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Title: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Biggsy on 22 September, 2010, 08:48:01 pm
Campagnola

I'm rarely offended by misspellings as I'm not too hot myself at spelling, and there's no such thing as "correct" spelling, really, as it's an evolutionary thing, but this one makes me :sick:  Don't people look at their components, or are they misreading the fancy writing?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: eck on 22 September, 2010, 08:55:02 pm
An audaxing chum of mine used to have a casquette (sp?), with that very word printed on the peak.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 22 September, 2010, 08:56:21 pm
loose instead of lose
"definate" - no one ever spells "finite" "finate", so why "definate"?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: border-rider on 22 September, 2010, 08:57:09 pm
Dave Johnson was sorting one of the fabulous AUK PBP misprint shirts on Saturday's 200.  The one that says across the back:

Paris-Breast-Paris


:)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 22 September, 2010, 08:57:56 pm
Dave Johnson was sorting one of the fabulous AUK PBP misprint shirts on Saturday's 200.  The one that says across the back:

Paris-Breast-Paris


:)

Just wear it frack-to-bunt.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Greenbank on 22 September, 2010, 08:59:17 pm
The 2009 LEL jersey has a grave error on it.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 22 September, 2010, 09:14:19 pm
The 2009 LEL jersey has a grave error on it.

Talking of errors, one that's often committed on this forum:

'err' used to indicate hesitant pause (rather than 'er').

Actually it doesn't make me cringe, but just raises a little smile as it's one of those misspellings that frequently works in the opposite way it was intended (to err  - to be mistaken):

"I err ... think you'll find that I'm right"

In the same way, people who claim to be 'pissed' at something rather than 'pissed off' don't do themselves any favours.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 22 September, 2010, 09:21:29 pm

In the same way, people who claim to be 'pissed' at something rather than 'pissed off' don't do themselves any favours.

North Americanism.  We don't use 'pissed' to mean drunk; it's a of shortening 'pissed off'.
 
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Greenbank on 22 September, 2010, 09:22:54 pm
In the same way, people who claim to be 'pissed' at something rather than 'pissed off' don't do themselves any favours.

I'm immune to that one having lived in the US where it's very common (along with the inability to say the work 'bollocks' or 'Aussie').

(Let's not turn this into an anti-Americanism thread though...)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: plum on 22 September, 2010, 09:28:43 pm
I've always thought the grammar thread showed little enough class or manners, but I stayed away away from that argument, but here you all go again. Heaven forbid that there should be people out there oh so slightly less literate than than the middle class morass that fills yacf. What's the matter with you all, why not live and let live?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 22 September, 2010, 09:33:13 pm
North Americanism.  We don't use 'pissed' to mean drunk; it's a of shortening 'pissed off'.

I realise that, and I'm not being anti-American. I just find it very slightly amusing that when that expression is borrowed by speakers in the UK for whom 'pissed' also means incapably drunk, it inadvertently dilutes the speaker's intended meaning.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: SandyV on 22 September, 2010, 09:36:50 pm
So many to chose from. Accomodation.
Dependant for dependent.
And as for the do's and don't's of apostrophe's ...for some reason CD's particularly annoys.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Biggsy on 22 September, 2010, 09:52:55 pm
I've always thought the grammar thread showed little enough class or manners, but I stayed away away from that argument, but here you all go again. Heaven forbid that there should be people out there oh so slightly less literate than than the middle class morass that fills yacf. What's the matter with you all, why not live and let live?

I do basically agree with you (as I hinted in my original post), but us humans do get irritated (sp?!) by irrational (sp?!) things and it helps to get them off your chest - so here's a thread to do it in.  It's not to be taken too seriously.  It's different from correcting people's spelling in ordinary threads - which I don't like, unless it's of practical help.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: David Martin on 22 September, 2010, 09:55:59 pm
affect and effect. They are quite distinct so dont muddle tehm up. The effect is to affect my brain though I might be affecting to the effect they cause.

..d
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 22 September, 2010, 10:01:34 pm
affect and effect. They are quite distinct so dont muddle tehm up. The effect is to affect my brain though I might be affecting to the effect they cause.

