10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

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10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby NZcaver » Apr 5, 2011 5:35 pm

I seldom post in the joke forum, but this one is almost worthy of posting under forum announcements.

If you don't understand the difference between lose/loose, their/they're/there, your/you're, it's/its, weather/whether, then/than - or you use the words wierd, definately, or alot - you need to read this. And if your spelling and grammar is perfect, you'll probably appreciate it even more. Every classroom should have one of these on the wall. :big grin:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling
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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby self-deleted_user » Apr 5, 2011 6:04 pm

THANK YOU *bows*
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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby Phil Winkler » Apr 5, 2011 6:12 pm

The usage of lose and loose is one of my pet peeves and it seems to be a problem for more men then women. Iy happens up here a lot, too. You know who you are. :tonguecheek:
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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby self-deleted_user » Apr 5, 2011 6:40 pm

ly?

To be fair, I used to be horrible at lose and loose. But now I just remember ooooooooo is the oo sound to remember which is which. I tend to only mess them up when chatting fast in IM's.
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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby jsniffin » Apr 5, 2011 8:43 pm

weird its spelled weird not wierd.... weird huh?
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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby nathanroser » Apr 5, 2011 10:21 pm

It's brilliant! And I am using the proper usage of it's in this case, and the alien parasite looks just the Exogorth from the Empire Strikes Back on that asteroid. Yes I decided to a weird nerd and not run a jetski over a dolphin and look up what that giant space slug is actually called.
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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby BrianC » Apr 6, 2011 9:11 am

Guilty, guilty, guilty!!! Here ,here, here. hear now!
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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby MUD » Apr 6, 2011 11:26 am

:big grin: You can't fix stupid!
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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby plicpriest1 » Apr 6, 2011 12:28 pm

A baseball bat can do wonders to fix the stupid. If not there their they're will be a change of some sort.
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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby NZcaver » Apr 6, 2011 4:13 pm

plicpriest1 wrote:A baseball bat can do wonders to fix the stupid.

I hear it also helps with ADD. :tonguecheek:

Between Facebook and the forum, more misspelled culprits have been surfacing; e.g. to/too/two, bought/brought, allowed/aloud, advice/advise, affect/effect, principal/principle, cord/chord, who/whom, and dragged/drug (really?) A crusade is under way to rid our forum of this scourge of misused words, along with incorrect use of the apostrophe, semicolon, and i.e. in place of e.g.

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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby Extremeophile » Apr 6, 2011 5:31 pm

I'm surprised no one has brought up the common, and cave specific rappel / repel.
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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby Marlatt » Apr 6, 2011 5:51 pm

Derek Bristol wrote:I'm surprised no one has brought up the common, and cave specific rappel / repel.


Or, more properly, abseil. Strictly speaking, rappel denotes rope retrieval.

How many ways does prusik, prusick, prussik, prusic, bachmann, arbs get misspelled?

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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby NZcaver » Apr 6, 2011 6:37 pm

Good job, you two! :clap:

You both earn gold stars for prusik and rappel. And Marlatt gets extra credit for defining the difference between abseil and rappel. :goodjob:

Now what about carabiner and carabineer, maillon and mallion, and Petzl and Petzel..? :rant: :big grin:
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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby Caverdale » Apr 6, 2011 7:27 pm

Also, it seems that most cavers misspell "helictite" as helectite. It's not in most dictionaries. Remember two i-s and two e-s is the proper way.
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Re: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!

Postby LukeM » Apr 6, 2011 8:49 pm

NZ, I believe you meant to say Prusik. :grin:

Edit: Although, to cover my @ss I guess you could have been referring to the action, "to prusik", and not the actual knot.
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