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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?

OP posts:

HariboLecter · 03/11/2018 07:33

Argh IPad fail 🤦🏻‍♀️

That should've (should of 👀) been write 'I 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.


JorahsMistress · 03/11/2018 07:43

People who i know full well are capable of spelling correctly, yet still insist on spelling things wrong purposely, such as boi instead of boy or me instead of my, the boi one really gives me the rage in particular 🤬


Theaspidistraiswilting · 03/11/2018 07:50

our local shop sells handmade silver key rings made out of spoon handles stamped with witty sayings that include the word ‘Dutchess’ I want one!


CantWaitToRetire · 03/11/2018 07:53

Ah, I’ve found my thread at last. I have to bite my tongue and stop myself becoming the spelling/grammar police when I’m on forums or FB.

All of the above examples wind me up, and many more. One is turnt instead of turned.


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!!


Ohheyyy · 03/11/2018 07:54

Brought when they mean to say bought. Urgh.


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” Hmm

Also loose instead of lose.

I see this far too often being used by people on slimming world/weightwatchers etc.


blitzen · 03/11/2018 08:16

People who confuse 'alternative' and 'alternate' - I know that's not strictly a typo though!


KhalDrogosBeard · 03/11/2018 08:20

When people post on Facebook groups “Delete if not aloud” Angry


Toughtips · 03/11/2018 08:24

I am a women always gets me. Woman! Singular.


Ohyesiam · 03/11/2018 08:27

Myself instead of me or I.

When people use “ hence “ wrong. As in
“ He became unreliable, hence why I left him”.
Why add why?? Hence is enough, putting a random why in is really irritating.


dayswithaY · 03/11/2018 08:27

Weary instead of wary. People actually say this out loud "She was weary of strangers". Feeling tired was she?


dayswithaY · 03/11/2018 08:30

Sorry, I see someone has already mentioned weary/wary. My bad! Which also gives me the rage. My bad what?


PippilottaLongstocking · 03/11/2018 08:30

Ooh yes and excessive comma usage is really annoying (or should I say - excessive comma usage, is really annoying)


Lucisky · 03/11/2018 08:31

One I see quite often on here is Tennant instead of tenant. David must have more influence than we thought.
Another which amused me years ago was mixing up canapes and canopies. It was on a 'banquet' menu, with 'champagne and mixed canopies on arrival'.


MrsJane · 03/11/2018 08:31

Someone posted about how they had been busy hovering the house all day! Quite impressive!


blackjeans · 03/11/2018 08:33

I was sat AngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngry
Their/there instead of they're
Should of/could of AngryAngry
'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.


Veterinari · 03/11/2018 08:36

I saw diswade the other day. Took me a second to realise they meant dissuade.
Alot. Of instead of have. Brake/break reign/rein, greatful, thankyou


DontCallMeCharlotte · 03/11/2018 08:37

Someone posted about how they had been busy hovering the house all day! Quite impressive!

That one is almost always down to autocorrect.


Veterinari · 03/11/2018 08:38

Defiantly. Wheatabix. Queue/cue/que - I find it especially weird that folk substitute a random Spanish word for an unrelated English one


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?


bluechameleon · 03/11/2018 08:40

I'm in a baby led weaning Facebook group. Every single day people post about being worried about chocking. It winds me up far more than it should.


mrspicklepants27 · 03/11/2018 08:40


Its CANT you dimwits!!

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