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Geronimo4497

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A frax thread made me start this.

I know that my spelling is not always spot on, but my personal favorite of misused words are:

Hangar - Hanger

Any others out there, my peeps?
 
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bigD

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It's and Its

Your and You're

They're, Their and There

Lose and Loose
 

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Gauge and "gage". Some General Motors cars actually have an idiot light that displays "check gages". What's interesting, is that according to dictionary.com, "gage" is an acceptable "variant" of the word "gauge". How can there be 2 ways of spelling one particular noun? TonyC?????????
 

Pedro

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"I must of done this", "I should of done that"....

It's I must have done this, I should have done that. Or you can also use "I should’ve done it", or "I must’ve done it".
 

TonyC

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UnAnswerd said:
How can there be 2 ways of spelling one particular noun? TonyC?????????
It's a conspiracy, I tell ya. It's designed to make it more difficult for a non-English-speaking adult to learn the language.


Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!?!?




:)




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Dizel8

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Huh?
Well, americanized english has often dropped the u!
 

Fly_Chick

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"a lot" of times I find "a myriad of" misused words (frequently found in magazine editiorials), yet "myriad" misued words would be more appropriate.
 

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The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would be known as "Euro- English."

In the first year, 's' will replace the soft 'c'. Sertainly,this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard 'c' will be dropped in favor of the 'k'. This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome 'ph' will be replased with the 'f'. This will make words like 'fotograf' 20% shorter!

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expected to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double leters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent 'e' in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing 'th' with 'z' and 'w' wiz 'v'. During ze fifz year ze unesesary 'o' kan be dropd from vords kontaining 'ou' and similar changes vud of kurs be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters. After ze fifz yer ve vil hav a rali sensibl ritn styl. Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evriun vil find it ezi tu undrstand ech ozer.

Zen Z Drem Vil Finali Kum Tru!!
 

cforst513

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that sure was a DECENT DESCENT, cap'n.

YOU'RE going to tell me about YOUR day, right?

we put THEIR luggage over THERE.

IT'S no fun to kill a cat and eat ITS tail.

just a few of my peeves.....
 

I.P. Freley

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Whose to say whats right and whats not?

;)
 

I.P. Freley

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dernit, double post!
 

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Not spelling but if someone says
"Deja vu, all over again" I think I will puke my liver.
 

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GravityHater said:
Not spelling but if someone says
"Deja vu, all over again" I think I will puke my liver.
That malapropism is as American as apple pie. The saying, “It’s déjà vu all over again” was made famous by the great American philosopher Yogi Berra some time ago during a post game interview.

In fact, it’s the first one on a list of Yogi’s very famous quotes.

Check them out here: http://rinkworks.com/said/yogiberra.shtml

In fact if you Google the phrase “It’s déjà vu all over again", you will see how frequently it is used in all sorts of places in the American lexicon.
 

Geronimo4497

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I too believe that the two of us should go to the store and buy more beer. Incorrect grammar, but you get the point, I hope.
 

cforst513

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grammar, not grammer
 
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