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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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MsLexic · 06/11/2018 11:22

My parents lived in a road called Oak Copse. It appears a copse is totally unknown thing. Most days letters would come to Oak Corpse.
I could hear them spelling it pateintly on the phone...
Now wouldn't commonsense tell you that a road would not be named after a dead body?
The mind boggles.
Mind you I have a perfectly ordinary surname ( the name of a famous author, in fact) that everyone turns into Arabic. Then they say 'where does your unusual surname come from?' in wonderment. ( I am a bit foreign looking). I always say 'My ex -husband.I can't be bothered to change it.'

robinsinthespring · 06/11/2018 12:33

I've seen "headacque"

strawberrisc · 06/11/2018 12:37

My ABSOLUTE favourite was a Dad that I know who never really bothers with his kids but acts like Father of the Year on Facebook (not my ex by the way).

I cried laughing for weeks when he commemorated her birthday.

"Happy Birthday sweaty pie".

e1y1 · 06/11/2018 12:53

A instead of l

As in “A can’t wait” not “I can’t wait”

Mind compared to the rest of the sentences I’ve seen with this example included, it’s minor.

“A carnt w8 2get 2 the shopzzz itz bin aaaaggees” Grin

NeitherNowtNorSummat01 · 06/11/2018 13:08

Don’t know if someone’s already said it, but a Friend of mine texts us every year to see if my kids want to go ‘trickle treating’ for Halloween! She’s 42!!!
Incidentally, to the PP who said about Christmas baubles, said trickle treating lady also says ‘ball balls!

Inmyvestandpants · 06/11/2018 13:29

I don't like people getting proverbs/turns of phrase wrong - such as "tow the line" (it's toe) and "the proof is in the pudding" (no, the proof of the pudding is in the eating). It's hard for me not to correct them, and include a little lecture on the origin of the phrase.

One I'd never heard before: "You certainly pulled the wall of my eyes" said a friend on FB in response to my trick photo.

Oh, and another FB friend who says "thank Gould". I don't know whether she is trying to avoid saying "God", is intentionally spelling it how she speaks, or really doesn't know the meaning of the phrase. It's rude to ask but it annoys me because I don't know why she does it.

bettytaghetti · 06/11/2018 13:32

Every now and then a thread like this gets started and every time I thank God that there are people out there like me who get frustrated by the bad spellings & grammar on threads. If you dare to comment on those threads, you get lambasted for being pedantic. Without threads like this i think I might 'loose' my mind!

Neverender · 06/11/2018 13:54

Were instead of we're - Were going to the park 😡

DarlingNikita · 06/11/2018 13:56

Not even going to read whole thread as it'll just piss me off Grin but I loathe 'Would of' with a particular passion.

I think brought for bought is a West Midlands thing. I've got family from there and have been hearing it since childhood.

MarklahMarklah · 06/11/2018 13:59

Saw recently someone saying something about an upcoming event - more of a typo/misunderstanding but they put about having to 'endear' the day, as opposed to 'endure'.

I see loads as I am on a few local buy/sell/swap type pages.

Everanewbie · 06/11/2018 14:45

Butt naked instead of Buck naked.

WorldofTofuness · 06/11/2018 14:46

I think brought for bought is a West Midlands thing. I've got family from there and have been hearing it since childhood.

Not a misspelling, but the regionalism from there that made me smile was someone allegedly hearing a conversation about "Toys Am We" on the bus Grin.

DarlingNikita · 06/11/2018 15:06

"Toys Am We" Grin

WhirlyGigWhirlyGig · 06/11/2018 15:24

Ever it is butt naked 🤔

Everanewbie · 06/11/2018 15:45

WhirlyGigWhirlyGig whilst it has entered common usage, it is a corruption of the much earlier and more widely used 'Buck'. Ever seen Paint Your Wagon? Bare beam and buck naked' is the quote.

WhirlyGigWhirlyGig · 06/11/2018 16:01

Well Ever I've learnt something new today! Thank you.

And no I've never seen Paint your wagon.

Everanewbie · 06/11/2018 16:07

WhirlyGigWhirlyGig you should, its amazing. Wicked songs in it.

NKFell · 06/11/2018 16:43

'Brought' instead of 'bought'
'Treat' instead of 'treated'
'Loose' instead of 'lose'

All of the above make me cringe!

ownitfixit · 06/11/2018 16:48

I think apostrophe abu'se is currently at the WORST level ever! Autocorrect is guilty of making it wor'se but people don't know to bloody correct it. Really 'grind's my gear's'

bananasandwicheseveryday · 06/11/2018 17:05

I agree with so many of these.
Can't abide misplaced apostrophes, could of, would of, should of make my skin crawl and I get irrationally annoyed at 'we was'. I dislike his for he's and vice versa. For me though, by far the worst is 'Luv' rather than love. I don't care whether it's on facebook, a text or whatever. It makes me think the person who uses it is a lovesick teenager.
Or should that be a luvsick teenager?

FourOnTheHill · 06/11/2018 17:06

Phallacy 😂

AlphaJuno · 06/11/2018 17:08

Loose/looser instead of lose/loser and vice versa
Getting wonder and wander mixed round
Lay in instead of lie in.

ACatsNoHelpWithThat · 06/11/2018 17:27

I know this isn't a spelling mistake but it really irritates me when i.e. is incorrectly used instead of e.g.

The useless team leader where I used to work did this a lot, as well as beauties such as "If you have any queries please get back to myself."

Idratherhaveacupoftea · 06/11/2018 17:44

Seperate instead of separate.

BobbinThreadbare123 · 06/11/2018 17:58

ACatsNoHelpWithThat me too! Obsessive use of the reflexive pronoun seems to be creeping in everywhere. People think it makes them sound interesting and intelligent but it really doesn't.

Oh phase vs faze pisses me off too. Phase is a property of waves!

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