10 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling Now [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in Misc

If I had a nickle for every time I saw the your/you"re mistake...
There are 41 comments:
Male 10
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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Male 613
A post by Fancylad about proper spelling.


Buahahahhahahaahahahhahaha!
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Male 54
you can start with the word "nickle" in the title of this post, try "nickel" next time
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Male 1,059
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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Male 5,811
Hasn`t this been posted before? Maybe I just remember it from looking at the Oatmeal.
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Male 7,774
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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Male 27
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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Male 22
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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Male 220
Uh... who makes these mistakes anyways?
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Male 621
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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Male 3,646
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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Male 700
Really wish I had of paid attention in school...
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Male 414
This is rediculous...
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Male 5
Calling someone "Boo" instead of "Beau".
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Male 1,625
@mykunter: Firefox, which says firefox is wrong unless capitalized, doesn`t flag irregardless as wrong.
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Male 2,436
Yay for grammar nazis!

Irregardless... not a word. Just say regardless.
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Male 1,243
its definately weird wheather affect their loose alot than
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Male 7,123
Uninterested/disinterested.

And using `literally` when it isn`t.
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Male 628
I know my spelling is terrorbull, but even I get these right.
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Male 670
Pretty lame post, but I`m glad somebody else has notice the epidemic of `loosers` online.
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Male 15,832
When I went to school, you had to know all this before you could advance to 4th grade.
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Male 878
Notice one certain busy poster who can`t spell definitely hasn`t made a comment!
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Male 402
Seen would have been correct if you used `have before it. Saw is past tense; seen is past participle
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Male 198
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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Male 1,197
armour ... and every word that ends in our
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Male 1,252
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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Male 6,077
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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Male 6,077
@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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Male 1,625
@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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Male 11,739
Old. Repost. Still relevant and still needs to be shared with all of the idiots who can`t spell.
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Female 1,803
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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Male 1,625
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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Male 26
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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Male 5,314
nothing for me to worry about
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Male 6,227
acantaloupe. =^.^=
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Male 140
I haven`t misspelled any of these since 8th grade or so.

Misspell is another one people....misspell.
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Male 3,369
Oh, but it`s worse. Much, much worse
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Male 10,855
[quote]If I had a nickle for every time I saw the your/you`re mistake... [/quote]

You owe me a nickel for that mistake.
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Female 6,381
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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Male 267
You`re trolling with that "nickle" comment, right?
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Male 20,908
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