Annabakescakes Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 5:56am
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Not that I don't make my own mistakes, but these drive me crazy, and people are blissfully unaware I am about to chew my own eyes out over here! I see these italicized words swapped for the other one, all day long on various websites... I have some examples of the correct way to use each word, in sentence form, please add your own!

 

 

I might go to the zoo. I have mites in my sofa.

I put my foot on the brakes. I will be taking a break.

They're having a cake made, over there at their famous bakery.

Which way shall we go? That baker is a complete witch!

I would like some business advice. Please advise me!

I knelt at the altar to pray. I would like to alter my dress.

The cake caused undue stress, since I had to undo the design.

That cake is not for sale, I would hate to sell it.

I hate to waste cake, so I eat it, and it goes straight to my waist!

I was feeling the pain. I had to clean the pane of glass.

My zipper bag had a leaky seal. I have a potted plant on the window sill.

I have a wrought iron fence. My curtains are hung on a rod. My hamburger rot.

Your spelling is terrible. You're terrible at spelling.

 

This is all I can think of right now!

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jason_kraft Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 6:14am
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Acopywrite/copyright

The right one is on the right.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 6:22am
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I wish I could loose weight!

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 6:25am
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HAHA!

 

I would like to work as a advertising copywriter. I need to copyright my website images.

If I could lose weight, my pants would be loose on me.

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 6:32am
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I could wile away on here for many hours, but I need to get to bed while it is still dark out. (Though whiling away hours is also correct, I like wile for fun passing of time, and while for just passing time, like cleaning the grout.)

mccantsbakes Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 7:29am
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May I ask if this thread was posted after reading another thread tonight?  After I read this, I found myself 

on a different thread where every one of your examples of misspelling was present.    The funniest part of the misspelling was the poster's overly cocky attitude regarding herself.    Ha! 

SugaredSaffron Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 9:15am
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They are annoying, but I think the recent poster guilty of crimes against spelling mentioned in one of her previous incarnations that she's dyslexic.

cazza1 Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 9:34am
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I would quite happily spend my time on a desert island eating dessert while using my wiles on the dessert maker!

docofthedead Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 10:04am
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I get irritated when people say something  like " I have a ____ for sell", rather than it being for SALE.  (it is possible that is maybe a geographical thing though)

As far as spoken word, my biggest peeve is when a somebody uses the word "pitcher"  when they mean to say PICTURE.  "we have an appointment to have a family pitcher taken".  That really gets under my skin!  lol

AnnieCahill Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 10:50am

How did "definitely" not make it to the list yet?  That is one of the most misspelled and bastardized words in the English language, in addition to "supposedly." 

 

Oh yeah, "pitcher."  Someone got me with that on the phone once when I was in high school.  She said yeah, pitchers for the baseball players.  I said, "OH, PICTURES!"  She was blissfully unaware. 

 

Speaking of pictures, when I used to develop film in high school, someone came in with a roll and said, "this film has a default."  That one made me scratch my head.  Then I realized she was trying to say had a defect.

yortma Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 11:49am

It's a bird, but the dodo is known for its inability to fly.

yortma Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 11:50am

It's a bird, but the dodo is known for its inability to fly.

MimiFix Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 11:59am

Yes, I find these irritating. But let's remember that many members speak/read/write English as a second language.

nhbaker Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 12:14pm

A lot of the time people don't allot enough time.

 

 

 

-- I learned the hard way in high school that a lot is two words, not one (Teacher gave me a D- on a report as soon as he saw it and read no further) -- guess the lesson worked because I've never spelled it that way since!

Norasmom Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 12:16pm

I don't like to read spelling errors either.  I want to go in a correct all of them!  However, I must say, we can't all be good at everything.  My math skills are sorely lacking, but I'm fluent in Spanish.  Sometimes creative people are not academic, their talents lie elsewhere.

cakefat Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 12:24pm
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Yes, I find these irritating. But let's remember that many members speak/read/write English as a second language.

 

This is true and very important to consider in some cases....but for many English is their first language, sadly.

 

What I find a bit annoying is when the native English speakers continue to make the same mistakes over and over again, despite replies using the correct word. Clearly, being observant is not a strong point either. 

yortma Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 12:39pm

And we are all prey (not pray!) to autocorrect on our various devices!

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 12:44pm
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Originally Posted by SugaredSaffron 

They are annoying, but I think the recent poster guilty of crimes against spelling mentioned in one of her previous incarnations that she's dyslexic.

I, too am dyslexic, it makes me better at spelling, since I am patently aware of my defect, haha.... I proof read every post before I submit it. 

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Originally Posted by docofthedead 

I get irritated when people say something  like " I have a ____ for sell", rather than it being for SALE.  (it is possible that is maybe a geographical thing though)

As far as spoken word, my biggest peeve is when a somebody uses the word "pitcher"  when they mean to say PICTURE.  "we have an appointment to have a family pitcher taken".  That really gets under my skin!  lol

I think that is a Kentucky thing, lol! Check out Craigslist, and they try to make it sound like a QVC commercial, too. "Up for sell here we got us a rot iron chair..."

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Yes, I find these irritating. But let's remember that many members speak/read/write English as a second language.

