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237 Responses to 8 Spelling Mistakes Even Smart People Make

  1. Profile photo of wolf08
    wolf08 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    Link: 8 Spelling Mistakes Even Smart People Make - How many of these common grammar mistakes do you make?
  2. Profile photo of janiceinabox
    janiceinabox Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:05 pm
    well that wasn`t very interesting
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I felt it was appropriate.

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    simonh92 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    i sense a grammar nazi flame war soon
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    huggies130 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    dumb
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    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    The "you`re" "your" one annoys me more than anything else. I try not to be a grammer Nazi, but I correct that one every time I see it.
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    IVBYDRK Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    blah... people who dont write all the time i can see making these mistakes... but for those of us who spend most of our time online, it`s laughable.
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    mehh Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    I`m not confused by any of these words. Rename to `8 Spelling Mistakes Lots Of People Make`
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    ze_pilot Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    Only one I`ve ever used is "ahold", which I just found out is not a word.
  10. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:16 pm
    I saw an official sign someone had the other day warning about a nearby security camera.

    It said, "Your on camera."

    I wanted to be like, "I DON`T HAVE AN `ON CAMERA, SO F*CK YOU VERY MUCH." But instead I just scoffed and walked away...

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    HUFFER Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:17 pm
    Uhm...not really. If you`re confusing simple contractions like you`re/your, too/to, that really doesn`t reflect upon your intellect one way or another.
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    WeenieDog Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    That was boring.
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    coolthing97 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    The only one of these mistakes that I have used was the one that involves the word "irregardless." I didn`t think about that, :-P. Even though it is a word, it is incorrect regardless. lol
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    Inteluhgint Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    I`m pretty sure that you can`t call yourself smart if you commonly make even ONE of those mistakes. That`s pathetic. People these days are so stupid.
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    parkm Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    Wow.
    If you didn`t know these,stay off the internet.
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    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    i knew all of those guess im smart!!!hahahahahaha yea
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    Lol. I never use the word irrational or ahold, and the others, I never misspell, and I`m smart. Rather, I tend to misspell words like chief (cheif) or stength (Stregnth), I can`t even write "&" correctly.
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    janeenie Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    haah the youre your argument was in the comments of another IAB post. *giggles*
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    I never make any of these mistakes, and i don`t think anyone `smart` would either...
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    If you fail basic English you`re not a smart person. You might be good at something, but you`re just fundamentally flawed.
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    krazyluv Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    Yeah, boring.
    Every english teacher i`ve had since eighth grade has had a poster in their room listing the same "Common Mistakes."
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    slepre Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    mistakes 1,2,3 most educated dont make because those are middle school mistakes- the other ones i think are more common because so many people do it
  23. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    How many of these do I get wrong? None. Ever. I`ll elucidate: it`s because I stimulate my cranial controller and maximize my intellectual aptitude by the daily consumption of at least a triad of diverse tomes, never omitting or procrastinating such endeavour. I am no emeritus, but the practice keeps my dendrites in optimal status. In short, I read 3 books a day, every day.
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    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    This can`t be serious. If you`re making these mistakes on a regular basis you don`t actually speak English. Seriously. I know all my there/their/they`re and my your/you`re/yore (I`ve seen people use yore instead of your...)

    It`s not like it is difficult to remember.

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    bonzoello Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    No. Smart people do not make these mistakes. Rather, lazy jackasses who spend too much time hurling useless texts and comment board insults are the ones who make these mistakes. These are all words that should have been mastered by the time you graduated elementary school. There is ZERO excuse for the bastardization of the English language as such. Furthermore, if it continues this way then we will have quite a confusing set of homophones on our hands.
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    coolthing97 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    Lol, these comments are more fun than the article. But another mistake that people make is the difference between then and than, which is also annoying.
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    daisy822 Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    I don`t make any of these mistakes. I may take the easy route out when it comes to Internet lingo but on important papers, never...
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    8 telltale signs someone`s an idiot.
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    I made the mistake of 7 once. That`s it. People who make these mistakes commonly really irritate me. Especially the lose/loose one... COME ON PEOPLE!
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    Aeladil Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    As a medical typist, my grammar and spelling has to be near perfect (98% as of last Q&A review), therefore I rarely make a spelling error even on words such as: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, ptosis (pronounced tosis), petechiae, and a host of others. I agree with bonzoello, there is no excuse for these simple words to be incorrectly spelled. It`s just laziness on the part of the speller.
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    jennifer6716 Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm
    My god! SMART people make these mistakes? Often? Christ...
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:05 pm
    Um... those were quite simple spellings. I have not regularly made such mistakes. If I have, it`s not deliberate, more of a typo.
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    vooper Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:07 pm
    I am in eighth grade English and I know better than to make these mistakes :\ Honestly, about 95% of my middle school never makes these mistakes...
  34. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:07 pm
    Lol. I never use the word irrational or ahold

    I think you mean "irregardless". Nothing wrong with irrational...

  35. Profile photo of Syrup
    Syrup Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    your kidding. your all loosing it over some mistakes that ALOT of smart people make. its not that big of a deal.
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    The only one I`m guilty of is "alot".
  37. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    Nobody actually makes these mistakes unless they are typing fast and not paying attention.

    My pet peeve is when people use adjectives instead of adverbs. Like if a football announcer talks about a player who "plays aggressive" I shout back at the TV "plays aggressively!"

