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Which spelling mistake irritates you?!

Discussion in 'General' started by eek, 11 May 2006.

  1. Emzay

    Emzay "He's doing a poo!"

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    Definitely is not spelt Definately and it never has been.

    *ahem*

    That is all :D
     
  2. Callum

    Callum What's a Dremel?

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    I disagree ;) It has been spelt definately many times, and I imagine for quite some time.

    It was never correct however. ;)

    Sentences without capitals bug me.
     
  3. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Sentences without punctuation bother me.
    Or sentences without, proper punctuation bo'ther me even; more.
     
  4. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 What's a Dremel?

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    All of them, but As i generally have a problem spelling i can't tell what's wrong.
    BTW :D There is a spell checker for ie and firefox but i keep forgetting to use it. :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash:
     
  5. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 What's a Dremel?

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    Don't follow.
    Data and Datum are two different things.
    Data = Collection of observations, measurements or facts.
    Datum = Thing given or assumed as basis for reckoning, reasoning, etc.
    ARRRGGG can't delete and merge posts.
     
  6. P2D

    P2D 99.999% Pure Spam!

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    liek


    *shudder*
     
  7. eek

    eek CAMRA ***.

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    Ever since starting this thread I have noticed people using 'alot' a lot more than they ever used to (well, I notice it more anyway :p). I'm sure some people must be having a laugh when writing half their posts!
     
  8. jezmck

    jezmck Minimodder

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    Mistakes are fine. People not trying is the worst. People "not knowing" is often actually people not trying.

    people calling initialisms acronyms and vice-versa. :D

    they're/...
    you're/...
    'to' for 'too' or 'two'
    alot
    ect
    txt-spk
    'eleven' for '!!' ;)
    dislexic
     
  9. Snood

    Snood What's a Dremel?

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    lazer instead of laser
     
  10. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    "Loose" = set free, liberated.
    "Lose" = mislay, fail to win.
     
  11. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    That one has really stareted to annoy me too. I didn't notice it for a very long time, so probably did the same, but recently I've found myself wanting to ask people how they manage to confuse the two.
     
  12. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    American English :worried: :D
     
  13. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Or as I've taken to calling it recently, simplified english :p
     
  14. agent420

    agent420 What's a Dremel?

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    Fuhgeddaboutit! :hehe:

    I did note that the forum uses our spelling of 'color' at the top of the reply/edit windows to pick Any colour you like :rock:
     
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  15. Strategy

    Strategy Banned

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    "teh"
     
  16. jakeiswicked

    jakeiswicked What's a Dremel?

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    what annoys me is myself, whilst on forums i sometimes type 'teh' 'tehre' etc. on accident just cos its how i spell when im playing games, and since i play games alot its starts to become natural :sigh:
     
  17. Freezermug

    Freezermug What's a Dremel?

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    not really spelling but stuff typed in all caps. all caps makes me want to punch babys.
     
  18. jezmck

    jezmck Minimodder

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    'babies' :baby:
     
  19. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    Well I'm glad I'm not alone in feeling the unreleased frustration that builds in me when reading text across the Internet. It's difficult sometimes not to think that you're the only one in the world that actually uses the rules of language.

    Still that's why I read Wikipedia so much as when you see something stupid you can just fix it straight away.

    Also I find that touch typing helps greatly at fixing typos as you can spot errors as you are making them. That then only leaves ignorance and laziness as barriers to correct language and I can't make up my mind which is worse.

    My biggest pet hate is probably incorrect use of apostrophes. It's quite incredible the places you see them turn up but in particular I hate seeing being used to pluralise acronyms (e.g. CD's, DVD's etc.).
     
  20. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    I dont like it when people spell my name wrong..
    It's Keir not kier!
     

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