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

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

Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
I'm quite useless without spell check. Seriously. It doesn't help that I type quickly and am the queen of typos.
09/02/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Sincerely Yours, N
I'm quite useless without spell check. Seriously. It doesn't help that I type quickly and am the queen of typos.
But, I don't see these errors in your reviews when you submit them to be edited! You know the difference, that's why you catch them when proofreading. You correct yourself and I think that's great! I make mistakes, too, but i also do my best to correct them. I don't worry too much about chat and comment typos, but I spend much more time perfecting my reviews, or back in the day, any school work.

As I mentioned in the intro, I am not such a stickler for chat and comment typos - real typos, not errors stemming from lack of understanding. But, I do think a review, or article should be proofread before submitting because this is more formal writing.
09/03/2013
Eugler Eugler
I just read a posting and thought:

Never abbreviate "who are" to "who're". Sounds offensive
09/30/2013
Taylor Taylor
I see a lot of these often like other people do. I don't think I'm as bothered by it as other people are honestly. Most of the time I can figure out what they meant which is all that matters to me. I will admit that I probably make mistakes with affect/effect often. I've never understood the difference but haven't put much time into studying the difference either lol
09/30/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Eugler
I just read a posting and thought:

Never abbreviate "who are" to "who're". Sounds offensive
HAHAHAHA Well it certainly looks bad, but when most of us say it, it sounds more like whu R, rhymes with manure
09/30/2013
Genderfree Genderfree
I was reading this story online about children writing cute notes. One of them was a kid who drew a picture of a girl and wrote "T is for Tits" (she was trying to spell tights), another kid wrote a note for her dad that said "you are the best cock" (trying to spell cook)

I giggle too much over these things.
10/01/2013
Eugler Eugler
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Originally posted by Genderfree
I was reading this story online about children writing cute notes. One of them was a kid who drew a picture of a girl and wrote "T is for Tits" (she was trying to spell tights), another kid wrote a note for her dad that said "you are ...
Yes, there are sometimes funny mishaps. I remember an american sitcom I used to watch. The youngest son made some election posters for his brother writing: "I lick Mike"

His brother was not amused.

And quite famous is this kid's drawing: When I grow up I want to be like mommy:

10/01/2013
KittyGoesRawr KittyGoesRawr
M'kay. Let's say you wanna pluralize a noun. More than one cat = cats; more than one girl = girls; yadda yadda yadda. Seems obvious, right?

NOPE.

I constantly see cat's and girl's instead! SERIOUSLY, PEOPLE?!
10/08/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by KittyGoesRawr
M'kay. Let's say you wanna pluralize a noun. More than one cat = cats; more than one girl = girls; yadda yadda yadda. Seems obvious, right?

NOPE.

I constantly see cat's and girl's instead! SERIOUSLY, PEOPLE?! ...
Oh, but it get's (that's a purposeful mistake there - had to do that, lol!) worse than that. Have you read all the comments on this thread? LOL, you know they put apostrophes where they shouldn't be, but can't manage to use them when they are needed. I do editing for reviews on this site (really proofreading, but Eden calls it editing) and I constantly see "Im, its dont", etc. and then get the girl's and cat's you mentioned.

@Eugler, that's really cute, I don't believe it for a second, but it's cute!
10/08/2013
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Embarassed!
10/08/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by HannahPanda
Embarassed!
Yup, embarrassed is definitely a frequently misspelled word!
10/08/2013
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