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message 1: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
OK, seen any gut-breakers lately? Sometimes the typist is just going too fast. Sometimes the typist just cannot spell. And sometimes the typist is British or of that country's old colony's ilk (sorry, Debs).

Share your favorite misspellings/typos and the context in which they went down. Can you cut and paste from L&G as well? Sure. I offer myself up for sacrifice. There are days when I post on the fly, and it's those days when I'm reminded (by you, kind readers) of my old third grade teacher, Miss Pelling.


message 2: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments Was she friends with Master Mind. I love that game.Hmmmm I am not familiar with miss spelled words.hahahahah (off searching for wrongly spelled words)


message 3: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
What a delcious topic!


message 4: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Its conciderd a delcacy in Lucksenborg.


message 5: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments I was attacked by a viscous poodle. Fortunately, it flowed slowley.


message 6: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments Was it pouring out its viscous in your shoe?


message 7: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
And shall we wait for these events with baited breath?


message 8: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
It would be just desserts.


message 9: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
Unless our interest has already been peaked.


message 10: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments The vain is desserted.


message 11: by Harvey (new)

Harvey | 1065 comments Shurely shome mishtake?


message 12: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments I am an atrocoius speller. Thank you spel chek


message 13: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
I am tolled that this is the plaice to cum if you carnt spell sandles.....


message 14: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments hee hee


message 15: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments How about "straight-laced" for "strait-laced"?


message 16: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments Good ones hee hee


message 17: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
Oh my.


message 18: by Ken (last edited Mar 20, 2010 02:57AM) (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Most frequently misspelled words by my students (partial list):


buisness (for business)

preform (for perform)

seperate (for separate)

alright (for all right)

defiantly (for definitely)

tommorow (for tomorrow)

lable (for label)

eigth (for eighth -- their grade)

and, of course, all of the homophones



message 19: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments I am bad for all right . My list is probably longer than theirs. In school I always transposed letters. I was not a bad speller,I had all the letters I just arranged them creatively.


message 20: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
My demons were always the double consonant/single consonant ones, like occasion, which I always wanted to spell "ocassion."


message 21: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments Thank you spell check. :)! Good night I'm going back to bed. By the way just finished Go Down Moses, now I kknow you don't like Faulkner, but this book was funny. It had sad parts also , but I was laughing like crazy.


message 22: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
I'm happy to laugh AT Faulkner, just not with him.

Good night (er, morning), Carol! Sweet (or, better yet, spicy) dreams!


message 23: by Shell (new)

Shell McC | 2 comments The thing that really drives me wild is when professional signs are produced with real howlers. Near where I work, there are two huge signs that read, "LOADING AREA, CUSTOMERS PLEASE USE MAIN ENTERANCE".


message 24: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Ah, the E who won't let go! Kind of like "judgEment," that.


message 25: by Harvey (new)

Harvey | 1065 comments The Gulf has countless examples.... "Flates for rent" is one I enjoyed in Buraimi. There are many examples of "SUPER MARKET" too; usually a small grocery. Actually the groceries provide much interest with "Fruits and Vegetable Whole Sale"....


message 26: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
"Collectibles" seems to collect alternate spellings as a pastime (a.k.a. "past time").

Lots of "sic" to this thread, eh?


message 27: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments You all have my number. I am guilty of almost every one.


message 28: by Harvey (new)

Harvey | 1065 comments Awwwwwwwwww..... some of us are just stupid!


message 29: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments (raising hand)


message 30: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
We're all stupid. Take it from there.


message 31: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Enough already!


message 32: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments It's rough when your dog is saying ruff ruff . Go walk the dog.


message 33: by Harvey (new)

Harvey | 1065 comments Eventually some cells will work!


message 34: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
I wonder if Miss Pelling ever got married?


message 35: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments To Mr. Com Pelling


message 36: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments :)


message 37: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
As in Vlad the Im Peller?


message 38: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
OMG.....I think it is time someone called in Constable Dis Pelling!


message 39: by Cecily (last edited Mar 23, 2010 02:47AM) (new)

Cecily | 175 comments Newengland wrote: "Ah, the E who won't let go! Kind of like "judgEment," that."

Ah, but in British English, that is the correct spelling (except for legal documents)!

However, "enterance" is wrong on both sides of the pond.

Gabi wrote: "They haven't been teaching spelling or grammar in school for years......"

Which country are you in, Gabi? It does seem to have made a comeback in England, but it's too early to see if it will stick.


message 40: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
She lives in Australia......that explains a lot!! ;-P


message 41: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
Heeheeheehee!!
Ai were spaking about yew, nort too yew!


message 42: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (savvysuzdolcefarniente) | 1456 comments Newengland wrote: "I wonder if Miss Pelling ever got married?"

Nah, he was too Re Pelling!


message 43: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments hee hee


message 44: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Rap-pelling, if he had rocks in his head.


message 45: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments Ex-spelling if he wanted to be absent.


message 46: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
I thought Miss Pelling was a girl! Who did the gender reassignment?!


message 47: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
(S)he lives in Copenhagen. 'Nuff said.


message 48: by Harvey (new)

Harvey | 1065 comments SecretAgentL wrote: "In a 2006 issue of Ohio's Valley News, the typist misspelled the newspaper's own name as Valley Newss. In a correction the next day, the editor wrote, "We sure feel silly.""

I dare say! Today I came across, on two different roads here in Oman; Mawallah Fruits and Vegetable Market. I did speculate which one veg they were selling.


message 49: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Oh, man!


message 50: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
Invariably, every year I would have an Art History student who would refer to the Sistine Chapel as the Sixteenth Chapel.


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