    It makes me really mad when people tell my little kid that he "did good" - they`re teaching him poor grammar and it is going to sound correct to him if he gets used to it. He "did well!"

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    emzrok Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:11 pm
    "i knew all of those guess im smart!!!hahahahahaha yea"

    ....right!

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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    i dont make any of these mistakes in RL, but sometimes if im chatting online i will..just bacause i dont care and am trying to type fast enough to keep up.
  40. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    Smart people are not very smart apparently.
  41. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    > Syrup
    > your kidding. your all loosing it over some mistakes that ALOT of smart people make. its not that big of a deal

    You`re kidding! You`re all "losing it" over some mistakes which are made by a lot of smart people. It`s not such a big deal!

    I assume you were deliberately playing dumb to make a point - 10+ mistakes is not a bad score!

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    paulmvr Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    "did good" doesn`t really bother me....... or maybe it`s just that I hate the word "well" for some reason, or maybe it`s cuz i don`t wanna sound like some lame ass nerd
  43. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    Yeah, I make none of those mistakes.
  44. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    these are the main things to look out for when you`re a grammar nazi.

    its a hard job.

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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    i can`t say i make those errors that often
  46. Profile photo of Snivellus
    Snivellus Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    "Those ones" tends to annoy me. >_o
    Yeah, but these errors... I rarely ever make any of them.
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    gamerdude94 Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    I get all these correctly. I`m a grammar freak :x
  48. Profile photo of Clatterclaws
    Clatterclaws Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    I don`t thank that any "smart person" would make those mistakes.
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    marencolleen Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    the correct spelling of a lot is a pet peeve of mine...
  50. Profile photo of captainkat
    captainkat Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    only guilty of irregardless.
    all the other ones are pet peeves of mine. especially the you`re and your and their there and they`re.
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    Thank god somebody finally publishes and clears up "a lot" and "too".

    Sweet, I never make those mistakes :-)

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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    All of these are my pet peeves. I don`t make any of these mistakes. I like the English language.
  53. Profile photo of JJXanadu
    JJXanadu Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    "I get all these correctly. I`m a grammar freak"

    Oh God... please tell me you meant to do that. If not, it`s hilarious.

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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    I knew most of these already.
  55. Profile photo of BahamaBoy
    BahamaBoy Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    these are actually easy i cant see how people can mess up!
  56. Profile photo of Indifferent
    Indifferent Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm
    I think even 7th grade drop-outs would get this.
    I`m reading this thinking: "This is a joke?"
    The only one on here that is questionable to be difficult is Irregardless. Otherwise, it`s pretty simple to figure out.
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    Center706 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    Regardless of her valid points, she`s still a bitch.
  58. Profile photo of RdDan
    RdDan Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:42 pm
    Alternative title is `8 spelling mistakes no-one makes`
  59. Profile photo of ballaerina
    ballaerina Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    Sorry, but if you make those mistakes, you are either stupid, careless, or under 13 years of age.

    Try "guerrilla", "accidentally", and "judgment" for words that are commonly misspelled, even by intelligent people.

    I have a degree in news writing and editing journalism. I`m allowed to be a snob.

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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    No, this is retarded, we`re not 2nd graders.
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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    "Try "guerrilla", "accidentally", and "judgment" for words that are commonly misspelled"

    Frick... I always thought it was spelled "judgement"
    Good call.

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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:49 pm
    Really, Mr. Copywriter?

    Get your pretentious ass the f*ck out of here. I was expecting some non-obvious errors.

  63. Profile photo of last_ninja
    last_ninja Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    When people text me, I send back badly written texts after i proofread, corrected, and explaining how they were wrong and how to do it correctly next time. Strangely enough, people often respond with contempt, or anger.
  64. Profile photo of janeenie
    janeenie Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    what about "accept" "except"?
  65. Profile photo of Space_girl
    Space_girl Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    I have been taught well.
  66. Profile photo of xavroche
    xavroche Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:09 pm
    I`m sorry, but this is bs... smart people do not mix up you`re and your or its and it`s.
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    Glendower Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:12 pm
    as long as were on the subject:

    Then/Than

    Affect/Effect

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    danthew Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:12 pm
    The only one of these I do is the its one, because I don`t give a drat about an appostrophy. Thiugh I`d have thought affects vs effects would have been up there.
  69. Profile photo of brutalnewt
    brutalnewt Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:13 pm
    These are not spelling mistakes smart people make.
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    unseen Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    What about `brought` and `bought`, `bear` and `bare`?

    As well as people using the word `addicting`. Addicting? Wtf?

    Garrr.

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    AlexTron Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm
    I think for those of us in school, we had these errors beaten out of us REAL fast or we suffer the consequences.

    I`m assuming people with much bigger fish to fry make mistakes here and there because grammar and spelling errors aren`t at the top of their list of priorities.

  72. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    Not a spelling mistake, but nonetheless I must bring up "I could care less".

    Christ on a bike, that gets right on my tits. It`s "couldn`t care less". COULDN`T, FFS!

