Author Topic: Spelling that makes you cringe  (Read 123190 times)

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1075 on: 03 September, 2021, 05:09:42 pm »
While I'm here: I saw a sign for CO-VID testing the other day... (is that spelling or punctuation?)

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1076 on: 03 September, 2021, 09:39:33 pm »
Not really cringe, but smile....
From the event notes for an audax I have entered.... "take a lateral flow test at home the evening before to ensure you are not asymptotic"
I suspect auto-carrot is involved.


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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1077 on: 03 September, 2021, 11:33:07 pm »
While I'm here: I saw a sign for CO-VID testing the other day... (is that spelling or punctuation?)

Or an incorrectly formed Roman numeral?
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Kim

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1078 on: 09 October, 2021, 11:36:45 am »

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1079 on: 09 October, 2021, 11:58:55 am »
Is “cigaretter” a posh word for “smoker”?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1080 on: 09 October, 2021, 02:07:13 pm »
And do you trust that manufacturer's compliance with the regulations?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1081 on: 11 November, 2021, 07:38:32 pm »
My son's watching a video prospectus from Cardiff Met university. They're boasting that they've given scholarships to students from "Ukrane".
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ian

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1082 on: 12 November, 2021, 09:49:35 am »
I think you will find that the Russians had a purge of unnecessary vowels in 1937.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1083 on: 12 November, 2021, 09:58:45 am »
As the Iron Lady might have said to the Man of Steel, "Ukraine if you want to...".

PS - is there a Welsh spelling of Ukraine? I would have expected something like Oocraen.

PPS - Wcrain. Of course.
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1084 on: 20 November, 2021, 07:31:25 pm »
Shit spelling from Twitter…


Giraffe

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1085 on: 21 November, 2021, 08:04:53 am »
Well, for a 26" frame - or 24" with a saddlebag high up - Sheffield racks are, er, useless.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1086 on: 07 December, 2021, 09:18:56 pm »
A t-shirt printed
"Real Dad's make twins"
(is that grammar or spelling?)

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1087 on: 16 December, 2021, 12:20:55 pm »
Seeing fboab's (correctly spelled) post about The Galloway Hoard downstairs reminds me that there is an increasing confusion of “hoard” and “horde”.  Pirate hoards, for example, be the Stuffs stolen by Pirate hordes and subsequently not found on desert islands.  Yarrrrr and, moreover, shiver me timbers!
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John Stonebridge

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1088 on: 28 December, 2021, 02:31:46 pm »
Just spotted at my local post office



"freeee caaaaaash"  :D

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1089 on: 28 December, 2021, 02:54:50 pm »
Firefox thinks that arabica should be spelt bicarb.  I'm taking that as a warning.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1090 on: 28 December, 2021, 03:07:37 pm »
Real spelling makes spellchecker cringe - and I don't mean just English/American misusage. On my works computer, it regularly queries "Rochdale".  I work for ..... Rochdale.  I don't know whether or not it thinks we don't deserve a capital letter or whether we should just keep it quiet, or what.  Oddly, it doesn't query "spellchecker", which wasn't a word at all until microsoft (?) invented it.

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1091 on: 28 December, 2021, 03:15:00 pm »
I have a Facebook friend who tried posting a Nativity scene recently.

Autocorrect kept changing his caption to 'manager'...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1092 on: 28 December, 2021, 03:56:34 pm »
Autocorrect is a devil but spellcheckers, if treated with a modicum of common sense, are very useful.

Peter, can you not add Rochdale to your spellchecker's user-defined dictionary, or whatever it calls it?
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1093 on: 28 December, 2021, 04:21:33 pm »
Agree with your sentiments, stranger!  Yes, I'm sure I could sort it out but it gives me something to talk about!  What really is irritating is the way the council's algorithms prevent me looking at things it deems to contain pornography or terrorism-related material, possibly because there is a p in pancreas and pornography and a b in bike and bomb!  I'd expect it to get uppity if I typed in Rogerzilla but I've not tried it!  Am on non-stroppy muchine, just now!

Peter

Kim

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1094 on: 28 December, 2021, 10:31:45 pm »
Agree with your sentiments, stranger!  Yes, I'm sure I could sort it out but it gives me something to talk about!  What really is irritating is the way the council's algorithms prevent me looking at things it deems to contain pornography or terrorism-related material, possibly because there is a p in pancreas and pornography and a b in bike and bomb!  I'd expect it to get uppity if I typed in Rogerzilla but I've not tried it!

Known as the Scunthorpe Problem (for obvious reasons), it's the sort of thing you expect from lowest-bidder filtering software beloved of over-cautious public sector organisations who waste little time considering how such systems may impede the getting done of useful work.

Since developers who understand how to parse Unicode cost money, you should be able to work around it by writing all your rude words in emoji...   ;)


(As for spillchuckers not knowing 'Rochdale', this is simply because nobody at Microsoft has ever been to Rochdale.)

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1095 on: 29 December, 2021, 12:55:42 pm »
Agree with your sentiments, stranger!  Yes, I'm sure I could sort it out but it gives me something to talk about!  What really is irritating is the way the council's algorithms prevent me looking at things it deems to contain pornography or terrorism-related material, possibly because there is a p in pancreas and pornography and a b in bike and bomb!  I'd expect it to get uppity if I typed in Rogerzilla but I've not tried it!  Am on non-stroppy muchine, just now!

Peter

At my last job, the filth filtering software refused to allow me to email photos of boilers that I'd taken on my phone, to the office email.  The IT section got quite arsey with me when I put in a formal request for them to sort it, but when I took to regularly taking pics of every boiler I saw, whether I needed to or not, then asking them to release each one, they eventually changed their tune.  Initially they were extremely reluctant to even release them, I had to get my manager to point out to them that it was part of my job, just as it was apparently part of theirs to do their utmost to obstruct the business of the local authority.  Pictures of cats were apparently OK, though!
Wombat

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1096 on: 29 December, 2021, 08:58:41 pm »
From an advert for some bike shop or other that just popped up while perusing another forum:
Quote
We stock breakes, pads chains,
sustepnsion, cassettes, grips, cranks
etc
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1097 on: 31 December, 2021, 11:30:08 am »
Just spotted at my local post office



"freeee caaaaaash"  :D

Saw that the other day and meant to take a picture for this thread or the grammar one, but then realised on my way back to London that I'd got no further than good intentions. Ah well, it doesn't really need to be immortalised more than once.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1098 on: 08 January, 2022, 04:19:04 pm »
Agree with your sentiments, stranger!  Yes, I'm sure I could sort it out but it gives me something to talk about!  What really is irritating is the way the council's algorithms prevent me looking at things it deems to contain pornography or terrorism-related material, possibly because there is a p in pancreas and pornography and a b in bike and bomb!  I'd expect it to get uppity if I typed in Rogerzilla but I've not tried it!  Am on non-stroppy muchine, just now!

Peter

I may have mentioned before what happened when I mentioned my on-one Pompino on the work internal cycling chat (in a global company). Oops!
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1099 on: 16 January, 2022, 03:39:12 pm »


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