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10 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling Now [Pic]

If I had a nickle for every time I saw the your/you”re mistake…

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Date: 08/19/12 09:24 AM

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 19, 2012 at 9:26 am
    Link: 10 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling Now - If I had a nickle for every time I saw the your/you`re mistake...
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    uscbadfish Male 18-29
    267 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 9:40 am
    You`re trolling with that "nickle" comment, right?
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 9:46 am
    This piece could be of great use to the millions of adults out there who couldn`t pass 3rd Grade spelling if their lives depended on it. It will likely affect about three.

    NB: In regard to "a lot," there is also the word "allot," meaning to apportion or dole out something.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10841 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 9:48 am
    If I had a nickle for every time I saw the your/you`re mistake...

    You owe me a nickel for that mistake.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3361 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 9:52 am
    Oh, but it`s worse. Much, much worse
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    Mahaloth Male 30-39
    140 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 9:56 am
    I haven`t misspelled any of these since 8th grade or so.

    Misspell is another one people....misspell.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    August 19, 2012 at 10:02 am
    acantaloupe. =^.^=
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2012 at 10:03 am
    nothing for me to worry about
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    mjy34222 Male 50-59
    26 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 10:22 am
    I halve a spelling checker,
    It came with my pea see.
    It plainly marks four my revue
    Mistakes I dew knot sea.
    Eye strike a key and type a word
    And weight four it two say
    Weather eye am wrong oar write
    It shows me strait aweigh.
    As soon as a mist ache is maid
    It nose bee fore two long
    And eye can put the era rite
    Its rarely ever wrong.
    I`ve scent this massage threw it,
    And I`m shore your pleased too no
    Its letter prefect in every weigh;
    My checker tolled me sew.
    From activerain.com
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2012 at 10:54 am
    I know definitely because of infinitely and finitely

    if you really think about it, definitely is the opposite of infinitely (million possibilities vs only a single)
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    August 19, 2012 at 11:40 am
    If more people felt free to be "grammar nazis" people would pay more attention to the way they write to avoid the humiliation of being called out. Only peer pressure will improve the way people write. The reason literacy continues to decline is because there are more people being "you`re a grammar nazi" nazi than actual grammar nazis. Maybe being "cool" STILL isn`t the road to being intelligent.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11740 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    Old. Repost. Still relevant and still needs to be shared with all of the idiots who can`t spell.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    @lauriloo: is spelling really grammar?

    but I`m a grammar nazi IRL, my biggest pet peeves are:
    "I could care less." and "you did good."
    for those ignorant people out there, its "I could NOT care less," and "you did well." FYI, calling someone ignorant isn`t an insult, it just means they don`t know.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    5400 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    @lauriloo,
    Agreed. Also, we make things worse with "cute" advertising-type spellings like drinking lite beer at the nite club, ordering at the drive thru, etc. Texting is making people stupider, too: I hate "your" instead of "you`re" (or vice-versa) but either is much better than "ur", and "tonite" is still better than "2nite". Oh, and how about "b4"? Ugh! A lot of it, of course, is simple laziness. Yes, I am the Grammar Nazi, folks, although I try not to be too (two? to? 2?) pushy about it online. I do also recognize that typos do happen.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    5400 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    darkmagic14n,
    Spelling isn`t grammar, of course, but we`ve been saddled with a catch-all title that isn`t completely accurate. I strongly suspect I didn`t need to tell you that. Also, THANK YOU (!) for the comment re: "I could care less"! It drives me crazy that people just don`t get that it actually means that they do, in fact, care at least to some degree. I have got to go now, my feat itch! (Ouch!)
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1242 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm
    My `affiliate` female friend has been a TOTAL nazi on the usage of `Seen` and `Saw`. Both past tense, both verbs, I swear everytime i guess (and second guess) I am promptly corrected.


    I saw that movie last week.
    I seen it twice.

    Is it the simple case that `seen` is followed by a vowel or what? My theory leans more toward
    I saw,I was seen (My past tense verb, your past tense verb)... am I right or what?
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    Selous Male 30-39
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    August 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    armour ... and every word that ends in our
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    Ston Male 30-39
    198 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    Dead-Kittens: The word "seen" is the past participle of "see". It is often used with a form of "have," whether it be "have," "has," or "had." "Seen" should not be used by itself as a verb. You only use it if it`s referring to a past event that is relevant to the current time.

    Would you like to see this movie?
    I have seen it already.
    When did you see it?
    I saw it last week.
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    dkm458 Male 50-59
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    August 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Seen would have been correct if you used `have before it. Saw is past tense; seen is past participle
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    Notice one certain busy poster who can`t spell definitely hasn`t made a comment!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    When I went to school, you had to know all this before you could advance to 4th grade.
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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    Pretty lame post, but I`m glad somebody else has notice the epidemic of `loosers` online.
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    mamba Male 18-29
    628 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    I know my spelling is terrorbull, but even I get these right.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    Uninterested/disinterested.

    And using `literally` when it isn`t.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    its definately weird wheather affect their loose alot than
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    August 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    Yay for grammar nazis!

    Irregardless... not a word. Just say regardless.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    @mykunter: Firefox, which says firefox is wrong unless capitalized, doesn`t flag irregardless as wrong.
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    hyro20 Male 18-29
    5 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    Calling someone "Boo" instead of "Beau".
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    Darkalen Male 40-49
    416 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    This is rediculous...
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
    700 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    Really wish I had of paid attention in school...
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3392 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    Please credit TheOatmeal
    Here, I`ll even give you the link to the exact page on which this comic appears: Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling Now

    He had altercations with funnyjunk, I`m sure he wouldn`t have a problem fighting you guys.

    Though I bet my pleas will fall on deaf ears...
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    HiEv Male 40-49
    621 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    This catches most of my pet peeve misspellings.

    They didn`t mention the people that write "quite" when they mean "quiet" though (the former means "very", while the latter means "making little or no noise"). That one bugs me and I see it surprisingly often.
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    godthaab Male 18-29
    220 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    Uh... who makes these mistakes anyways?
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    supermoo9999 Male 18-29
    22 posts
    August 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    DuckBoy: There`s a credit in the graphic itself, right at the top, under the title. No need to get pissy.

    darkmagic: My browser *does* flag it as incorrect, but that`s not particularly relevant. If we`re looking for formality, try the dictionary - it isn`t a standard English word.
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    OswegoWriter Male 30-39
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    August 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    Wierd wierd wierd wierd wierd wierd wierd wierd screw the dolphins wierd wierd wierd wierd wierd wierd wierd wierd wierd wierd
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 20, 2012 at 4:09 am
    No one ever mentions til, as in two more miles til we get there. People write till but til is short for until.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2012 at 7:07 am
    Hasn`t this been posted before? Maybe I just remember it from looking at the Oatmeal.
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2012 at 9:06 am
    Also, irregardless is not a word (I don`t think), but if it were, it would presumably mean the opposite of regardless, so you shouldn`t use it if you mean "regardless".

    And literally means the opposite of figuratively. So don`t say you`re literally sick to death of people who use the wrong words unless you`re literally puking your guts out on your literal death bed. Which would be kind of a strong response to grammar and vocabulary and stuff.
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    thescotsman Male 50-59
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    August 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    you can start with the word "nickle" in the title of this post, try "nickel" next time
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    zeebeedee Male 50-59
    613 posts
    August 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    A post by Fancylad about proper spelling.


    Buahahahhahahaahahahhahaha!
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    carsoncasey Male 30-39
    9 posts
    August 23, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    Further VS. Farther should be on that list too. Further down the road, as if in literal distance. Farther in school, as if on to graduate school, etc. I think.

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