  73. Profile photo of NotHerAgain
    NotHerAgain Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    Smart people don`t make these mistakes. I freaking hate it when people make these ones, they`re so damn easy to remember.
    Then and than: Then is when you`re dealing with time. "I`m going to Walmart and then I`m going home." Than is an either or situation, "I`d rather go to Costco than Walmart."
  74. Profile photo of Snivellus
    Snivellus Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm
    "Then" and "than" are often mixed up too.
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    Snivellus Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    Two minutes late with that last post. XD
  76. Profile photo of SLC77
    SLC77 Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    those are all like 3rd grade things. you are not smart if you make all of those errors. i can`t remember its and it`s sometimes but that`s it.
  77. Profile photo of PhillipP
    PhillipP Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    I don`t even think that dumb people make these mistakes. How stupid do people think other people are?
  78. Profile photo of Dradan659
    Dradan659 Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:34 pm
    WTF? I`ve seen these mistakes, they bug me, but I`m to smart for it i always use the right spelling.
    (See what i did there? Or did you miss it?)

    Another one that bugs me is spelt and spelled, you can not have spelt something, you could have only spelled something.

  79. Profile photo of apoet4life
    apoet4life Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    "appostrophy"

    Seeing as this is a spelling topic, I thought I would point out the correct spelling......apostrophe.

  80. Profile photo of wake_n_bake
    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    No, these are spelling mistakes that stupid people make.
  81. Profile photo of alik180
    alik180 Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    I don`t use these incorrectly...?
  82. Profile photo of Nif
    Nif Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    ALL of those are pet peeves of mine. Except for irregardless. I`ve never heard or seen anyone use that `word`.

    Oooh that`s another one. Except and accept.

    Also, "I could care less" REALLY irritates me. It means the opposite of what the speaker wants it to mean.

    There are so many people out there who make these mistakes daily. The thing that really gets me is that most of them have graduated high school. How, HOW can teachers justify a passing grade to someone who doesn`t know basic (and I mean elementary school basic) spelling and grammar? If I had turned in a paper full of the said common mistakes there is no way in hell I would have passed.

  83. Profile photo of feiku
    feiku Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    `alot` is my least favorite.
  84. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    actually i usually correct people when they make these mistakes. all of those grammar mistakes bother the hell out of me.
  85. Profile photo of statesgarden
    statesgarden Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    well, actually, all these things are totally clear for europeans who learn english in school. i don`t know why. maybe because we never knew better.
    but in these days. i guess you just can`t learn it right when everyone uses theeees words your talkin bout on da dratin internet.
    so, maybe its a generation thing.period.
  86. Profile photo of teiso
    teiso Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    I never make those mistakes unless I don`t check my work, and even then, I get them right most of the time. The only one may be "irregardless" but I don`t use that word very often, anyway.

    Does that mean I`m not smart, since it`s smart people who make those mistakes?

  87. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    I`ve never made those mistakes. Maybe it`s because I`m not an idiot.
  88. Profile photo of Spirithound
    Spirithound Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    No, no, no! I refuse to believe that IAB is full of geniuses. Those are STUPID mistakes.
  89. Profile photo of apoet4life
    apoet4life Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    My biggest pet peeve isn`t a spelling mistake, it`s a pronounciation mistake. Wash pronounced worsh. "I`m gonna go worsh my clothes at the Worshington Street Laundrymat." I absolutely hate it!
  90. Profile photo of DrRitchie
    DrRitchie Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    the only one that im guilty of is the irregardless one. i always thought that it was a word
  91. Profile photo of The_Demon
    The_Demon Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    I`ve never made any of these mistakes. FTW
  92. Profile photo of dave32891
    dave32891 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    seeing as how i passed 5th grade grammar, i only sometimes use irregardless but that`s when i`m yelling and really mad so the last thing on my mind is using the right words ha
  93. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:18 pm
    I am not the best speller but even I know those. I also don`t like it when people write wierd instead of the correct way weird, or alot as one word when it is a lot 2 words.
  94. Profile photo of FeeFee
    FeeFee Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    Yeah, I make none of those mistakes. The only things I really struggle with is then/than and affect/effect.
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    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    I`m guilty of using the synonyms when extremely tired or on my pain meds.
  96. Profile photo of Iambored153
    Iambored153 Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:32 pm
    Maybe smart isn`t the correct word for the title... I use those words correctly in a sentence quite easily. Then again, I may be considered a grammer Nazi. XD

    Peace and love

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    420foy Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    wow, apparently the entire internet population is actually smart, they just `make mistakes`
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    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    love how the author uses all the incorrect spellings in the last sentence
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    ambercooper Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:36 pm
    I only do a couple due to laziness on MSN or brain farts, but the only mistake I`d make when writing a paper would be #8.
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    shortsagitar Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    Nope.. I don`t do any of that.
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    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    even smart people make? are you kidding me? those are grade 4 level words, maybe grade 5. crikey.
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    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:50 pm
    I absolutely hate seeing those mistakes, but I really don`t think they`re as common as they seem. The only thing I can never remember is "lay, lie" thing. I hate when people mix up then & than. Grammar is such a pet peeve of mine.
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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 8:02 pm
    nope.... none.
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    teiso Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 8:03 pm
    "My biggest pet peeve isn`t a spelling mistake, it`s a pronounciation mistake. Wash pronounced worsh. "I`m gonna go worsh my clothes at the Worshington Street Laundrymat." I absolutely hate it!"

    That`s called having a different accent.

  105. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 8:05 pm
    No self respecting individual would ever misspell any of those words... except "irregardless," which nobody cares about.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:11 pm
    > davymid
    > I must bring up "I could care less". It`s "couldn`t care less". COULDN`T, FFS!

