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    Default What words do you constantly spell incorrectly?

    Jumping on here, reading the forums, posting messages, quick proof read, hit submit and I have spelling mistakes! lol
    Guess I should start using the spell check feature on here!

    Two words that I seem to keep spelling incorrectly are initially and recommend.

    I always leave an "i" out somewhere in the word and I always add an extra "c" to recommend.

    Another habit I find I do, is to spell "the" like this."teh or hte" Not sure why I do that, but I have seen that from other posters as well!

    What other word(s) give you a hard time! I know I have spelling mistakes in other posts but the two words I mentioned above seem to give me grief!
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    "Teh" isn't really a misspelling, it's just a typo. Your fingers move fast and sometimes hit the 'e' before the 'h'.

    I have a lot of words I can never get right. Nauseous. Squirrel. Counselor.

    If you use Chrome or Firefox (maybe even IE now) it should spell check as you type....
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    Yup. I have Google Chrome. If I misspell a word it has a line under it like Word does. Awesome feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exalted512 View Post
    Yup. I have Google Chrome. If I misspell a word it has a line under it like Word does. Awesome feature.
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    I use Seamonkey from Mozilla and it's had it since they started it. I mistype stuff all the time with just transposed letters or flagrant misspellings and it picks them all up for me. Has an auto-correct feature too.
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    Eye donut spel en knee werds rong. Eye donut no wut yuer tocking abe out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fongolio View Post
    Eye donut spel en knee werds rong. Eye donut no wut yuer tocking abe out.
    Those must be the Canadian spellings, huh?
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    I don't tend to misspell things that much. If I don't know how a word is spelt (consequently, spelt isn't considered a word by spell check), I tend to use Google to find the correct spelling before posting it...it's a pet peeve of mine.

    The word I see misspelled (or misused, if you want) a lot is "your". Drives me bat-**** crazy when I see it :(
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    I have perpetual trouble with the verb to occur and its forms.
    occurred. Two "r"s?!?

    also words that end in "ibble" - dependable, responsible, etc.

    oh, and judgement or is that judgment?

    Firefox's real-time spellcheck comes in handy, as does www.dictionary.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Those must be the Canadian spellings, huh?
    Just missing the Eh! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanjoachim View Post
    If I don't know how a word is spelt (consequently, spelt isn't considered a word by spell check)
    I don't think "spelt" is a word, at least not as a past form of "spell." It's "spelled." We just say "spelt" for some reason. Dictionary doesn't list "spelt" as a word form of 'spell.'

    The word I see misspelled (or misused, if you want) a lot is "your". Drives me bat-**** crazy when I see it :(
    While I try not to be the douche that corrects people all the time, I've made it a mission to correct my step brother EVERY TIME he does this on Facebook. The other day he said to me "it's just Facebook, who cares?" My head nearly exploded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanjoachim View Post
    (consequently, spelt isn't considered a word by spell check),
    'Cause, technically, it's not a word. While it may be part of the vernacular, "spelt" is not a word in the English language. It is listed as an out-dated version no longer in use in the formal language and left over from Middle German, High German or Old English and that's only because it has a latin root and was probably bastardized from the Roman Empire occupation of Europe. The root of "spelt" goes back prior to 1000 A.D. which was when it was last prevalent in written texts. The only place where it is still used regularly today is in Europe and it's a name for specific type of grain based animal feed.

    The correct past tense of the verb spell is spelled.

    That's why it doesn't show up in spell checkers 'cause by the rules of the language, spelt is incorrect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    'Cause, technically, it's not a word. While it may be part of the vernacular, "spelt" is not a word in the English language. It is listed as an out-dated version no longer in use in the formal language and left over from Middle German, High German or Old English and that's only because it has a latin root and was probably bastardized from the Roman Empire occupation of Europe. The root of "spelt" goes back prior to 1000 A.D. which was when it was last prevalent in written texts. The only place where it is still used regularly today is in Europe and it's a name for specific type of grain based animal feed.

    The correct past tense of the verb spell is spelled.

    That's why it doesn't show up in spell checkers 'cause by the rules of the language, spelt is incorrect.
    That's what I thought as well when I typed it, so I went to Google just to be sure and found this:
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/spelt

    I figured "Hey, if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me".

    Edit - And here I am, 1 minute too late to edit my original post :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman1235 View Post
    We just say "spelt" for some reason.
    There is a reason. Because people are lazy and so few kids actually pay attention in their English and Reading/Literature classes anymore. What's worst is many parents don't bother correcting them because they themselves do not know any better either.

    Then when someone who does know corrects them in public, that person is a "douche" or a "jerk" for correcting a flagrant abuse of the English language.

    Personally I try my best to use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation and I find it detracts from the value of what I am trying to convey if I cannot user proper structure in my communications.

