Hall of Misspelling Shame : What words do you see misspelled/misused the most?

Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I'm known to some for my message under my avatar: "Let's eat Grandma" vs. "Let's eat, Grandma" PUNCTUATION SAVES LIVES!!! Well, in a similar vein...

We've all seen it countless times before, the errors in basic grammar & spelling. Some people overlook
it, while others become annoyed. Personally, I don't find it as bad when they pop up in casual chats. But, when writing a review or Sexis article, I think these types of errors shouldn't be there.

So, which do you see the most frequently? I could add so many more to this poll, but instead, feel free to mention any others that you notice! How do you feel about seeing them?

Here are the choices, listed as the incorrect spelling or wrong word, followed by the correct one, (for whatever sentence in which they are being used).
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
its for it's
Chilipepper , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Darling Jen , KinkyKatieJames , Virgingasms , surreptitious , bratcat , Alyxx , Silverwinds , FlashFuchsia , mdnght , El-Jaro , Living Doll , spiced , Gone (LD29) , Pudyqat , ImaGodiva , Geogeo , ViVix , The Vixen , unfulfilled , Genderfree , PropertyOfPotter , TheirPet , evie.amor , r00ster , Ms. Paprika , Forever Hers! , edeneve , Sincerely Yours, N , Isola , SecretKinksters , earthmama
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then for than
Chilipepper , JackRaiden , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Carlie2010 , Darling Jen , KinkyKatieJames , Virgingasms , surreptitious , Alyxx , Silverwinds , FlashFuchsia , mdnght , Living Doll , spiced , Gone (LD29) , Geogeo , MissAdara , unfulfilled , PropertyOfPotter , Vanille , r00ster , britanny0620 , Deeder , edeneve , SecretKinksters
25
your for you're
Chilipepper , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Darling Jen , captainsgirl , gsfanatic , KinkyKatieJames , Virgingasms , Leather & Lace , surreptitious , bratcat , Alyxx , Silverwinds , FlashFuchsia , mdnght , El-Jaro , Living Doll , spiced , Gone (LD29) , Eugler , Geogeo , The Vixen , unfulfilled , Genderfree , PropertyOfPotter , Vanille , Cinnyree , joolie , evie.amor , VeganChick (is Gone) , r00ster , britanny0620 , Deeder , Shadoria , Martiniman , sunflower , Ms. Paprika , happymonday , Innocence Is Bliss , edeneve , Isola , SecretKinksters , KittyGoesRawr
42
loose for lose
Chilipepper , Darling Jen , KinkyKatieJames , surreptitious , Alyxx , FlashFuchsia , El-Jaro , Living Doll , spiced , Gone (LD29) , GONE! , Geogeo , ViVix , PropertyOfPotter , Vanille , VeganChick (is Gone) , r00ster , britanny0620 , Deeder , edeneve , SecretKinksters
21
effect for affect
Chilipepper , Ryuson , JackRaiden , Darling Jen , captainsgirl , KinkyKatieJames , Virgingasms , surreptitious , bratcat , Alyxx , FlashFuchsia , Lady of the Lab , mdnght , Real or memorex , spiced , Gone (LD29) , GONE! , Geogeo , The Vixen , unfulfilled , PropertyOfPotter , TheirPet , evie.amor , Deeder , sunflower , Forever Hers! , Chastity Darling , edeneve , Taylor , SecretKinksters , earthmama
31
there for their OR they're
Chilipepper , JackRaiden , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Darling Jen , captainsgirl , KinkyKatieJames , surreptitious , Sera26 , Alyxx , Silverwinds , FlashFuchsia , Allstars316 , Living Doll , spiced , Gone (LD29) , GONE! , Geogeo , The Vixen , unfulfilled , Genderfree , PropertyOfPotter , Vanille , evie.amor , r00ster , britanny0620 , Deeder , Shadoria , edeneve , Isola , SecretKinksters
30
alot for a lot
Chilipepper , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Darling Jen , KinkyKatieJames , surreptitious , bratcat , FlashFuchsia , mdnght , El-Jaro , Living Doll , jennifur77 , spiced , GONE! , Geogeo , The Vixen , Genderfree , PropertyOfPotter , Vanille , evie.amor , VeganChick (is Gone) , r00ster , britanny0620 , Deeder , Shadoria , Chastity Darling , edeneve , Isola , PrairiePrincess , SecretKinksters , KittyGoesRawr
30
dose for does
bratcat , FlashFuchsia , El-Jaro , PropertyOfPotter , Vanille , r00ster , britanny0620 , edeneve
8
weather for whether
Ryuson , bratcat , Alyxx , Gone (LD29) , Geogeo , Genderfree , PropertyOfPotter , Vanille , r00ster , Deeder , Forever Hers! , edeneve , wetone123
13
definatly OR defiantly for definitely
Chilipepper , Ryuson , Darling Jen , KinkyKatieJames , funluvinmama , Virgingasms , surreptitious , bratcat , Alyxx , FlashFuchsia , mdnght , El-Jaro , Living Doll , spiced , Geogeo , MilitaryLove , unfulfilled , PropertyOfPotter , Vanille , Qozt , TheirPet , joolie , evie.amor , VeganChick (is Gone) , r00ster , britanny0620 , sunflower , Forever Hers! , edeneve , wetone123
30
diffrence for difference
Chilipepper , bratcat , Alyxx , FlashFuchsia , Vanille , edeneve
6
grammer for grammar
Chilipepper , JackRaiden , gsfanatic , KinkyKatieJames , surreptitious , Alyxx , Vanille , Deeder , edeneve
9
prostrate for prostate
Gone (LD29) , TheirPet , Deeder , edeneve
4
embarassed for embarrassed
Chilipepper , Ryuson , JackRaiden , KinkyKatieJames , funluvinmama , surreptitious , bratcat , GONE! , Genderfree , Vanille , TheirPet , evie.amor , Deeder , edeneve , Sincerely Yours, N , HannahPanda
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Total votes: 298 (67 voters)
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
I would also like to add:

"except" for "accept" (Professional businesses do this the most.)

"would of" for "would've/wou ld have" (This one really drives me batshit.)
04/02/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
I've found that the spell check on Firefox will not correct 'definitely' to anything but 'defiantly.' Needless to say, that's the one I run across most often in reviews!
04/02/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I've found that the spell check on Firefox will not correct 'definitely' to anything but 'defiantly.' Needless to say, that's the one I run across most often in reviews!
I use Firefox as well. I always have a issue with that word. I spell it wrong and only get what Firefox gives me and then I have to figure it out on my own.
04/02/2013
Carlie2010 Carlie2010
Then for than, I hate it!
04/02/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Of me, it's grammer and grammar that is my self-shame
04/02/2013
Mrs.Hellzapoppin Mrs.Hellzapoppin
Every single one of these... constantly. Grinds my gears.
04/02/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
I would also like to add:

"except" for "accept" (Professional businesses do this the most.)

"would of" for "would've/wou ld have" (This one really drives me batshit.)
Oh, good ones! I should have put those right after effect/affect. The "would of" & some of the contraction mistakes show a basic lack of understanding of what one is saying!

Had I spent more time on it, I would've definitely included those!
04/02/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I've found that the spell check on Firefox will not correct 'definitely' to anything but 'defiantly.' Needless to say, that's the one I run across most often in reviews!
So that's where so many of those mistakes are coming from! I had no idea, thanks for mentioning it!
04/02/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Mrs.Hellzapoppin
Every single one of these... constantly. Grinds my gears.
Me, too. I really like the "grinds my gears" phrase, what a perfect description!

BTW, great screen name!
04/02/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Grammar issues drive me bananas since writing is one of my strong suits. All of these errors bug me, but some are definitely more common than others. Three things that I notice people say a lot in my area are "mines" (as in "That is mines" rather than "that is mine"), "seen" (i.e. "I seen this show" instead of "I saw" or "I have seen"), and "says" ("I says" instead of "I said"). I literally cringe.
04/02/2013
Virgingasms Virgingasms
God, I didn't get any sleep last night but I made some posts any way and now they have spelling mistakes that I can't fix! It's driving me crazy!
04/03/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
I get annoyed that people can't use the proper spelling of simple words. It's not that hard to learn when to use your or you're, good grief!
04/03/2013
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
My biggest pet peeve is you're for your.
04/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by KinkyKatieJames
Grammar issues drive me bananas since writing is one of my strong suits. All of these errors bug me, but some are definitely more common than others. Three things that I notice people say a lot in my area are "mines" (as in "That is ... More
oh, the seen one is something I never before saw until being on here, it makes me crazy. I can't even read it the wrong way, you know, in my head?
04/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Zombirella
I get annoyed that people can't use the proper spelling of simple words. It's not that hard to learn when to use your or you're, good grief!
2nd or 3rd graders learn it all the time, geez. I know, why is it such a problem?
04/03/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I'm known to some for my message under my avatar: "Let's eat Grandma" vs. "Let's eat, Grandma" PUNCTUATION SAVES LIVES!!! Well, in a similar vein...