    A-frikken-men bro! It`s not hard to work out people. "I have a small penis" "How small is it?" "It is so small, it COULDN`T be any smaller". "Wow, that`s the smallest possible size!"

    When you say "I COULD care less", you`re saying that you have SOME interest in that thing, that your interest level is NOT zero. Just THINK.

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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:11 pm
    I don`t make any of those mistakes
  108. Profile photo of unintrasting
    unintrasting Female 18-29
    1121 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    I misspell all the time.
  109. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    i don`t make any of those mistakes, i learned those things in elementary school.
  110. Profile photo of Enigman
    Enigman Male 18-29
    64 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    How smart are these people that they make these mistakes?
  111. Profile photo of 520
    520 Male 13-17
    431 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:17 pm
    Wouldn`t it be
    `You`re late` not `Your late`?
    in this article it says `Your late`.
  112. Profile photo of draquoir
    draquoir Male 18-29
    1051 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:21 pm
    This is pathetic, as long as the point gets across you don`t have to be an English whiz.
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    shreder23 Male 18-29
    799 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:26 pm
    its and it`s are the only ones i always mess up. being that `s usually represents possession, so it`s should really be belonging to it.
  114. Profile photo of Shisi
    Shisi Male 18-29
    779 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    I`ve just lost hope on humanity. Again.
  115. Profile photo of Shisi
    Shisi Male 18-29
    779 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:34 pm
    That`s represents possession? I thought it represents a combination of the words That and Is. Like, that is yellow. That`s yellow. The object doesn`t own yellow.

    I give up. My kids are screwed.

  116. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
    976 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:37 pm
    I`m sorry but you would have to be blind crazy to not know about these. Smart people almost NEVER get these wrong with the exception of "irregardless". I was thinking more along the lines of "accept/except" or "further/farther".
  117. Profile photo of AmICrazy
    AmICrazy Male 13-17
    50 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:41 pm
    I can say I am guilty of the a lot one but I have definitely gotten better at... What I have noticed on the internet though is that the word definitely is very often misspelled, I guess that`s not a grammar mistake, but it is a very common misspelling.
  118. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    If anything, those are just careless mistakes. If you don`t know them, it`s time to go back to junior high.
  119. Profile photo of cmanatlan
    cmanatlan Male 13-17
    602 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    What? I`m sure people make these mistakes, especially if they don`t care too much, but who didn`t already know about this? Isn`t this common knowledge?
  120. Profile photo of wbeem333
    wbeem333 Male 18-29
    13 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    Well I must be a genius if smart people screw these up. Now affect/effect... that is something smart people mess up.
  121. Profile photo of keatonatron
    keatonatron Male 18-29
    679 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    Actually, I think these are mistakes only stupid people make. I don`t know anyone who makes these kinds of mistakes...
  122. Profile photo of fuzzgrimly
    fuzzgrimly Male 13-17
    30 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    These are basic errors that most educated people should not make. Sadly, many humans let their will to speak or type quickly get in the way of their will to sound even faintly intelligent. Go figure.
  123. Profile photo of TBirdVBall
    TBirdVBall Female 18-29
    519 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    Who the hell really says `irregardless`?
  124. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    I like "alot", so I use it.
    I know it`s not a real word though.
    I may use irregardless... I really don`t know.

    Also "it`s" doesn`t represent possession.

    If it helps, think of it any of these ways:
    1) Its is its own word. It`s its own word. It`s not it is, it`s its.

    2) It`s is only used when it could be replaced with "it is". If the sentence stops making sense if you replace it with it is, it should be its.

    Example: "That`s it`s mommy" is wrong because you can`t say "That`s it is mommy".

    3) He, She, It. His, her its.
    Its is a word on its own like his or her.
    "His bike" "Her bike" "Its bike".
    Not "Hi`s bike" "Her`s bike" or "It`s bike".

    Also, I still screw it up occasionally.... okay alot. ;)

  125. Profile photo of humphreys7
    humphreys7 Male 18-29
    36 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    I`m a licensed Grammar Nazi, the only words I have trouble with are Accept/Except and Affect/Effect.
  126. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm
    Addendum before people complain:
    Even "Hers" isn`t a "Her`s", but I`ve seen it.
  127. Profile photo of Barbarossa69
    Barbarossa69 Male 18-29
    220 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    No, if you make these mistakes, you are not smart...
  128. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:10 pm
    I don`t make any of those mistakes. My only problem is using well instead of will
  129. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    ya affect and effect confuse me at times as well
  130. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    Really? "Smart people" don`t know the difference between your and you are? It is and its? Loose and lose? I thought only five year olds mixed those up.
  131. Profile photo of RndmNumGen
    RndmNumGen Male 18-29
    2 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:15 pm
    Mistakes that even smart people make? Smart people don`t make those mistakes... The first four are inexcusable... if you don`t know those, well... you`re not smart. The last four I can kind of see, but really, you should know the differences between those words.

    One that is not on the list I see a lot:
    then and than

  132. Profile photo of swiftshiv
    swiftshiv Male 18-29
    769 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm
    people who make those grammatical mistakes should be disemboweled...
  133. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm
    Find someone who can nail down to a T what irony is (all forms), and there is your smart person.
  134. Profile photo of Odyne
    Odyne Female 30-39
    236 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    "Really? "Smart people" don`t know the difference between your and you are? It is and its? Loose and lose? I thought only five year olds mixed those up."

