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Woman/Women and Accidentally/Accidently

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DevonLass70 Sun 02-Aug-15 10:07:20

I don't think this has been covered before, but I've noticed a lot of people both here and on other forums mixing up the use of woman/women. They are talking about one person but will say for example 'a women came up to me...' Or talk about 2 woman, I've even spotted it on TV subtitles.

Another one I've come across is the use of accidently instead of accidentally - grr!

StealthPolarBear Sun 02-Aug-15 10:08:22

Loads more
I do feel we are dumbing down (including myself in that)

Pedestriana Sun 02-Aug-15 10:23:15


And far too many more....

StealthPolarBear Sun 02-Aug-15 10:27:24

Oh yes I've started to notice he's a lot more than I used to. "So he grabbed he's keys, got in he's car and drove off/of"
Why?? This is really basic stuff. Is this a schools thing?

StealthPolarBear Sun 02-Aug-15 10:37:22

Getting to the route of the problem

WixingMords Sun 02-Aug-15 10:42:23

Rediculous is getting more and more common too.

StealthPolarBear Sun 02-Aug-15 10:44:34

Discusted and apauled

Pedestriana Sun 02-Aug-15 11:13:16

Stealth I noticed a couple of gems from younger friends this year..

1. "role on next month"
I replied saying 'Have you got a new job?'

2. "on root to festival"

CuttedUpPear Sun 02-Aug-15 11:16:17

On a thread title today

Stag doo

Not even a typo as is was repeated in the post.

iklboo Sun 02-Aug-15 11:19:18

Ano it dos

(I know it does)

TheNumberfaker Sun 02-Aug-15 11:20:07

Someone on a Facebook selling page I'm on used affect (properly) instead of effect the other day. I nearly fainted!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sun 02-Aug-15 11:28:35

Cue/queue (or que sometimes) seems problematic too.

StealthPolarBear Sun 02-Aug-15 11:46:02

Oh yes and the whole tone of those threads

Que his ex barging in and demanding a forward three weeks and BOOM I'm pregnant

tarashill Mon 03-Aug-15 01:03:52

The most common one I see is defiantly instead of definitely. Two words with such different meanings.

tarashill Mon 03-Aug-15 01:06:28

I saw that Cutteduppear, I was hoping someone would point it out. I wanted to but didn't dare.

Oh the women thing drives me barmy. Do people think it's the same word for singular and plural? Like deer?

WMittens Wed 05-Aug-15 16:42:02

I've seen the woman/women mistake quite alot*, as well as defiantly/definitely - I wonder if that's partly due to crap autocorrect on phones and tablets.


FruSirkaOla Tue 11-Aug-15 07:54:34

The use of exasperated instead of exacerbated - although I agree with WM about crap autocorrect.

One I'm increasingly mystified by is the use of the word floor when someone means ground.

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