(Closed) Spinoff….what spelling mistakes or grammatical errors irk you?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

alot – it’s A SPACE LOT.

they’re their there

affect effect

definately – it is DEFINITELY

could of – it is COULD HAVE

you’re your

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I could go on forever. If I was a grader, everybody would get a whole point off every time they made the mistake (I used to be graded a point off once even if the mistake was repeated)

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I get bothered by the mispelling of dilemma.  And not just the confusion on how many m’s or l’s to use.  Things like dalemma, dellema, etc.

The they’re/there/their mixup bothers me too.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Seeing ‘I should of …’ it’s ‘I should have

also, ‘I could care less’ should be ‘I couldn’t care less’

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a copy editor, and I learned long ago to accept errors in casual conversation, especially since I grew up with AIM and texting! But in terms of errors in articles that I see, the way people spell “smartphone” drives me nuts! I’ve seen it “Smart Phone” “smart phone” “Smart phone,” and every which way! It’s crazy!

Another huge one for me is the way people use quotes around “The Cloud” like it’s a big, unknown concept. Uggh. It’s 2012, and it’s just the cloud, people.

Post # 7
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2448 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

There, They’re, and Their.

Also this:

Post # 8
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

“Your pretty” AAARGH I hate it, it’s ‘you’re’!! I hate when is see it on websites that are supposed to be companies and it just makes me think they’re so unprofessional. It really grates on my nerves!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

They usually don’t bother me. As long as I can make out what they’re trying to say, whatever. It’s too exhausting trying to correct all of them . Especially on the internet. And despite being an avid reader and educated, I’m sure I make them myself.

The thing that annoys me more is intentionally spelling something wrong, like I see quite a bit on facebook from teenagers.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’ve noticed a lot of recent posts dropping the “s” off of the end of some words.

its really strange to me, and i’ve never noticed it before a few months ago.

of course i can’t think of an example right now, but i’ll let you know if i see one!

Post # 11
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1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

All of these, plus “it’s” instead of “its.”

Also, extremely obvious misspellings.  Words like, oh…  “Toxic” being spelled like “tocksic” or “hilarious” as “halearius.”  There’s no reason anyone should think those words are spelled that way!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I hate when people use the word “myself” wrong. I heard on the radio this morning, “I don’t want anyone to perceive myself that way.” I guess people say it to sound smart, but it makes you sound really uneducated!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@jo.lee:  am i 70? because i am so confused, haha. i didn’t know “smartphone” was one word. and what is the cloud? or “the cloud”?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@September29:  cloud servers, like the one Amazon and Google has. I think Apple recently got one too? it’s basically a server you can access from anywhere … a cloud over everything.

Post # 15
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

You did ‘good’! It is WELL not good!

This one irks me like nothing else in the world. Unfortunately, it is becoming acceptable in common North American speech. UGH!!!!!

You will never catch me saying it that’s for sure! 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

too and to

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