    Wow! Your kid must be a genius! My 5 year old is learning her letters and how to spell her name and your kid is already dabbling in grammar?!

  135. Profile photo of Savsiskool
    Savsiskool Female 18-29
    3 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    Thaaaaaaank youuuuuuu!!!!!!!! I hate it when morons make these mistakes. Jesus, this stuff is from first grade!
  136. Profile photo of starjpk
    starjpk Male 18-29
    10 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    Disappointing article, I was expecting mistakes that are actually tricky. Is it a sign that spelling standards have gotten way down?
  137. Profile photo of reor
    reor Male 13-17
    36 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    lol at every1 taking care with grammar.

    There are so many talking marks and commas in this comment section my brain xD

    seriously look at all the people bothering here to finsih with a full stop compared to other comment sections

  138. Profile photo of shunpo_31
    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
    1381 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:51 pm
    i`m sorry, but anyone with that level of ignorance is either:

    (1) a teenager who uses terminologies such as "u" for the word "you"

    (2) ...

    well if i come up with some other possible explanation i`ll let you know.

    ignorance blows XD

  139. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 9:55 pm
    Actually, I don`t know any smart people who make these mistakes. In fact, they`re pretty good indicators that the writer isn`t smart at all.

    Perhaps this post should be renamed "Eight spelling mistakes that will make you look like an uneducated fool."

  140. Profile photo of LadyPele
    LadyPele Female 18-29
    253 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    Got it, done and dusted. I`ve gotten to the point where I can`t care if someone is using words incorrectly - unless I think they`re a douche and then I`ll snicker - as it`s a reflection on them. Nothing to do with me.
  141. Profile photo of BostonKaiser
    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    OldOllie, I agree totally. Pretty pathetic when you can`t speak/write YOUR own native language correctly. See how I used that kids?
  142. Profile photo of Eagles311
    Eagles311 Male 18-29
    21 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 10:13 pm
    Smart people don`t make these mistakes. Idiots do.
  143. Profile photo of DVLDRVR666
    DVLDRVR666 Male 13-17
    612 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 10:18 pm
    People are really this stupid?
  144. Profile photo of k10josumm
    k10josumm Male 18-29
    432 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    ummm... irregardless of you`re accusations i prefer to believe its not teenagers who make this mistake but alot of the time there parents. i mean srsly anyone dumb enough too make these mistakes needs to get ahold of an english book.
  145. Profile photo of NotAllowed
    NotAllowed Female 18-29
    526 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 10:31 pm
    no. those are definitely not mistakes smart people make. i think that if you`re over the age of 12, and still make these mistakes (and live in an English speaking country) you did not earn the right to live and should be humanely euthanized.
  146. Profile photo of vicious_liar
    vicious_liar Male 13-17
    1226 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 10:34 pm
    I`ve actually seen a pretty good list on cracked with words that are frequently misused. however, the mistakes on this list are just stupid...either you`re not paying attention when writing or you`re just a stupid motherdrater, but smart people don`t make these mistakes.
  147. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm
    I don`t think I`ve made any of these mistakes since grade school.
  148. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 10:41 pm
    k10josumm - Ha, nice one there
  149. Profile photo of NotAllowed
    NotAllowed Female 18-29
    526 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 11:02 pm
    no. those are definitely not mistakes smart people make. i think that if you`re over the age of 12, and still make these mistakes (and live in an English speaking country) you did not earn the right to live and should be humanely euthanized.
  150. Profile photo of PaintedNInja
    PaintedNInja Male 18-29
    96 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 11:07 pm
    well since English isn`t a dead language IRREGARDLESS is more than likely a "real word". ahold? really?
  151. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    September 21, 2009 at 11:49 pm
    Iz is happi. The only one I am guilty of of there eight is "its"/"it`s".
  152. Profile photo of diegotx
    diegotx Male 18-29
    239 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 12:02 am
    None
  153. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 12:17 am
    This article should have been called "8 Spelling Mistakes Even Semi-literate People Make".
  154. Profile photo of pdjr
    pdjr Male 40-49
    298 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 12:18 am
    it says "smart people make", rubbish, if you`re smart you don`t make these mistakes, the reality should be, "8 spelling mistakes people who think they`re smart make, which reveal that they`re not..."
  155. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 12:28 am
    Congrats to IAB for posting a grammar entry! It`s nice to be reminded of the basics now and again!
  156. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 12:33 am
    > manorrd
    > Congrats to IAB for posting a grammar entry! It`s nice to be reminded of the basics now and again!

    I believe you meant to say "...the basics now and then!"

