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Spellings that make you cringe

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jarhead123 · 02/11/2018 22:28

I know some people can't help it, I get that.

BUT I've just seen a photo on FB of a Mum & daughter and someone has comment 'so pressures' - I am assuming they mean precious!!

Any other classics you've seen?

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BlackeyedGruesome · 05/11/2018 18:27

most of my posts on mumsnet. my fingers rebel and type in teh wrong order... especially the, which I have left in.

sometimes I see them, sometimes I do not.

OneFootintheRave · 05/11/2018 18:41

Kerb / curb

untoldstories · 05/11/2018 18:59

Someone I know always spells social as soical.
First time I thought it was a typo but then it happened again.

CatkinToadflax · 05/11/2018 19:10

Pack lunch.
Using "them" instead of "those".
"Except" and "accept" used the wrong way round.
All apostrophe errors. My favourite of all time was the bloke on the market whose cauliflowers were caul'is.

UrsulaPandress · 05/11/2018 19:12

A Pack Up is a thing though.

Whiskeyjar · 05/11/2018 19:17

Can someone explain 'Carnt' to me? What is it suppose to be?

caterpuller · 05/11/2018 19:21

Wa La for voila
on root for en route
trickle treating for trick or treating
his for he's
devine for divine

BlessedBeTheFruitCake · 05/11/2018 19:24

Shew in place of showed.

ProfessorMoody · 05/11/2018 19:26

What on earth is a Pack Up??

As in, pack up your troubles?

chipsandgin · 05/11/2018 19:28

Loose instead of lose is the one that makes my blood boil, the weight loss boards are riddled with it. See also ‘bare with me’, and all of the above..

I love that mug, just brilliant!

ProfessorMoody · 05/11/2018 19:30

Speaking of baubles, around here it seems to be the done thing to pronounce it, "bobbles".

They also say "weary" when they mean "wary" which is just ridiculous.

MotherOfExperience · 05/11/2018 19:31

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bringincrazyback · 05/11/2018 19:32

I came across an instance of 'do date' earlier today instead of due date. Unsurprisingly, the writer of the post was 'pregnent'.

3isthemagicnumber · 05/11/2018 19:33

Carnt doesn’t contain an r .Its can’t-a contraction of can not .

BobbinThreadbare123 · 05/11/2018 19:35

All of these. I haven't been able to read the whole thread as it makes me so angry. I am sympathetic to dyslexia, but spellcheckers are a thing. I can't even read some of the posts on here because my brain spends the entire time undoing the shitty spelling and grammar. I have ASD and this is one of my 'things'. Ur is an ancient Mesopotamian city, not an acceptable swap for 'you're'!

Alot aswell rediculous abit I wasn't aloud to defiantly not looks like your going to smells devine I await with baited breath there were five less of those r isn't he gawjuss Ur proffesional ocassion dissapointed arrrrrrrrghhhhh!

RebeccaCloud9 · 05/11/2018 19:42

The two that annoy me the most are doo (hen doo), and no 's for possession. The latter totally winds me up. Do people actually say it like that? 'My brother house is messy' or 'My boyfriend mum is lovely'. It's not jist the missing apostrophe, it's the s that is most annoying!

RebeccaCloud9 · 05/11/2018 19:45

@pepper123123 I've seen quite a few kids write the smorning instead of this morning!

Haffiana · 05/11/2018 20:02

Tow the line. FFS.

Member745520 · 05/11/2018 20:10

Lots of the above (well, all those I've read!) and people using effect and affect the wrong way round.

Cheekyblinders · 05/11/2018 20:23

Definately or, even worse, defiantly when they mean definitely! That’s just my latest annoyance! I would be here all night if I listed all my pet grievances! My DS, all grown up now, is very dyslexic but his spelling is better than the average I see nowadays because he takes care and uses spellcheckers... the tools are out there, so there are fewer excuses than ever!

letallthechildrenboogie · 05/11/2018 20:25

'I was sat....' . The kids say it ALL THE TIME. No, you weren't. You were sitting.

ihopeyouwitchesareready · 05/11/2018 20:29

got a text of my 88year old grannie she was poppibg out for nipps and nobs

that will be bitts and bobs gran unless i have underestimated her somehowGrin

fleuriepeninsula · 05/11/2018 20:32

Devine instead of divine is something that drives me nuts. Australians will remeber Devine Homes (like Barratt or Redrow). They are singlehandedly responsible for a whole generation misspelling divine.

Wallah instead of voila.

loubeylou68smellsofreindeerpoo · 05/11/2018 20:43

For sell
I'm saleing this chester draws
It's all over our local buy and sell sites on fb
Drives me to distraction 🤬

BobbinThreadbare123 · 05/11/2018 20:45

I have just read a lost dog advert on Facebook, describing said dog as 'not viscous'. I suspect they meant 'not vicious' but it really changes the meaning. I am not sure whether to look for a dog-coloured puddle or a sweet natured pooch.

Oh, and broach when brooch is meant. Is your baby breach? Or breech?

One more whinge: a professional network have been advertising a successful event on LinkedIn. They give an award for 'eight team members or less'. They've based an acronym for the event on this mistake.

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