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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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supercatlady · 05/11/2018 20:47

Stationary cupboard 

QueenStreaky · 05/11/2018 20:52

I'm amazed by the number of people working in special needs circles who talk about 'Educational Health Care Plans' instead of Education, Health and Care Plans. I mean, it doesn't even make any sense! Even worse when it's abbreviated to ECHPs .

Girlking · 05/11/2018 20:53

The bad spelling on Mumsnet really gets to me and puts me off reading a thread . I have actually dumped a lovely man once as he ended a text with “that’s how I role” 😬

Cookit · 05/11/2018 20:57

Plural words with apostrophes. Not technically spelling but I can’t stand it.

Rubicsboob · 05/11/2018 21:43

Walah and variants thereof.
Recently saw "ball bells" Confused instead of "baubles".
The hospital where I had DC1 had a big metal sign up welcoming people to the 'Impatients Ward'. Still there three years later when I had DC2. The irony was not lost while I waited and waited. And waited to be discharged postnatally.

Notatallobvious · 05/11/2018 21:55

Defiantly....could of, would of etc....definately

Elderflower14 · 05/11/2018 22:11


Cineraria · 05/11/2018 22:17

One I really like rather than cringe at often comes from a friend who writes for a living but has an entertaining autocorrect. She usually describes a disagreement/argument between her and her husband as a marital discussion but her autocorrect changes it to a martial discussion. I think she might be leaving it like that deliberately.

WitheredfromtheLake · 05/11/2018 22:36

Many of the above, plus

sort after (locations, etc)


he text me (I cannot bear the loss of the syllable here!)

MsLexic · 05/11/2018 22:42

Cock o van. Yes really at the care home.It isn't even chicken in wine.It's chicken and carrots.
Dinning room. My ex wrote this continually the fecking abusive twattish tiny nobbed ladyboy.
I was told distinctly and categorically that Dachshunds were
Dash-hounds because they dash about and that NOBODY says Dachshunds except me.The woman got very angry about it.

MsLexic · 05/11/2018 22:45

oh God I mispellderated

rainbowquack · 05/11/2018 23:50

Just found this on Facebook. 🤦‍♀️

Spellings that make you cringe
GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER · 06/11/2018 06:58

'Except' when they mean 'accept' - which I saw somewhere yesterday.

Oh, and ditto to 'restbite' which I've seen so many times on a forum for carers of people with dementia. I suppose it makes sense for the poor things at the end of their tethers, though - a 'bite' of rest.

WhirlyGigWhirlyGig · 06/11/2018 07:15

rainbow the writer of that little gem needs a dictionary for Christmas Confused

Marcipex · 06/11/2018 07:17

Worst on a legal document , that several times referred to Mrs E, 'the diseased'.
The deceased was indeed diseased, she died of cancer, but still...

Marcipex · 06/11/2018 07:22

MsLexic, dash-hounds because they dash about Grin

Marcipex · 06/11/2018 07:26

Did you tell her dach is German for badger? They are badger hounds, the right shape for getting into a badger sett.

AJPTaylor · 06/11/2018 07:52

At work on a file this week
Insured has Noah deer about what happened.

toomuchtooold · 06/11/2018 08:36

Did you tell her dach is German for badger? They are badger hounds, the right shape for getting into a badger sett.

Is that what that's about? I kept thinking dach, attic, did they use to live in attics or something?

joystir59 · 06/11/2018 09:12

Tenderhooks instead of tenterhooks.

joystir59 · 06/11/2018 09:14

I got it in Asdas

rupertina · 06/11/2018 09:16

BUT I've just seen a photo on FB of a Mum & daughter and someone has comment 'so pressures'

Perhaps a Freudian slip?

mostdays · 06/11/2018 09:59

A colleague was spelling an address out over the phone recently and said "that's y for wanky". Bless her but she was so embarrassed.

Myusername101z · 06/11/2018 11:18

A girl on my Facebook puts “mayed” instead of made,makes me laugh every time

Myusername101z · 06/11/2018 11:20

Not really the same but it really annoys me when people say generally when they mean genuinely ! I hear it a lot (usually on towie) **hangs head in shame

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