    Still congratulating us? :-P

  157. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 1:32 am
    >NotAllowed
    To be fair, I do not live in an English-speaking country. I`m off the hook!
  158. Profile photo of no_need
    no_need Female 18-29
    465 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 1:41 am
    PaintedNinja, the "word" irregardless is a double negative, and therefore will never be accepted by scholars of the English language as a real word. And even if it is, it won`t mean the same thing as "regardless". It doesn`t matter whether a language is dead or alive; there are some rules which just won`t change, and for good reasons!
    And I`m with all the people who`ve already said that this article was mistitled. No one with a basic education from an English speaking country should be making these mistakes. It should really be "8 Spelling Mistakes Internet Trolls Can`t Help Making".
  159. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
    1190 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 2:05 am
    I am smart and never make these mistakes.
    IF you make these mistakes go find a junior high school, where I am sure they have a remedial class for the 8th graders who did not learn this in 4th and 5th grade!
  160. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
    1190 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 2:10 am
    This is what eight years of an illiterate moron pretending to be president do to a language!
  161. Profile photo of kirstoner
    kirstoner Female 18-29
    535 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 2:32 am
    Even smart people make these mistakes?
    Smart compared to what - a desk chair?
  162. Profile photo of PianoMan21
    PianoMan21 Male 18-29
    315 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 2:33 am
    Having been told I am a smart person, and never having made these elementary school mistakes in spelling, I find this article useless to me, yet invaluable to a majority of the English speaking population. That fact, coupled with the notion that one must be smart to posses proper spelling and grammar is rather depressing.
  163. Profile photo of pdjr
    pdjr Male 40-49
    298 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 2:52 am
    more irritating spam below
  164. Profile photo of greggpethers
    greggpethers Male 18-29
    271 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 3:24 am
    @ PianoMan21

    possess

  165. Profile photo of bankvole
    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 3:46 am
    Smart people make? Those are retard errors
  166. Profile photo of anniboo
    anniboo Female 18-29
    36 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 3:52 am
    Seriously.. I`m a French Canadian and I don`t make these mistakes.
    I don`t know who "smart" people are, but I don`t think they`re that freakin` smart if they make spelling mistakes like that.
  167. Profile photo of Gluggr
    Gluggr Male 18-29
    422 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 3:52 am
    Why would you make those mistakes? Those aren`t hard words or anything, it`s easy...
  168. Profile photo of Lord_Jereth
    Lord_Jereth Male 40-49
    725 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 4:06 am
    Yes, but look at any comment section on the net and you`ll find ALOT (hee hee) of them.

    LJ

  169. Profile photo of PD711
    PD711 Male 18-29
    61 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 4:32 am
    Oh please.

    If you are over the age of 13, you should not be making these mistakes.

  170. Profile photo of doode999
    doode999 Male 18-29
    15 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 4:39 am
    thx. Its very nice of you too help me learn these words. Their always bothering me alot, irregardless of whether i get ahold of a grammer book. I`ll write this down and try not to loose it.
  171. Profile photo of Isobel
    Isobel Female 18-29
    245 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 4:47 am
    I never make these mistakes, and English isn`t even my first language. >_>
  172. Profile photo of wateva_x
    wateva_x Female 13-17
    691 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 4:56 am
    I stopped making those mistakes in year 6. Only time I type a lot wrong is when theres something stuck under my space bar.
  173. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 5:22 am
    Which smart people make those mistakes? I`ve only made those mistakes when I`m typing too fast.
  174. Profile photo of woodmore
    woodmore Female 18-29
    126 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 5:42 am
    Jesus, if anyone makes these mistakes and calls themselves "smart", then the world is heading to a sorry place...
  175. Profile photo of readme08
    readme08 Male 13-17
    37 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 5:46 am
    I really hate grammar nazis, like 95% of you people. Grammar isn`t an accurate measure of one`s intelligent. There are other more important factors. Instead of saying, "omg it is you`re not your", you can point out the fallacies of the poster`s logic towards the content and not his grammar. I know you all do it to make yourself sound like you are smarter. I bet you see a grammar mistake in someone else post you are implicitly saying, "dumb***, I bet I have a higher IQ than him". You probably don`t because you have no idea what that person is doing. He may be in a rush or simply careless. Those who do claim that they NEVER make that mistake is dead lying and trying show off their intelligence. We would be much more impress on how smart you are by pointing out a persons` logical mistakes. I of average intelligence, I make low marks in English and high marks in Maths. Some people have their weakness. You have yours. Some peoples` weakness is langauge. No reason to expl
  176. Profile photo of Vhreio
    Vhreio Male 30-39
    506 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 6:47 am
    Nope, I`ve never made a mistake with those.
  177. Profile photo of npdarren
    npdarren Male 18-29
    602 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 6:53 am
    I don`t understand why people make these errors--stupidity? Laziness? I have not made any of those mistakes since elementary school...

    @readme08, strength of language actually does indicate intelligence to a large extent. You may have some of the most revolutionary ideas, but if you can not explain them properly, you might as well never have had them. Also, even if you are strong in math, you will still need to know how to write properly for practical application. There are not very many career fields in which you won`t have to write.

  178. Profile photo of huck08
    huck08 Male 18-29
    426 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 6:56 am
    i don`t think many people - smart or not - have much of a problem with these things after high school
  179. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
    1004 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 6:58 am
    Can`t be too smart if you make those kind of mistakes...
  180. Profile photo of JoeYC
    JoeYC Male 18-29
    721 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 7:03 am
    ive never seen smart people make these mistakes. its very simple and common sence.
  181. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 7:21 am
    These are certainly not mistakes made by smart people. These are all very simple and easy to remember rules.

    My spelling is terrible... Thankfully I have spell check.

    As for grammar and the proper usage of possessive vs. contracted apostrophes, come on guys, it really isn`t that hard.

