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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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Darkbaptism · 14/11/2018 10:59

Ickle, when they mean little.


Fashionista101 · 14/11/2018 11:09

"I seen that the other day"

NO! You SAW it! Angry


Fashionista101 · 14/11/2018 11:10

On route.

NOPE! It's EN ROUTE, it's frigging french!


SassitudeandSparkle · 14/11/2018 23:04

Seen on FB within the last 24 hours;

Hatters for haters
Roomers for rumours


SassitudeandSparkle · 14/11/2018 23:04

Seen on FB within the last 24 hours;

Hatters for haters
Roomers for rumours


Partridgeamongstthepigeons · 14/11/2018 23:09

Ect instead of etc. Etc is short for et cetera hence etc. That one really winds me up.


twelv · 15/11/2018 13:06

Ooooh the use of 'hence why'.

Especially when they are trying to sound so so smart.


diymania · 15/11/2018 13:17

Colleague puts random
apostrophes in words ending in s...

E.g. It seems’ that this grammar mistake makes my toes curl.


headinhands · 15/11/2018 13:26

Someone I know uses 'ow' instead of 'oh'. I always say 'are you in pain?'


headinhands · 15/11/2018 13:32

Oh and they use 'tell' instead of ''til'. 'I'm gonna wait here tell it stops raining'


TheFreaksShallInheritTheEarth · 15/11/2018 14:09

It's till not 'til Confused.

Till is not a contraction of until; it predates it.


layercake9 · 15/11/2018 14:26

Moresugarthanalemon, “Chris’ bed” is grammatically correct. For names ending in s, you can either add an apostrophe + s, or just an apostrophe to show possession.


SadieContrary · 15/11/2018 14:27

Pre-Madonna made me really chuckle


layercake9 · 15/11/2018 14:35

bettytaghedi “threads like these” not “threads like this” Wink


SilentIsla · 15/11/2018 16:58

Just spoken to a Tory MP, not usual ERG suspect. They said "the damn has broken" and that the "vast majority" of those present at meeting earlier have handed in no confidence letters.

By one, Aubrey Allegretti, who claims to be an online political reporter for Sky news. I very much doubt they said the “damn” had broken although...



mamansnet · 15/11/2018 17:28

This week I read twice about people 'laying a "reef" at the Cenotaph'. One was in a local newspaper, about a WWII veteran I happen to know.

Laughed my head off at the thought of him with a huge spliff in his hand. He does like his fags after all!


Lilybetsey · 15/11/2018 19:20

The MOST annoying of all ‘dept’ for Debt .....


BIWI · 16/11/2018 15:55

No - 'que' for 'queue' is the MOST annoying! It doesn't even make sense. I could understand 'cue'.


Scallywag1903 · 16/11/2018 16:05

heals instead of heels - aarrgghh


Lavende · 16/11/2018 16:17

Tomo for tomorrow. Gives me the rage.


wanderings · 16/11/2018 17:35

@mamansnet Not a spelling mistake, but here's a spoken mistake often made at my local Remembrance Sunday parade, by a uniformed military man or woman, usually barked in an appropriate voice.
"Anyone else wishing to ray a leath… lay a wreath, please do so now!!"
But they didn't make that mistake this year.

As the older sibling to my little brother, I was expressly forbidden to point out his mis-spellings, or to point out when he said things wrongly, such as sounding the K in "This is the pirate's k-nife", because I might dent his confidence, so I had a childhood of not being able to correct them - how frustrating!

@layercake9 I remember at the age of eight, I tried to point out to an adult I that James's room could be written James' room, because I had seen it printed: I could have sworn it was written as such on his door. He insisted "no, wanderings, all the things that belong to me have an S".


Pompom42 · 16/11/2018 17:39

Does anyone no where I can buy....blah blah blah
Brought instead of bought
And chest of draws has to be the worst


SilentIsla · 16/11/2018 21:16

I raise you Mr Chester Draws!🤣


Loftyswops988 · 16/11/2018 21:33

the worst one for me is when people spell psycho as physcho, it drives me mad! again i know some people can't help it but i can think of a handful of people who spell this wrong regularly who aren't dyslexic


Nanny0gg · 17/11/2018 01:44

Mother-in-laws and father-in-laws etc instead of mothers-in-law and fathers-in-law.

Seeing those a lot lately.

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