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

Real or memorex Real or memorex
I see misuse of "it's" for "its" more than the other. The apostrophe keeps showing up in situations where it doesn't belong.

Another that irritates me is "I" for "me."
04/03/2013
jennifur77 jennifur77
I need to add "quite" and "quiet"
04/04/2013
spiced spiced
I try not to be too hard on people for these. I see almost all of them on a daily basis and, while they are annoying, I'm not perfect by a long shot, either! I often type in a hurry and accidentally type something the spell-check won't catch. And it bugs the HELL out of me if I notice it later!

I agree, it's worse when these errors are in reviews and articles, especially if the piece was supposed to have been proofread by an editor or mentor. But it's not just Eden — I've seen grievous spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors in articles on major news sites, too!
04/04/2013
bratcat bratcat
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Originally posted by Real or memorex
I see misuse of "it's" for "its" more than the other. The apostrophe keeps showing up in situations where it doesn't belong.

Another that irritates me is "I" for "me."
i literally just learned the difference between "it's" and "its" today
04/04/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I see most of these way too often! I'll be the first to admit that I read a lot of bad fanfiction, and there is one fandom in particular where "prostrate for prostate" is a big issue. I'm sort of surprised I'm the only one who voted for that option!

Although, my biggest pet peeve is the apostrophe. I see a lot of possessives that should have been plurals. "There sure are a lot of post's on this forum!" Does the post own something I'm not aware of?

Edited to add: I usually use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation in text messages too!
04/04/2013
GONE! GONE!
I can never ever spell "restaurant" right it seems.
04/04/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I can't believe I forgot to address the :

I / me
we / they
she / he
and so on!

If hear one more yahoo say, " Me & him are going to the store." I may combust!
04/04/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by spiced
I try not to be too hard on people for these. I see almost all of them on a daily basis and, while they are annoying, I'm not perfect by a long shot, either! I often type in a hurry and accidentally type something the spell-check won't catch. ... More
That's because they are morons, too! Don't get me started on the mispronunciations & misused words!!

And once & for all, it's pique or piqued your interest, NOT peek or peeked your interest!
04/04/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
Also, you make do rather than make due. I know I've used that one incorrectly in the past, but I know better now.
04/04/2013
Eugler Eugler
Just found this one.

04/04/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Eugler
Just found this one.

Damn, you're showing me up in my own discussion! Seriously, I should have led with that^^

I'm still laughing so hard, I can hardly type!

Okay, at the risk of pointing out the obvious:

butt for but (butt as in, you're a butt head for having this on your car VS but you made me laugh at you)
your for you're (your car sports misspellings, moron VS you're, [you are], showing your ignorance)
04/04/2013
ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
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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!
Lol! I'm always insomnia-posting. Usually when I regret it, it's for reasons other than spelling mistakes.
04/04/2013
ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
So many people feel so strongly about this (and rightly so, on a site where people are rewarded for writing), that maybe we need to have an awareness campaign about the issue and everyone can change their avatar to some "good grammar and spelling" symbol.
04/04/2013
Geogeo Geogeo
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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 think the most embarrassing one that I see is people saying they go to "collage" for "college." Really? They aren't teaching you much!
04/04/2013
MissAdara MissAdara
The one that bugs me the most -then/than. Ohmahgunness!!!
04/04/2013
ViVix ViVix
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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
Its for it's and loose for lose. Super problematic in this particular area for some reason.
04/04/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
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Originally posted by Geogeo
I think the most embarrassing one that I see is people saying they go to "collage" for "college." Really? They aren't teaching you much!
I know it's a little off topic, but it really irritates me when I'm at work and potential employees don't fill out their job applications correctly. There are four blocks on the application for education - high school, business/trade school, college, and graduate school. I can't even begin to tell you how many times someone has crossed out the information they wrote for high school and copied it into the block for graduate school. I've asked a few about it, and the response is usually "It belonged there because I graduated school!"
04/04/2013
MilitaryLove MilitaryLove
I hate the word for definitely, as in definitely maybe...I always have to look it up
04/04/2013
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I see its/it's a lot and their/they're/there.
04/04/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Geogeo
I think the most embarrassing one that I see is people saying they go to "collage" for "college." Really? They aren't teaching you much!
HAHAHAH, you are so right, how did I forget that one?
04/04/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by MilitaryLove
I hate the word for definitely, as in definitely maybe...I always have to look it up
If you want an easy was to remember how to spell it, just break it down into parts:
De + FINITE + ly