Let us also remember that many of us do not. American, or otherwise, this can be a very helpful thread for us all over the world. And I see many of these mistakes on the other parts of the web, like my Facebook page. My good friend is from originally from Germany, and I have another who's from the Congo, and yet another from Portugal, who all have better spelling than the folks I know whose entire family have spoken a version English since before King James.

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A lot of the time people don't allot enough time.

 

 

 

-- I learned the hard way in high school that a lot is two words, not one (Teacher gave me a D- on a report as soon as he saw it and read no further) -- guess the lesson worked because I've never spelled it that way since!

THAT is a good one! I can't believe I missed it, since it KILLS me!

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Originally Posted by Norasmom 

I don't like to read spelling errors either.  I want to go in a correct all of them!  However, I must say, we can't all be good at everything.  My math skills are sorely lacking, but I'm fluent in Spanish.  Sometimes creative people are not academic, their talents lie elsewhere.

My math skills stink too, that is why I use a calculator. A little education and a bit of caring go a very long way! 

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This is true and very important to consider in some cases....but for many English is their first language, sadly.

 

What I find a bit annoying is when the native English speakers continue to make the same mistakes over and over again, despite replies using the correct word. Clearly, being observant is not a strong point either. 

Oh, I know! I see that all the time, as well! 

AnnieCahill Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 1:20pm

Oh yeah, I am not even talking about anyone on the forum here, nor referring to ESL speakers.  It's just in general.  "I seen" is a big one here where I live.  It's "I saw."  AH!!!

dynee Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 1:48pm

AAAAnd we don't even want to go into "text-speak"....really, what is "prolly"?

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 1:58pm
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Oh yeah, I am not even talking about anyone on the forum here, nor referring to ESL speakers.  It's just in general.  "I seen" is a big one here where I live.  It's "I saw."  AH!!!

Definitely! That is a big one with my very own husband. I just want to smack him.

cazza1 Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 1:58pm

And it's amazing how many people say pacific when they mean specific.
 

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 2:03pm
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AAAAnd we don't even want to go into "text-speak"....really, what is "prolly"?

Oh my goodness! I am all for "words" like "WTF?" when I see someone writing like that, but my ex-husband is even worse. He thinks the actual word is probly. A1 reason I divorced him... Okay, not really, but it contributed ;-) When we named our twins, I wanted Brian and Keith, but he kept saying our new baby's name was Keiff, so I quickly changed it to Kyle. (WHAT was I thinking when I married him??)

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 2:07pm
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And it's amazing how many people say pacific when they mean specific.
 

Okay, do you all know my ex-husband? lol! He does that, as well. mad-no-smiley-emoticon.gif

milkmaid42 Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 2:11pm

Oh, has this thread ever hit one of my biggest pet peeves! My mom, whose father was a school teacher, insisted on our using correct English, in addition to spelling. She even corrected the lyrics of popular songs we'd sing if they contained poor grammar. Unfortunately, not all teachers are so conscientious. One of my son's teacher's philosophy was that spelling didn't matter if the point was made. I was dumbfounded! In school yet! (Sentence fragment) A note she sent home was riddled with spelling errors. I had to work as hard as my own mother did and am gratified to have grown children who can speak and spell correctly.

 

The trouble is, I find errors everywhere I look, not just on-line. It is almost an obsession and I am distracted everywhere. I have to overcome the compulsion to pull out a marker and correct all that I find!  :(

 

So thanks for letting me know that I am not alone. I take some comfort in that fact. :)

 

Jan

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 2:20pm

VicB213 Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 2:22pm

My biggest speech pet peeve is:

 

I want to AX you a question... my response is usually "Please don't ax me... I want to live but by all means ask me anything you like."

 

OR

 

Samwich vs Sandwich... please annunciate!!!

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 2:28pm

 

I was at a thrift store a few months ago and saw this, I just HAD to take a picture!

 

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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 

Oh, has this thread ever hit one of my biggest pet peeves! My mom, whose father was a school teacher, insisted on our using correct English, in addition to spelling. She even corrected the lyrics of popular songs we'd sing if they contained poor grammar. Unfortunately, not all teachers are so conscientious. One of my son's teacher's philosophy was that spelling didn't matter if the point was made. I was dumbfounded! In school yet! (Sentence fragment) A note she sent home was riddled with spelling errors. I had to work as hard as my own mother did and am gratified to have grown children who can speak and spell correctly.

 

The trouble is, I find errors everywhere I look, not just on-line. It is almost an obsession and I am distracted everywhere. I have to overcome the compulsion to pull out a marker and correct all that I find!  :(

 

So thanks for letting me know that I am not alone. I take some comfort in that fact. :)

 

Jan

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 2:31pm
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Originally Posted by VicB213 

My biggest speech pet peeve is:

 

I want to AX you a question... my response is usually "Please don't ax me... I want to live but by all means ask me anything you like."

 

OR

 

Samwich vs Sandwich... please annunciate!!!

We must've been posting at the same time, and I LOVE your response, too!

AnnieCahill Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 2:35pm

Please.  Any self-respecting person knows it's "sammich."

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