(Closed) The word is spelled "ridiculous" not "rediculous".

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Post # 107
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Meh, same difference.

*aneurysm*

EDIT: I actually try to be understanding, especially since my brilliant dad grew up with dyslexia in a time/place they didn’t recognize it. Teachers from elementary through grad school called him stupid and worthless because of his difficulties, which never improved because no one helped him. Now my little cousin has almost the same problem. I just can’t resist correcting spelling and grammar! It’s nags at me.

Post # 108
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@HappilyEverAfter54:  I agree!  

 I use a lot of slang in my typing and that’s just the way I am.  as long as I can understand what the OP is saying, it really doesn’t matter to me how they spell anything, who am I to judge them.

Post # 109
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I love this thread!! I’m secretly a grammar nazi haha. When I was bored between classes in University, I found myself going through the student-run paper, encircling all the errors. I was horrified to find so many mistakes! Hahaha then I’d drop the paper off at their office. 

And I used to get so upset at my professors in college-level English/Writing who put very little weight on correct spelling and grammar when grading papers. They say content is more important. Really? I don’t agree. If it’s a term paper or something big (especially if you’ve had multiple drafts AND had it peer reviewed AND you had all semester to run spell check), I don’t think it’s okay. One of my favorite professors stopped reading his students’ papers after 5 mistakes… 10 for longer papers.  

My biggest pet peeve is when people spell or pronounce mischievous as mischievious. There’s no i after the v!! :/

Post # 110
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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@Chrysoberyl:  

 

Ahhhh, you beat me to it.  Councilling is my favorite.

Post # 111
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

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@littlemisssally:   Lol! My DH says “Christmas reef” instead of “Christmas wreath”

Post # 112
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I love this thread.  I thought the OP was going to need asbestos undies for this one, but it’s turning out to be a lot of fun.

As to the helpful chart above and the word “affect”.  It is correct that affect can be a noun.  It’s used as a psychological term to describe the physical manifestation of someone’s emotional state.  As in, she displayed a sad affect.

Post # 113
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I have to laugh at this thread. I mis type on my phone all the time and dont see it to correct it. I am a writing teacher (5th grade). I am not  a great speller but the one that always gets me ia lose/loose chose/choose. 

Post # 114
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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@bbsoon2be:  Yay, I like that picture! I might have to print that out and tape it to something– I’ve always had a knack for spelling well, and this stuff drives me crazy too! 

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@littlemisssally:  Isn’t in annoying when people actually PRONOUNCE things wrong too? My SO always says “PUPcorn” instead of POPcorn. It’s annoying! And my supervisor at work says “draw” when what he means is “drawer.” Argh!

The affect/effect thing is something I really can’t stand. I’m in grad school, in a scientific field, and we have to do a lot of group projects– involving writing. I cannot believe how many people, at the Master’s level in science, STILL get that mixed up!

Post # 115
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

This made me laugh!

Post # 116
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I haven’t read all the posts, so this may have been covered, but it’s definitely not definately. That one drives me crazy!

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@Madi.So.Excited:  That’s funny!

Post # 117
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

OMG I just remembered the worst: It’s Pinterest, not Pintrest.

Post # 119
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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@bbsoon2be:  Heehee, thank you!

Post # 120
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I once dated a guy who was a complete jackass when it came to pronouns.  If he had said, “her and I” one more time before I stopped seeing him I think I would have exploded.  He was a college-educated trainer so he definitely should have known better. 

Post # 121
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@bijou214:  Weddingbee seriously needs to have a “like” button.

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