To get narked with people spelling 'Paralympics' as 'Paraolympics'?

(19 Posts)
ObscuredByClouds Fri 31-Aug-12 11:11:14

I've seen so many posts on FaceBook in which people insist on spelling 'Paralympics' as 'Paraolympics'...or even 'Parolympics' (a kind of bastardisation of the two mis-spellings) and its really grating on me. Almost as much as misused apostrophes!

AIBU? Should I just get over myself?

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BlackberryIce Fri 31-Aug-12 11:12:40

Yanbu!!

Also, the 'why can't they both be combined as one' comments!

larks35 Fri 31-Aug-12 11:13:43

Yes, you should get over yourself! Not that big a deal imo.

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 31-Aug-12 11:15:22

<cough> It's ... really grating on me.

Never submit a post complaining about misused apostrophes without checking your grammar.

MildredIsMyAlterEgo Fri 31-Aug-12 11:16:48

YANBU.

It's also annoying when presenters say ath-er-lete instead of athlete. Grrr.

MildredIsMyAlterEgo Fri 31-Aug-12 11:18:03

Cogito grin

CrapBag Fri 31-Aug-12 11:18:04

YANBU.

Bad spelling drives me bonkers. I am not a perfect speller by all means but I do have a bit of a thing about it. If I put something on FB and I have a mispelled word, I delete the whole post and type it again. blush

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ObscuredByClouds Fri 31-Aug-12 11:18:18

cogito, for shame! Darn iPhone - grr...

Yes, IT'S really grating on me.

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picnicbasketcase Fri 31-Aug-12 11:19:33

Agreed. And entirely off subject, people saying 'marshmellow' and pronouncing 'medicine' as 'medsen' is pissing me off too.

ObscuredByClouds Fri 31-Aug-12 11:22:19

'Definately' instead of 'definitely' and 'loose' instead of 'lose' (as in losing weight) really irk me too. Am glad I'm not alone lol!

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CrapBag Fri 31-Aug-12 11:23:16

I never knew how to properly spell definitely so I looked it up. It bothered the hell out of me!

Mrsjay Fri 31-Aug-12 11:24:53

it is a mis spelling really I get more wound up at the why can't they all compete together comments, confused

EchoBitch Fri 31-Aug-12 11:28:21

YABU.

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Fri 31-Aug-12 11:30:25

YANBU. It's not even like the word is said 'paraolympics', just spell it like you say it people!

Like Mrsjay, I'm also getting wound up by people constantly trying to find offence by asking why the two events aren't being held together. It just diminishes what the Paralympics is and how it originated.

Lolalollipop Fri 31-Aug-12 11:32:59

Yanbu

Ppl also need to learn to spell there/their/they're correctly angry

Mrsjay Fri 31-Aug-12 11:33:28

Like Mrsjay, I'm also getting wound up by people constantly trying to find offence by asking why the two events aren't being held together. It just diminishes what the Paralympics is and how it originated.

I think some people are wanting to be so equal in everything that comments like they should be able to.. does cheapen what the PARALYMPICS is all about

Nottigermum Fri 31-Aug-12 11:34:16

DS (6) wrote it as 'powerlympics'. It has a nice ring to it...

ObscuredByClouds Fri 31-Aug-12 11:53:08

I like 'powerlympics' smile

Agree with the their/they're/there, and just as annoying is the misuse of your/you're.

Wrong!!

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BoneyBackJefferson Fri 31-Aug-12 11:56:05

the suggestion for the Paralympics to be merged comes from International Paralympic Committee President Sir Philip Craven.

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