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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Sixx View Post
    This one annoys me, but it is so commonplace that it just seems to be accepted now.....

    When someone calls someone else a mole. Hmmm.... Moll perhaps?
    Yes!!!!! My BFF says this all the time. Her favourite phrase is "game on moles". No!

    You know what's funny? My username should be spelled Moxie. I misspelled it

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    Oooh oooh! I thought of another one! Not strictly a spelling error, but an eye-gouging pronunciation error nonetheless...



    "Deteriate"



    Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh noooo! This thread is too much!!


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    prey/pray

    I often read about people preying to God. If you say a prayer it's an A not an E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabelFish View Post
    Oooh oooh! I thought of another one! Not strictly a spelling error, but an eye-gouging pronunciation error nonetheless...



    "Deteriate"



    Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh noooo! This thread is too much!!

    Mischievous not mischevious! That's one that happens a lot!

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    I love this thread!

    Too and To

    - I ate too much cake
    - We walked to the park

    - I love you too
    - To John, I love you

    !!!!
    Last edited by 2BlueBirds; 04-03-2011 at 18:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    lose/loose - to misplace something is to lose it, the opposite of tight is loose

    dessert/desert - dessert is the yummy stuff you eat after a meal - remember it has two S's as lots of people like two servings

    definitely - it definitely does not have an A in it
    I am not overly fussy about spelling and grammar, and I must admit, I always write definately so thanks MothersMilk, you have definitely taught me something My Year 12 Advanced English teacher would be so disappointed in me right now.

    What I DO hate however, is really bad text/internet slang.
    wud = would
    gud = good

    YUCK! Drives me bonkers!

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    Sought/ Sort

    This is one I see in a lot of real estate advertisements, e.g. "This is in a highly sort after location".

    It drives me bonkers!

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    Oh, and another that I see frequently, is the misuse of is/ are. An example of this would be "The 3 options is ..." I tend to see that mistake more often than "An elephant are very big, but nonetheless it still seems to be an issue.

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    It's mind you not mine due!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Sixx View Post
    I have a friend who does this. He grossly overuses the apostrophe. He uses it on pretty much any word that ends with s. It used to lead to quite heated arguments between us. (Yes, we were a bit geeky. Ha.)

    Although, I'm a bit paranoid that I overuse the comma, so I should probably keep my mouth shut.
    Comma use is often down to personal taste, apostrophe use is subject to hard and fast rules! You keep on fighting the good fight.


 

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