    In other words, you look like an idiot when you use lazy language. So do yourself a favor and use the nice tools like grammar and spell checkers provided in so many applications now. Hell, just go to Google. You can enter an entire document in to Google's applications on their website and have it spell and grammar check for you. There's no excuse for misspellings and lazy language anymore.

    As an example, I just misspelled "misspelled" twice while writing this post and the spellchecker caught it and told me to "change it ya big dummy!" so I did and now it's spelled correctly!
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    I mispelt spelled one time, needless to say I dont do that anymore! You won't catch me flagrantally abusing nuttin!:tongue:
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    As a kid I was excellent at spelling. I don't know whats happened to me in the last 10 years, but I'm getting worse at it. I do a fair amount of (here I go) correspondence (sp?) at work, and created both my internal and external SOP's for the warehouse operations. The internal SOP is a bugger, as it outlines how to do everything; step by step.

    Having said that, here's your spelling challenge of the day, is it:

    "Canceled" or "cancelled?"

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    Now this takes talent!

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    Oh boy is this the truth. When I took Business English in October, The first essay we had to write, our teacher warned us that anyone who submits a paper with any shorthand pc jargon would get an automatic fail!

    I was in shock & asked did she really have to clarify that? She said absolutely since she used to get so many people submitting papers with that crap. All I could do was laugh and shake my head in disbelief.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    There is a reason. Because people are lazy and so few kids actually pay attention in their English and Reading/Literature classes anymore. What's worst is many parents don't bother correcting them because they themselves do not know any better either.

    Then when someone who does know corrects them in public, that person is a "douche" or a "jerk" for correcting a flagrant abuse of the English language.

    Personally I try my best to use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation and I find it detracts from the value of what I am trying to convey if I cannot user proper structure in my communications.

    In other words, you look like an idiot when you use lazy language. So do yourself a favor and use the nice tools like grammar and spell checkers provided in so many applications now. Hell, just go to Google. You can enter an entire document in to Google's applications on their website and have it spell and grammar check for you. There's no excuse for misspellings and lazy language anymore.

    As an example, I just misspelled "misspelled" twice while writing this post and the spellchecker caught it and told me to "change it ya big dummy!" so I did and now it's spelled correctly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post
    Now this takes talent!
    At least he is Not guilty of plagiarism!
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    Canceled is American spelling & cancelled is British. Microsoft Word will accept either version.

    We spell honor, they spell honour. The list of different spellings between our two countries is endless.

    LOL A former coworker of mine had me check a letter for her before she sent it out. It was fine, but I had to have her correct her British spellings reminding her that this wasn't England or Jamaica.


    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    As a kid I was excellent at spelling. I don't know whats happened to me in the last 10 years, but I'm getting worse at it. I do a fair amount of (here I go) correspondence (sp?) at work, and created both my internal and external SOP's for the warehouse operations. The internal SOP is a bugger, as it outlines how to do everything; step by step.

    Having said that, here's your spelling challenge of the day, is it:

    "Canceled" or "cancelled?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post
    Canceled is American spelling & cancelled is British. Microsoft Word will accept either version.

    We spell honor, they spell honour. The list of different spellings between our two countries is endless.
    Very true! Canadians are taught the British way of spelling, but we see the American way as we are so close! (joking about proximity)
    (Like Sarah Palin is great with international affairs, as she can see Russia from her backyard!)

    Actually it is because most of our printed reading material is published in American or if it is Canadian they use the American spelling so they do not have to double print.

    Here are few that come to mind.
    colour
    labour
    metre
    raquet
    sulphur
    vapour
    cheque
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    The word I notice people misspelling more often than any other is definately, the correct version being definitely.
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    The one that I see is A LOT. Two words, not One.
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    What words do you constantly spell incorrectly?

    A: Posse

    I can't even pronounce it. :tongue:

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    ^


    I misspell alot and don't have spell check on here yet. I will reread this thread and try to download a program to assist me later on.


    I don't understand why I and others double type words like "the" all the time.

    Weird, you'd think we would know when we type a word or not.
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    The one I see on Craigslist all the time that just kills me is "for sell" or "I am saleing"...

    That doesn't even sound right! How can you proofread that and not know that is just butt-ugly and wrong? Enough to make one want to tear his hair out.

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    Is it 'computor' or 'computer'? It took me 4 years in college to finally remember the spelling. I think.

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    And people don't seem to know that there is no such spelling as loosing for LOSING.

    Although you may loosen the knots and re-tie them so that they won't come loose, but losing the shoes all together will mean that you have lost your mind, and need to have someone find it for you.
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    Bumber when bumper is clearly meant.
    Labtop when laptop is clearly meant.

    Wondering when wandering is clearly meant. You wander down a path. You wonder what is down the path you are wandering on.
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