before I die!'

She knows it all makes me want to pass the bucket.

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