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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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Seniorschoolmum · 09/11/2018 16:20

Pacific rather than Specific.

Arghhhhhh Sad

WhyAmISoCold · 09/11/2018 16:22

Poped (supposed to be popped)
Arche instead of ark
Draws instead of drawers

These all happen in my workplace, and form part of a professional 'record'. They drive me mad but it won't be taken well if I point them out (I have corrected one before, it got ignored and another I re-labelled as everyone could see it and I think it makes us look incompetant).

moresugarthanalemon · 09/11/2018 16:26

@DoubleNegativePanda yes indeed they mean leery. It's a shit show.

Also; his instead of he's
Generally instead of genuinely
Defiantly instead of definitely

Using fucking apostrophes to fucking pluralise.
Using fucking apostrophes to fucking pluralise but not consistently.

"Chris' bed" instead of "Chris's bed". NAMES ARE NOT FUCKING PLURALS

moresugarthanalemon · 09/11/2018 16:27

The misuse of 'I'. There's nothing wrong with saying 'me' when it's correct to say 'me'. Classic case of hyper-correction.

ohcontrarerodders · 09/11/2018 16:29

fly with the angles instead of angels

radioactiveimagination · 09/11/2018 16:30


BananasAreTheSourceOfEvil · 09/11/2018 16:31

Loose instead of lose.

You want to lose weight, not set it free.

phatamy · 09/11/2018 16:39

'Low pain fresh hold' - I think you mean 'threshold' Grin

AlphaJuno · 11/11/2018 00:02

Vapping instead of vaping and crickey instead of crikey 😫

Luckypoppy · 11/11/2018 00:16

Rediculous and perent/perant

Luckypoppy · 11/11/2018 00:17

And are instead of our!

And of instead of have.

moresugarthanalemon · 11/11/2018 00:21

Eminem is such a good raper

BillThePony · 11/11/2018 00:41

Have seen the word damn written as damb and dame a few times on fb.

Discusted irritates me the most though.

ItWasntMeItWasIm · 11/11/2018 11:20

Saw on a Facebook group a photo of a dam with the caption "damn looking on point today" Best reply was "Didn't know dams could look on point but it's looking damn good!"

EmotionallyDestroyed · 13/11/2018 09:06

@NeitherNowtNorSummat01 PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEEEEASE - for my sanity - correct her!!! I beg of you

myusernamewastakenbyme · 13/11/2018 09:46

Found this gem on fb agesss ago...its so awful it deserves another mention

Spellings that make you cringe
Monday55 · 13/11/2018 09:59

"Take a seat" or "Have a seat"

I know you're going to Google it.

The one that ranks them all is "your & you're"

WithAFaeryHandInHand · 13/11/2018 10:00

Loose instead of lose. Makes me irrationally irritated!

RebeccaCloud9 · 14/11/2018 09:36

@monday55 I googled it and I'm still none the wiser!

Cutesbabasmummy · 14/11/2018 09:39

Someone may already have posted but the confusion of "there", "their" and "they're". Some people I know have high powered jobs and don't know the difference!

twelv · 14/11/2018 09:43

Not a spelling but when people type 'we can do this!' Or 'you got this mumma'.

It's bloody awful

Lilybetsey · 14/11/2018 10:02

“ Accept” instead of except, expect, ...or vice versa

The missing of the word “to”: as in “I’m going Sainsbury’s” rather than “I’m going to Sainsbury’s”

aks pronounced arks, instead of ask


TheFreaksShallInheritTheEarth · 14/11/2018 10:29

I had an email from my daughter's teacher bemoaning the fact that she wouldn't "except" help.
I had to resist the urge to put "accept" in bold in my reply!

Surely Noah Fence is a joke, though?

wanderings · 14/11/2018 10:48

"I need to program it in." It's only ever "program" when it's a noun meaning computer code. Anything else is "programme": TV programme, programme of events, programme the video.

Halloween. It's Hallowe'en! I even knew that at the age of 6. (I couldn't understand why teachers talked of it so seriously though, and I wasn't sure whether witches and ghosts were made up, and I noticed that even teachers didn't seem sure. Misses point of thread)

@LottieLou90 There's a question in an A-level maths textbook which is about "Skellingtons", in total seriousness. The question is about fictional kids' TV programmes, for use in statistics. It also has hybrid names of board games such as "Cludopoly" and "Trivscrab".

TheViceOfReason · 14/11/2018 10:53

Stupid twee spellings used by grown women such as "veggies" "eggies" and "beanz".

Fuck right off.

Vegetables (or veg), eggs and beans.

And the overuse of "sugary".

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