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How many draws in a chest of draws?

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Deux · 19/05/2010 14:28

Just had to get this off my chest. What has happened and why is it that people just can't spell drawer anymore? It raises my blood pressure significantly.

I was looking for a desk for my DS and I had the misfortune to trawl through the customer reviews on the Argos website. I was stunned that so many people wrote 'draw'. Eg, 'draws very flimsy'.

Then in an antique shop recently a sign read ' ..... with 2 draws £550'. I found myself foaming at the mouth.

If this one had been done before, apologies. Sorry, ranting a bit.

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muggglewump · 19/05/2010 14:29

I saw Chester draws once

EightiesChick · 19/05/2010 14:32

I saw this thread title and clicked, foaming at the mouth, to correct your spelling! Sometimes it's the little things that drive you up the wall

My other annoyance in this category is people used 'phased' when they mean 'fazed' - as in 'I'm not fazed by that, I'm fine with it'. Wrong usage seen in all sorts of places, including, IIRC, the Guardian

Fimbo · 19/05/2010 14:32

It is used frequently on here too. It actually got to the stage where I began to think it was me!

NorbertDentressangle · 19/05/2010 14:35

mugglewump -maybe you worked where I once worked. A (educated to degree level) colleague of mine always used to write Chester Draws.

Deux · 19/05/2010 14:40

Ha, so glad it's not just me then. Chester draws .... brilliant.

Best not get started on bought/brought then.

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muggglewump · 19/05/2010 14:57

Gaaaah I hate brought, it brings me out in a rage.

notwavingjustironing · 19/05/2010 15:02

I too was about to barge in and correct you till I realised where you were coming from!

I'm so glad there are other normal people who can't stand this.

My teeth ITCH when I read text speak

Off to lend a pencil from my friend

Clary · 19/05/2010 15:15

LOL @ Chester Draws.

Sounds like a big man from Texas "heyyy, Chester Draws here"

Clary · 19/05/2010 15:16

BTW apparently bought is just going to stop existing soon, so many people say brought whether they mean bought or brought.

I brought this from the shop today - really? Didn't anyone stop you stealing???

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