Common spelling fails.

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Mike Rometer
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Re: Common spelling fails.

Post by Mike Rometer » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:35 am

Vespa wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:32 am
If you want a laugh, switch on the subtitles on the BBC news. It can be extremely amusing at times.
Woja mean, switch 'em on? :? I never turn them off! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Common spelling fails.

Post by Ian d » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:56 pm

Bought and brought are two that many get confused or use in the wrong context.
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Re: Common spelling fails.

Post by Pete McK » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:17 am

Not spelling per-se, but a colleague recently apologised for being 'incognito' all afternoon as he had been in a meeting.
I asked him who he was dressed up as and received a blank look in reply.
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Re: Common spelling fails.

Post by BruceTheQuail » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:30 am

Lol, a client mis-used the word "inveigled" to me several years ago, in the context of intertwining yourself in someone's affairs rather than the correct sense, so I mis-used it myself a few times, now one of my partners at work says it frequently incorrectly and now that I know it isnt correct I have a crisis over whether and how to tell him. But it actually does sound like the correct usage - Joe inveigled himself into the business of the partnership...
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Re: Common spelling fails.

Post by FairlyOldGit » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:34 am

If I want to use a word when I'm not 100% sure of its meaning and usage,
I usually google it - it saves embarrassment sometimes!
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Re: Common spelling fails.

Post by Mike Rometer » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:53 am

Probably the most frequent is 'too' and 'to', even on occasion 'two'.
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Re: Common spelling fails.

Post by PhilB » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 am

I saw another one recently.
"I managed to lend my mate's car for the week whilst mine was being fixed".
:roll:

I also agree with Vespa about a pet hate.
People who start sentences with "So".
Also the "yoof" who seem to want to use the word "like" several times in every sentence.
My teenage daughter started doing it until I kept repeating it each time she used it.
Soon cured!

My two favourite words at the moment.
"Sanctimonious"
"Supercilious".
They can both spring to mind when reading some posts on various forums.
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Re: Common spelling fails.

Post by PhilB » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:03 am

FairlyOldGit wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:34 am
If I want to use a word when I'm not 100% sure of its meaning and usage,
I usually google it - it saves embarrassment sometimes!
Very true and I do the same sometimes.
The pedants on here like nothing better than nitpicking anything "the mod" writes both with spelling and otherwise.
;)
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Re: Common spelling fails.

Post by spritely » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:40 am

PhilB wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:03 am
FairlyOldGit wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:34 am
If I want to use a word when I'm not 100% sure of its meaning and usage,
I usually google it - it saves embarrassment sometimes!
Very true and I do the same sometimes.
The pedants on here like nothing better than nitpicking anything "the mod" writes both with spelling and otherwise.
;)
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Re: Common spelling fails.

Post by Vespa » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:50 pm

Neigh, Nay, NOOOO
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