I'm sure you recognize the word finite & it's easy to remember., so you just check that you got that part right & you'll have the more difficult part figured out! I hope this will help some people!

BTW, this also works with the word conscience:
Con + SCIENCE
04/04/2013
The Vixen The Vixen
I see your/you're and alot/a lot misused a lot.
I have a bad habit with it's/its, I always add the apostrophe whether it's appropriate or not. I know it's wrong and I fix it, but my fingers always type it that way.
04/04/2013
Genderfree Genderfree
I used to have a professor who made After All one word. It was terrible spell checking his work. he'd also type oocur and hapens about once a page.
04/04/2013
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Actually, little misspellings don't bother me half as much as chat speak being used outside of an "lolcat" style image or once in a while, a forum.

It always drives me nuts when I see people using "u" instead of "you".
I sit there and think, "Seriously people? It's TWO extra letters, why not just type the whole word?!".


That's pretty much the reason my boyfriend has come to expect three or four page text messages from me, actually.
...which is also the same reason that seeing a typo in my own posts upsets me.
04/04/2013
Eugler Eugler
BTW: There are some words in other languages which are very often mistyped and get a completely new (horizontal) meaning. Are there some of theese in English?

In my language the word for 'welding' and the word for 'shitting' are almost equal, only one letter missing. I saw it misspelled in a job ad: Our company has a vacancy for an aluminium shitter.

some Offtopic:

I just heared as a tipp for sportive visitors to England: never NEVER mix 'stiff' and 'stiff muscles'.

There's the short anectdote about an exchange student who went squashing with a girl. In the evening her boyfriend asked: How was sports? - 'Great, but I got a stiff'

And of course, some Europeans love to mix 'to get' and 'to become'.
I heared a professor saying: If I add phosphorus I will become a very hard steel.
04/05/2013
spiced spiced
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Originally posted by Eugler
BTW: There are some words in other languages which are very often mistyped and get a completely new (horizontal) meaning. Are there some of theese in English?

In my language the word for 'welding' and the word for 'shitting' ... More
Haha! This reminds me of growing up in the US Southeast, where there's a very innocent dance called the "Shag" (beach music). Of course, "shag" has a completely different meaning in Britain...

I was at a party at my university (also in the Southeast) and overheard a conversation between a local girl and a British exchange student:

He: What do you like to do at the weekends?

She: Oh, you know, go to parties, meet new people, dance — I really love to shag!


I always wondered how that turned out.
04/05/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I'm not perfect at ALL when it comes to grammar, I'm not ashamed to admit that, but I do my best.

One of the biggest things that drives me nuts is using past tense phrasing when discussing the present. Such as:

"Hey, I just seen that awesome sale at Eden!" Ugh...you mean, you SAW it!?

Also, don't vs. doesn't.

"That don't make sense!" should clearly be DOESN'T.

Double negatives also drive me crazy. Adding don't and nothing in the same sentence like:

"You don't know nothing about the great deals at Eden!" This sentence actually means they DO know about the deals. Craziness!
04/05/2013
TJax TJax
I started to vote and got tired of checking them all.
04/05/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by TJax
I started to vote and got tired of checking them all.
Shoot, I should have included an option for "ALL THIS & MORE"

I never really expected as many people to be annoyed by so many of these. I thought I was just more critical & picky than most.

I think this shows there are a lot more people grinding their teeth over the deterioration of spelling & grammar!
04/05/2013
Qozt Qozt
"defiantly" for "definitely" is the worst. They're completely different words!
04/05/2013
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