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Why is everyone spelling gorgeous wrong?

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comewhinewithme · 01/07/2010 10:22

It makes my teeth itch when I see it -mainly used on facebook.

Gawjuss = shudder.

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Housemum · 01/07/2010 23:08

I think they must be trying to make it sound like the Little Britain character, picture Matt Lucas saying, "ooh, he's gawjuss".

Not as bad as my FB friends who write "gunna" for "going to", I could just about tolerate "gonna" if I had to...

ifancyashandy · 02/07/2010 21:42

Actually, you mean, 'why is everyone spelling gorgeous incorrectly?'

Well, this is my first time venturing into Pedants Land!

LilMagill · 06/08/2010 20:18

Wrong is an adverb as well as an adjective. You don't think such a common everyday word would only take such a fussy Latinised form, really? Grin

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