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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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ItWasntMeItWasIm · 06/11/2018 18:09


I think you'll find that was mentioned by myself a few pages back Grin

AlphaJuno · 06/11/2018 18:21

Oh and I know someone who writes 'few' instead of phew! ๐Ÿ˜…. Annoys me every time.
Few, that was hard work! ๏ฟผ

ACatsNoHelpWithThat · 06/11/2018 18:55

ItWasntMeItWasIm Grin

RedLife · 06/11/2018 18:56
Spellings that make you cringe
AfterSchoolWorry · 06/11/2018 20:40



I must confess I often used to wonder what a "flamin' yon" was when I watched American TV shows.

newshoe · 06/11/2018 22:25

What is that meant to be Redlife??

LostInShoebiz · 07/11/2018 08:19

Chicken Parmesan/parmigiana

LostInShoebiz · 07/11/2018 08:19

In answer to newshoe

steppemum · 07/11/2018 08:21

I think redlife's picture caption is
Chicken Permission (chicken parmesan?)
and the chicken is responding....

(bit hard to see though)

AlphaJuno · 07/11/2018 22:29

I couldn't believe it when I looked at the recipe for my ds's cooking lesson and the title, which was written by the teacher for their homework, said 'Mini Chicken Pie's'. ๐Ÿ˜ซ

A couple of years ago both my dc's reports were littered with spelling and grammatical errors, including: ' Name needs to take care to finish a sentence with a full stop ' ๐Ÿ˜  Failing to include a full stop themselves! I know some people find spelling difficult but I get mad when teachers make mistakes because it's not helping the children learn.

GrannyHaddock · 08/11/2018 22:14

When the children were at primary school every letter to us from the school office and the head teacher included elementary spelling, grammar or punctuation errors.

RebeccaCloud9 · 08/11/2018 22:29

Argh I've just had a text from a friend saying 'Rosie brother knows him'.

WHERE'S YOUR 'S??????? Seriously, I'm really curious, do people actual say it like that?

tombstoneteeth · 08/11/2018 22:32

Hand made wedding invitation - so pretty, and so much work, but proudly announcing "Your invited!"

Subla2401 · 08/11/2018 22:37

'Then' instead of 'than'.

I would rather eat a sandwich then eat pasta.

BobbinThreadbare123 · 09/11/2018 07:33

Anyone else keep seeing 'women' used where 'woman' should have been?

SassitudeandSparkle · 09/11/2018 09:20

My DD - spelling not her greatest skill when rushing - had a school report which said she needed to work more accurately but their version said 'accuratley'. Oh, the irony! On the other hand, it did help to cushion the blow as I pointed out that everyone makes mistakes Grin

MarklahMarklah · 09/11/2018 12:53

Seen on a local social media page -
Someone wanting to get a "Cherwarwer"
Someone asking "I wanna chocker top or sank like"
Regularly see chester draws, weary (for wary), women (for woman), pacific (specific), no (know), were (where).

SassitudeandSparkle · 09/11/2018 12:56

Another one off FB this morning which may have already been mentioned - aloud (allowed).

ACatsNoHelpWithThat · 09/11/2018 13:32

@MarklahMarklah I give up...what should "chocker top" and "sank like" actually be?

MarklahMarklah · 09/11/2018 14:04

Chocker top = one of those choker-necked tops that were popular.
Sank like = Something like.

Took me quite a while.

Remembered that there was also a phase of people wanting 'tillers' for their bathrooms. (Tilers)

ACatsNoHelpWithThat · 09/11/2018 16:08

Thanks Marklah - I would never have worked those out in a million years!

moresugarthanalemon · 09/11/2018 16:15

Leary instead of [being] wary [of]

DoubleNegativePanda · 09/11/2018 16:17

"Tunge" instead of tongue drives me mad.

DoubleNegativePanda · 09/11/2018 16:19

@moresugarthanalemon Leary would annoy me as well, but I'd assume they mean leery. Which I suppose means the same thing as wary!

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