We've all seen it countless times before, the errors in ... More
I don't have any spelling mistakes to add to this list right now - this is a pretty big list, and the errors that I see tend to be pretty varied depending on the person. I just want to share this glorious article with you guys so that next time someone tells you that they have alot of something, you can enjoy yourself as much as I do when it happens to me.
04/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Virgingasms
God, I didn't get any sleep last night but I made some posts any way and now they have spelling mistakes that I can't fix! It's driving me crazy!
I feel your pain! That has to hurt! Thank goodness, for edit on posts! But, I did notice some things can't be fixed.
04/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by surreptitious
I don't have any spelling mistakes to add to this list right now - this is a pretty big list, and the errors that I see tend to be pretty varied depending on the person. I just want to share this glorious article with you guys so that next time ... More
Thanks for sharing that! Love the variety of Alot animals! Very funny.
04/03/2013
bratcat bratcat
Oh man i'm guilty of many of the common spelling errors, but this is largely due to having a learning disability as well as being dyslexic - i easily misspell and confuse words for other words (like affect and effect, or its and it's) as well as writing/typing words backwards (like need to deen/been, dog to god or vice versa, ect). I'm the last to crack down on those for spelling/misspelling or using improper grammar since i myself am guilty of it and most of the time can't understand or see how i am wrong until walked through it over and over again.
It's actually something i get teased about a lot, because it's very easy for others (especially peers) to look down or belittle me, or make me into a joke, as a way to invalidate a legitimate argument made because of a spelling or gramatical error.
04/03/2013
Alyxx Alyxx
Pretty much all of these. Too/two/to and there/their/they're get to me the most, I think. Those drive me completely insane! Then again, I am one of those people who feel the need to properly punctuate and capitalize text messages.

It's a running joke at work that our boss can't type anything without making at least one glaring error. Either there is a word terribly misspelled or he uses a wrong word. Best typo I can remember from notices at work wasn't from him, though. Someone posted some dates for meetings and had one scheduled for February 3th. Yes, "thirth."
04/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Alyxx
Pretty much all of these. Too/two/to and there/their/they're get to me the most, I think. Those drive me completely insane! Then again, I am one of those people who feel the need to properly punctuate and capitalize text messages. ... More
I can't believe I forgot to/too/two!! To for too has to be the biggest mistake I ever see!

I properly punctuate and capitalize text messages, as well!

Thirth ,
04/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by bratcat
Oh man i'm guilty of many of the common spelling errors, but this is largely due to having a learning disability as well as being dyslexic - i easily misspell and confuse words for other words (like affect and effect, or its and it's) as well ... More
I hope you don't feel targeted in some way, my intent in starting this was not to make fun of people.

I think it's a totally different situation when someone has a learning disability. That said, I have seen a lot of posts by you and have yet to see any errors, so you do very well! I can imagine how hard that is for you, thinking, actually seeing, something correctly, but not having it show correctly on the page.

Who the hell would think it's funny to mock someone with a disability? I am offended for you! I don't see how what you say is invalidated by how you say it! That's as ignorant as thinking someone can't be saying anything intelligent because they have a drawl or a lisp.

Alas, I do not think the majority of people making these errors have a disability. I would even hazard a guess that you are more careful about what you write than most people. As I said, I never even noticed & we've chatted quite a bit.

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Oh, that reminded me of some more! quite for quiet AND minuet for minute
04/03/2013
FlashFuchsia FlashFuchsia
Many interesting misspellings of the word "definitely" I've seen over the years:

Definitley
Definately
Defenetly
Defiantly
Definatly
Definantly
Definently
Definetly

And remember kiddies: "We invited the strippers, Hitler, and Stalin." is different than "We invited the strippers, Hitler and Stalin."
04/03/2013
mdnght mdnght
I personally have trouble with "it's" and "its"... I tend to just use the former all the time.
04/03/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
Just the there for their OR they're. I hate them all. HA
04/03/2013
bratcat bratcat
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I hope you don't feel targeted in some way, my intent in starting this was not to make fun of people.

I think it's a totally different situation when someone has a learning disability. That said, I have seen a lot of posts by you and ... More
Oh no, i dont feel targeted or anything, but it's a point i always like to make when things like this are brought up. I was almost 20 before i realized the difference between "your" and "you're." My dyslexia really gets in the way at times, but luckily computers and phones often have spell check built in to them. I can't begin to count how many red underlined words are in post/typed papers/ect before i go back and do a spell check. One i've done a lot lately is putting "fried" instead of "fired." I have a lot of trouble with putting vowels in the right place.
I still get really nervous when i have to hand write something for school and share it with peers because i know its chuck full of spelling errors. When i went to take my GED pretest, spelling was still included (but not graded) and while i was on schedule for everything (11-12 grade level for everything), spelling i got a 4.3, meaning my spelling was around a fourth grade level. I'm sure it has improved some since that was a number of years ago, still i know my disability is always going to be prominent.
Its kind of funny though, a friend once said to me "I dont understand how you read so much and can comprehend the words, but you cant spell."
04/03/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I love this thread so hard.

There's a saying "When someone attacks grammar, they don't have a valid argument." I strongly disagree. When I start with your grammar, I'm just getting started!
04/03/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
Oh man, I see so many of those ALL THE TIME. Hate it!
04/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I love this thread so hard.

There's a saying "When someone attacks grammar, they don't have a valid argument." I strongly disagree. When I start with your grammar, I'm just getting started!
Thank you for the compliment!

I was honestly hesitant to post this discussion at first; I was concerned I would be called a snob. However, I was practically driven to it after all the time I've spent on the site, (due to my current insomnia problems)! Seeing all the responses has stopped me from worrying about seeming overly picky.

OOHHH, I want your quote as my status message! I'm totally stealing it for day to day use, just so you know!
04/03/2013
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