Spellings that make you cringe
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?
MummaMinnie · 03/11/2018 07:39
Autocorrect sometimes 'fixes' words for me. For example, when I've typed the possessive its and had replaced by it's and then not noticed it.
I hate brought. I have a friend who says and writes this - perhaps it's a regional expression where I live? She doesn't say she's going to bruy something.
sanityisamyth · 03/11/2018 07:53
Ect really irritates me and most people don't seem to realise it's wrong. It's "etc" as it's short for et cetera.
All the incorrect versions of "definite". It's usually spelt as defiantly which is a whole different word in itself, with a very different meaning!!
constantlyseekinghappiness · 03/11/2018 08:02
Brought instead of bought!
I see it so often on here - I think I see it more as brought than bought. “I brought her a birthday present”
Also loose instead of lose.
I see this far too often being used by people on slimming world/weightwatchers etc.
blackjeans · 03/11/2018 08:33
I was sat
Their/there instead of they're
Should of/could of
'I'm not adverse to' instead of 'averse'
Using 'less' when it should be 'fewer' - there are less children coming now - when it should be there are fewer children
I way far too much vs weigh or worse, my wait is fluctuating (weight)
DontCallMeCharlotte · 03/11/2018 08:34
"I seen" is my bugbear.
Wheatabix irs NOT!!!! It’s weetabix, only ever seen it spelt incorrectly on MN
I've never seen that but a close family member insists on referring to a single Weetabix as a "Weetabic" and I can't even provide a satisfactory reason why it's wrong.
I love "perquelier" and may campaign to make this the new official spelling.
CoughLaughFart · 03/11/2018 08:40
And my personal biggest spelling peeve: angles instead angels. As in “R.I.P Nan your sleeping with the angles now”*
And these same people usually always write ‘rip’ - all lower case, no punctuation. Isn’t enough that the poor cow’s dead - why do they want to tear her in half as well?
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