  182. Profile photo of ShadowRyder
    ShadowRyder Male 18-29
    2127 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 7:24 am
    I don`t make any of these mistakes. :D

    *quietly celebrates* =3

  183. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 7:30 am
    One common mistake I notice is that people use the word "less" when they mean "fewer".
  184. Profile photo of kissmybim
    kissmybim Male 40-49
    439 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 7:50 am
    if you can be afraid can you also be ascared?
  185. Profile photo of readme08
    readme08 Male 13-17
    37 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 8:00 am
    @npdarren
    Grammar and finding ways to explain things are two totally different concepts. Making a moderate amount of grammar mistakes does not destroy the concept of what you are writing/talking about. A absolute massive amount does. For example: my professor passes out study guides. He had several grammar errors exactly like the ones listed in the website. I can understand it clearly. To put it in a nutshell, it is more about what you write and the ideas on what you are writing on rather than the syntax of the writing. Unless in rare cases, that person makes errors that distract the audience away from the ideas presented.
  186. Profile photo of kinicke
    kinicke Male 18-29
    426 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 8:02 am
    Lose/Loose drives me nuts too. I think most of the words on her list happen as typos when you`re typing too quickly.
  187. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 8:06 am
    huck08, i think you`re being too generous. high school? really?
  188. Profile photo of xParanoia
    xParanoia Female 18-29
    767 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 8:07 am
    Nope I don`t make `em either.
    Plus, grammar and spelling are two different things. There are many worse mistakes than the ones here.
    My mother tends to say "supposably." That drives me nuts. How about people misplacing punctuation? That`s crazy, too. Contractions? A lot of people mess them up.

    We need a better list.

  189. Profile photo of xParanoia
    xParanoia Female 18-29
    767 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 8:07 am
    very simple and common sence.
    ---

    I just giggled.

  190. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 8:27 am
    Those aren`t mistakes smart people make, those are just mistakes idiots make.
  191. Profile photo of DavidXJ
    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 8:28 am
    Blah, blah, blah, everyone sucks at spelling so we must be dumb. Even though I know all these rules, and try my best to follow them, sometimes we just type too fast to pay attention. It`s not that most of us don`t know, it`s just that WE DON`T GIVE A CRAP!
  192. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 9:23 am
    actually, SMART people don`t get these words wrong, it`s the people who THINK they`re smart that do.

    btw, this is junior high maybe freshman year english maybe even some elemenary; many people need to go over these rules in college as well which shows how much people pay attention in high school.

    might as well throw in which and witch or blue and blew...

  193. Profile photo of Finjy
    Finjy Male 18-29
    7 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 10:49 am
    "It`s not that most of us don`t know, it`s just that WE DON`T GIVE A CRAP!"

    That`s fine, but it doesn`t change the fact that you look like a retard when you misspell words you learned in elementary school. Like I always like to say...I`m not a grammar nazi, I`m a basic second grade spelling nazi.

    >_>

  194. Profile photo of KillTheWeak
    KillTheWeak Male 18-29
    80 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 10:56 am
    IkeRay... I wish I could have said that better. Haha.
  195. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 11:31 am
    I never make those mistakes. IkeRay has got it completely right. If you just concentrate you can avoid these mistakes.
  196. Profile photo of MTKK
    MTKK Male 18-29
    29 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 11:50 am
    They can`t be THAT smart if they make any of those mistakes.
  197. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    Please bookmark for future reference. :)
  198. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3621 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    lol, lots of englenders fail at these
  199. Profile photo of Patient
    Patient Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    @readme08 I agree.
    Smarts and language skills = two totally different things. Pointing out spelling mistakes and such makes you superior in no way whatsoever.
  200. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    readme08 is right, you do not have to be a wizard of the English language to be deemed an Intelligent person, I know many succesful people whos English is full of mistakes, but if you understand it, and it makes sense, then its working
  201. Profile photo of Enchilada
    Enchilada Female 70 & Over
    931 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    I actually dont fall for any of them.
  202. Profile photo of Bridget49
    Bridget49 Female 13-17
    231 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    ... I don`t know many smart people who make mistakes like that.
  203. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    I do alot alot, but none of the others.
  204. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm
    i do alot and its it`s....but not anymore i guess...i always thought that it`s was possessive....i guess my teachers taught me wrong...

    damn public schooling system!
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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1427 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    "... I don`t know many smart people who make mistakes like that."

    Agreed.

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    DraxxorT Male 18-29
    78 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm
    I make absolutely 0 of these mistakes. I do not think that these are the mistakes "even smart people make." These are the mistakes of the lazy and ignorant. I`m not a perfect speller all the time, and my grammar might be questionable every now and then, but I don`t have these problems.
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    Jazzeh Female 13-17
    464 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    Irregardlass uv dis article I dun think it pointed out any of this errors that I make, I`m to smart fur dat.
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    oddstef Female 18-29
    204 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    the only one i am guilty of is "alot", but word fixes it for me anyway.
    i lose faith in my generation when i see my friends make the other mistakes
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    byoung Female 13-17
    12 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    The only one of those mistakes I ever make is "its" and "it`s". Never can remember that. Apostrophes show possesion and they`re in contractions... Stupid exceptions.
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    DIETY Male 13-17
    196 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    I make 0% of these mistakes, and I`m not even smart >.>

    GF America, I`m leaving.

