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Mistakes that give you the RAGE

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poemontheocean Sat 20-Feb-16 17:20:40

'Should of' - it's should HAVE.
'Alot' is not even a WORD!

Add yours!

DayToDayShit Sat 20-Feb-16 17:21:20

loose and lose

Babymamamama Sat 20-Feb-16 17:24:51

It's versus its
Your versus you're
Mischievous versus mischievious (just so wrong)
Too versus to (pops up on Mumsnet a lot)

elQuintoConyo Sat 20-Feb-16 17:29:30

As a TEFL teacher, I see errors on a daily basis so when I see them IRL on MN I don't bat an eye.

Life's too short for getting my knickers in a twist over practice/practise.

I guess a lot of errors pop up on MN due to fat-fingeritis, especially something like to/too. I never MN from a computer.

MrsHathaway Sat 20-Feb-16 17:47:14

Hypercorrection - that's what makes me rage. Mistakes I can cope with, but replacing something right with something wrong is awful.

"On behalf of my wife and I" - ARGH.

DickDewy Sat 20-Feb-16 17:50:20

The 'of' for 'have' thing seems to be spreading like a virus for halfwits.

Having a lazy week this week, some of it spent in hospital with one of my children, I watched an embarassing amount of This Morning (need to justify it) which was presented by Rylan Clark (I think that's his surname). His constant 'was you' and 'we was' drove me to distraction.

greatbigwho Sat 20-Feb-16 19:02:37

People misusing ellipses. I mean's petty, isn't it? But.......YOU CAN DO THEM WITH ONE KEY PRESS.

miaowli Fri 26-Feb-16 15:06:36

Has anyone else noticed people using 'wander', when they actually mean 'wonder'? I used to think they were just typos, but I see it so often, that I think the majority of them must be meant!

temporarilyjerry Sat 27-Feb-16 19:00:32

Apostrophes in plurals. I'm expected to teach apostrophes to my class of 6 year olds when all around them, apostrophes are misused.

Every day versus everyday

Your versus you're as posted above. My opinion of Harry Stiles did a 180 degree turn when he corrected a fan's sign.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Tue 01-Mar-16 20:12:25



QueenStreaky Fri 04-Mar-16 21:44:07

Defiantly <twitch>

FlysInDreams Wed 09-Mar-16 09:52:04

What are you trying to infer? grin

BathshebaDarkstone Wed 09-Mar-16 09:55:35

The Wellesley advert, the old one, in which they pronounced it with 3 syllables. They've corrected now, maybe they heard me shouting at the telly! grin

SageBush Wed 09-Mar-16 09:58:43

'Discrete' being used instead of 'discreet'. shudder

theknackster Wed 09-Mar-16 10:01:49

"to all intensive purposes"

weebleswillwobble Wed 09-Mar-16 10:06:57

'Myself' or 'yourself' used in the wrong context. I notice this a lot (alot! Lol) in work. Example: 'and yourself?', or who is going to the meeting? 'Just Carrie and myself'. Drives me insane!

LittleRedTealight Wed 09-Mar-16 18:29:14

Recently I've noticed that loads of people no longer use objects with verbs - as in, saying that something 'offends'/'excites'/'annoys'.

I frequently find myself close to shrieking, "BUT WHO DOES IT OFFEND?! WHO DOES IT ANNOY?" angry

* twitch *

Andylion Sat 02-Apr-16 20:50:54

"Me and DH are going..."

It's everywhere on MN.

Jaimx86 Sat 02-Apr-16 20:54:06

Is/are confusion

Missyaggravation Sat 02-Apr-16 20:57:10

I quite like viscous circle, have seen that a few times lately.

Nishky Sat 02-Apr-16 20:59:28

'Less' instead of 'fewer' angry

GailTheFish Sat 02-Apr-16 20:59:32

ect rather than etc. - it's not even a word!

cowbag1 Sat 02-Apr-16 21:00:07

I hate it when people drop words out of a sentence, "I'm going town" instead of "I'm going to town", might be just a regional thing?

CaptainCallisto Sat 02-Apr-16 21:00:44

Pacific instead of specific. MIL does it and it drives me to distraction.

I worked out what all the 'defiantly' instead of definitely is all about. People put definately into their phone and it autocorrects to defiantly rather than definitely.

Floggingmolly Sat 02-Apr-16 21:02:19

Not a mistake as such, but... Think, used completely out of context.
I booked my holiday today - think Italy. I had a nice sandwich for lunch - think ham and cheese.
I hate "cue" and "fast forward" just as much, too

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