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ScaredOfEverything Sun 24-Aug-08 20:09:41

Sorry just had to get that off my chest.

Califrau Sun 24-Aug-08 20:11:08

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solo Sun 24-Aug-08 20:11:27

Doesn't it make you cringe when you see 'definately'? it does me!

hatrick Sun 24-Aug-08 20:14:17

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solo Sun 24-Aug-08 20:15:24

Califrau, that's brilliant!

PuppyMonkey Sun 24-Aug-08 20:16:11

This must be a contender for most common spelling mistake on MN. Y/N?

hatrick Sun 24-Aug-08 20:17:26

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BecauseImWorthIt Sun 24-Aug-08 20:17:50

"Councillor" is surely the most often mistake on MN?

I have this great vision of my local council members being overrun with women wanting to talk about their deep-seated relationship issues every time I see this!

gingerninja Sun 24-Aug-08 20:17:52

cringe, this is me. I'm always spelling it incorrectly. blush must try harder.

squeaver Sun 24-Aug-08 20:19:14

And even worse when people pronounce it "definATEly".

solo Sun 24-Aug-08 20:19:24

BIWI, yes, me too!

Califrau Sun 24-Aug-08 20:20:31

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PuppyMonkey Sun 24-Aug-08 20:21:01

Should of. That's the next most common. Instead of should've....

hatrick Sun 24-Aug-08 20:21:49

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BecauseImWorthIt Sun 24-Aug-08 20:21:57

God yes, I hate that one too.

smartiejake Sun 24-Aug-08 20:36:45

OOOHHH yes this is D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y one of my pet hates- makes me itch for my red pen.

There used to be a radio one programme called "Is, was and should of".

Our English teacher made us all write a letter of complaint- must be where I got my pedantism (is that a word?) from.

MsHighwater Sun 24-Aug-08 20:55:01

Pedantry, smartiejake.

Califrau Sun 24-Aug-08 20:59:06

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Bronze Sun 24-Aug-08 21:00:18

I just did a search to see if I was one of the annoying people. Six out of six times spelt correctly so I'm definately ok. [sic]

MarkStretch Sun 24-Aug-08 21:00:37

I think the most common mistake on MN is cesarian.

God that annoys me.

Sorry for butting in.

ScaredOfEverything Sun 24-Aug-08 21:44:53

I am very glad that I am not alone on this.

I saw DEFENATELY earlier today.

AbbaFan Sun 24-Aug-08 21:50:30

Here

MsHighwater Sun 24-Aug-08 22:04:47

I once saw a piece of writing that was done by a student for an exhibition which included the word "fanatial".
It took me ages to work out that "financial" was the word intended!

pucca Sun 24-Aug-08 22:09:01

Oh god this is me!

I am always spelling it definately cringe i don't even know why, it is like some higher force makes me do it grin

WILL TRY HARDER (i promise!)

IllegallyBrunette Sun 24-Aug-08 22:10:20

Does it really matter ??? It is a forum for chatting on, not an English exam.

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