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    your0mom Male 13-17
    374 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 3:34 pm
    im in agreement with DIETY
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    nick4596 Male 13-17
    5 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    @Jazzeh Irregardless isn`t even a real word. It is just being redundant.
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    eflcotw Male 13-17
    75 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    i dont make these mistakes. i actually pay attention in school.
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    Well, I always thought that "ahold" was one word. But I never even use it, so who cares?
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    Somehow I doubt that smart people make these mistakes. Generally, a person is smart because they paid attention in school, and if you did that, you`d at least know basic grammar.
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    RearEchelon Male 18-29
    139 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    Actually, in all seriousness, making these mistakes precludes one being "smart." To put it another way, only DUMBASSES make these mistakes. "Your" and "you`re?" That`s elementary-school stuff, right there.
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    LestatR13 Female 18-29
    54 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    If you make these mistakes, you`re not smart. You`re a dumbass.
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    SammyCyanide Female 18-29
    427 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    Just because you`re smart doesn`t mean that you don`t make spelling mistakes every once in a while. Most people do, especially if English in generally is not their strong point. I know several mathematical wiz-kids who are incredibly slow when it comes to grammar, not that they care.
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    SoupaMario Male 18-29
    221 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    Journalism major here. Never made those mistakes, because I`d be in big time trouble if I did!

    Also did anyone else find it funny that they spelled baloney wrong? It`s bologna.

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    Ninjagamer12 Male 13-17
    31 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    This article reeks of someone being arrogant about their awesome spelling skills.
    "Its nothing to loose sleep over" "not to bad" "are alot of people" "irregardless of what you may think" "get ahold of you’reself," O AH SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE >:|
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    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
    838 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 8:35 pm
    Yeah, I thought I was going to be guilty of at least one of these. I`m not. This is 3rd grade crap.
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    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    Yeah... Have to agree wtih the masses. Really stupid mistakes. When I was first really getting in to writing, as a preeteen, my mum pointed them out for me, and within a week they were gone. I`ve never met a teenager or adult who makes those mistakes.
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    Moonsteal72 Female 13-17
    33 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    Agreed, LestatR13. :/
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    crimmeh Female 18-29
    103 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    I am guilty of none of these. In fact, these are all things that drive me completely bonkers when I see other people do them. The only one I was guilty of at all, past the age of about 8, was using "alot" instead of "a lot." But I saw the error in my ways.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    September 22, 2009 at 10:16 pm
    I think the only one on here I`ve really done is ahold ...it just seems like it would be a good word! But no, I have definitely remedied that.
  226. Profile photo of MrWhoey
    MrWhoey Male 18-29
    29 posts
    September 23, 2009 at 1:20 am
    KannaLilly:"Yeah... Have to agree wtih the masses. Really stupid mistakes. When I was first really getting in to writing, as a preeteen, my mum pointed them out for me, and within a week they were gone. I`ve never met a teenager or adult who makes those mistakes. "

    Then you havn`t seen many teens or adults writing things by hand. Start reading them, and make sure you look for the errors. You may find yourself a little surprised when you start meeting new people.

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    reor Male 13-17
    36 posts
    September 23, 2009 at 4:56 am
    "Journalism major here. Never made those mistakes, because I`d be in big time trouble if I did!

    Also did anyone else find it funny that they spelled baloney wrong? It`s bologna."

    well Mr "Journalism Major" maybe you should realise the difference between slang terms and food. (if you do not agree check the wiki page redirect from balogna)

    btw I read the comments also.

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    September 23, 2009 at 11:50 am
    I just thought of one that a lot of smart people actually DO get incorrect, that is affect and effect simply because they have such similar meanings, pronunciations, and spellings.

    another grammatical error is the lack of commas in lists. in a list, even the last item before the "and" gets a comma.

  229. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    September 23, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    "...even the last item before the "and" gets a comma."

    The Chicago Manual of Style calls for a final comma, e.g., "a, b, and c." However, the Associated Press Stylebook does not, e.g., "a, b and c."

    I prefer to use the final comma because 1) I don`t write for a newspaper, and 2) it makes the sentence more clear, especially when there are compound elements in the list, e.g., "profit and loss," or "shipping and receiving." The AP form, though, is technically correct.

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    FloridaSnow Male 18-29
    416 posts
    September 23, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    ...If you didn`t know most of that (the first page at least), you need to consider going back to gradeschool
  231. Profile photo of Adie22
    Adie22 Female 18-29
    182 posts
    September 24, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    Wow that "ahold" one was new for me...never seen anyone use it.
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    Kimikikat Female 18-29
    24 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 3:19 am
    wow. im glad i paid attention in school!
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    nikkypickles Female 30-39
    184 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 5:47 am
    So, on the basic assumption that I have NEVER made any of those mistakes (at least not once I`d actually left school) does that make me smarter than the average smart person? ;-)
    I do admit to making some fundamental spelling errors, but they tend to be for polysyllabic words like "unnecessarily" (and "polysyllabic" for that matter!) and let`s face it, those are hard words to spell on a chalkboard in front of a room full of students.
  234. Profile photo of Anonned
    Anonned Female 18-29
    10 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 9:27 am
    These are stupid mistakes.. I`ve never even heard of people using "ahold."
  235. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
    575 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    Yeah I`m glad I went to elementary school ...
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    elphienotfae Female 13-17
    158 posts
    November 16, 2009 at 8:16 pm
    I`m shocked "teh" and "the" weren`t on here
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    soul_less Female 18-29
    53 posts
    November 19, 2009 at 10:33 am
    i make those mistakes almost every single day, but i blame the internet

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