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rageymcrageface Wed 12-Sep-18 19:50:42


Where in God's name has this all come from? It's so rife on these boards. So many times I've been reading a perfectly reasonable, eloquent post, only to come across one of these "words". I actually fear they will become recognised words and end up in the Oxford Dictionary, just like "selfie". There's probably more that I've forgotten.

I don't claim to be a grammar expert, but these literally aren't even words! I knew I'd be slaughtered if I posted anywhere else about it, so here I am. Does it infuriate anyone also beyond belief? I can't articulate how it makes me feel!

Danglingmod Tue 19-Mar-19 22:23:33

Worse... I keep seeing "apart" instead of "a part"... They actually have opposite meanings so it's very confusing to understand what is meant.

Amfeelingfline Sat 02-Mar-19 11:30:13

President instead of precedent...

rageymcrageface Thu 06-Dec-18 18:20:32

It's rife out there today!

Ginazon Mon 05-Nov-18 19:09:36

Errol grin I didn’t check the context I have to confess.

iklboo Mon 05-Nov-18 19:09:26

Imma gonna.

WontonSoupForTheSoul Mon 05-Nov-18 18:18:25


ErrolTheDragon Mon 05-Nov-18 18:11:39

Assuming your DS didn't actually mean 'allot', Ginazon, but that's unlikely to occur in an 8yo's homework.

FrogsSpawnofSanta Mon 05-Nov-18 17:53:52

It's the use of Am instead of I'm and been instead of being that annoy me.

Ginazon Mon 05-Nov-18 17:47:13

I’m now annoyed that I/autocorrect put a space in homework.

Ginazon Mon 05-Nov-18 17:46:15

Dd (8) was in the kitchen doing home work and shouted through ‘does a lot have one ‘l’ or two?’ DH shouted back ‘one’ and it was only because of threads like this, and that cartoon, that I realised I had to clarify that it was two words and not one. I can’t remember ever seeing it used seriously. Maybe I’ve been on here too long and my eye skims over it now.

rageymcrageface Mon 05-Nov-18 17:36:54

Someone selling their house on Right Move...

Cattenberg Sat 22-Sep-18 18:14:14


wizzywig Sat 22-Sep-18 15:50:10

Asdas and mataland

mumsiedarlingrevolta Sat 22-Sep-18 15:49:02

It's just being over-used by shiny eyed 'life coaches' these days

blush I stand corrected. and totally agree with your assessment grin

Dontsweathesmallstuff Sat 22-Sep-18 15:45:52

Butlerswharf yes, Restbite drives me crazy.

Its Respite. I need some of that.
I don't fancy any Restbite though, sounds painful grin

Lauren0rder Sat 22-Sep-18 15:37:00

His and he’s bugs me too.

His not going to school today.

His feeling unwell.


abbey44 Sat 22-Sep-18 15:35:13

Discrete being used instead of discreet seems to be increasingly common.

CanadianJohn Sat 22-Sep-18 15:26:27

I grew up in a very literate family in an area where dropping the initial 'h' was almost universal. I had a friend who genuinely could not see any difference between 'is' and 'his', as in "I borrowed is book".

This was in pre-internet days, btw, about 60 years ago.

mypoosmellsofroses Sat 22-Sep-18 15:22:35

delete if not aloud angry

iklboo Sat 22-Sep-18 15:18:02

* Positivity.*
It's not a word just because people are trying to make it one.

Sorry, than one is a proper word, especially in science. It's just being over-used by shiny eyed 'life coaches' these days. grin

mumsiedarlingrevolta Sat 22-Sep-18 15:02:25

It's not a word just because people are trying to make it one.

ferrier Sat 22-Sep-18 14:56:39

My phone tries very hard to autocorrect me to some of these and many other even more bizarre non-words. Sometimes I don't notice so I apologise in arrears and in advance if I upset anyone.

Hanyu Sat 22-Sep-18 14:34:32

Sometimes the space bar doesn't get hit hard enough on my computer, so words get stuck together.

Abit really should be a word.

I'm going to sleep abit. Like a modern version of awhile.

AskingForAnEnemy Sat 22-Sep-18 14:30:25

When people don't know the difference between of and off.

A person on my Facebook keeps posting that she's looking forward to "A week of work"

I have to sit on my hands to not respond with "why would you look forward to a week of work??"

rageymcrageface Sat 22-Sep-18 14:25:51

"Loose" instead of "lose"!

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