..d

No spelling thread is error-free  ;) ;D

Saw a school's website yesterday (in Comic Sans, of course) with two spelling errors on its 'History' page. Literacy FAIL!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 22 September, 2010, 10:05:53 pm
I've seen an English-Polish dictionary with a mistake in the entry for 'mistake'.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: peliroja on 22 September, 2010, 10:27:17 pm
Reccomend for recommend.
Peleton for peloton.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: peliroja on 22 September, 2010, 10:33:48 pm
Its and it's.
Independant for independent.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: SandyV on 22 September, 2010, 10:46:05 pm
I've always thought the grammar thread showed little enough class or manners, but I stayed away away from that argument, but here you all go again. Heaven forbid that there should be people out there oh so slightly less literate than than the middle class morass that fills yacf. What's the matter with you all, why not live and let live?


I admit to spelling and grammar being a thing with me.  I love words and reading and notice spelling mistakes without even trying to.  I have been known to 'red pen' documents even when I'm not going to do anything about it - I suspect it's  because the errors distract me from the content of what I'm reading.  Please consider threads like this one and the grammar thread as a sort of spa or refuge for people like me.  I really can't help it and try not to impose it on people who aren't similarly inclined. 
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: tonycollinet on 22 September, 2010, 11:30:51 pm
sight

as in - web sight

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: mattc on 22 September, 2010, 11:35:43 pm
I've always thought the grammar thread showed little enough class or manners, but I stayed away away from that argument, but here you all go again. Heaven forbid that there should be people out there oh so slightly less literate than than the middle class morass that fills yacf. What's the matter with you all, why not live and let live?

I do basically agree with you (as I hinted in my original post), but us humans do get irritated (sp?!) by irrational (sp?!) things and it helps to get them off your chest - so here's a thread to do it in.  It's not to be taken too seriously.  It's different from correcting people's spelling in ordinary threads - which I don't like, unless it's of practical help.
Perfictly put, Biggy.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 22 September, 2010, 11:39:27 pm
I've always thought the grammar thread showed little enough class or manners, but I stayed away away from that argument, but here you all go again. Heaven forbid that there should be people out there oh so slightly less literate than than the middle class morass that fills yacf. What's the matter with you all, why not live and let live?

I do basically agree with you (as I hinted in my original post), but us humans do get irritated (sp?!) by irrational (sp?!) things and it helps to get them off your chest - so here's a thread to do it in.  It's not to be taken too seriously.  It's different from correcting people's spelling in ordinary threads - which I don't like, unless it's of practical help.
Perfictly put, Biggy.  :thumbsup:

And there was I hoping the main culprits would sit and study this thread as improving bedtime reading.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: RichMoss on 22 September, 2010, 11:47:24 pm
I'm inconsistent and fallible. Like others I admit to being somewhat pedantic about spelling and grammar. Yet no matter how much I proof read my letters/emails etc. it makes me cringe when I see what I've written. So I try (weakly) to assume the errors of others are typos or slips of the keyboard.

On this site I get irritated by
- peddles instead of pedals, and

- breaks instead of brakes.

There, I've said it now; that feels better already.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 22 September, 2010, 11:51:17 pm
Things make us cringe because the correct spelling/grammar was drummed into us at a very early age. Misspellings look as wrong as malaligned buttons/buttonholes. (Some of us also cringe when we see back-to-front photos.) These ingrained reactions can't be shed by a group of mainly middle-aged posters.
We give vent to our particular pet hates in these threads but largely leave errors uncorrected elsewhere, even though we are cringing.
Please allow us somewhere to vent!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Regulator on 23 September, 2010, 07:21:34 am
The 2009 LEL jersey has a grave error on it.

Talking of errors, one that's often committed on this forum:

'err' used to indicate hesitant pause (rather than 'er').

Actually it doesn't make me cringe, but just raises a little smile as it's one of those misspellings that frequently works in the opposite way it was intended (to err  - to be mistaken):

"I err ... think you'll find that I'm right"

In the same way, people who claim to be 'pissed' at something rather than 'pissed off' don't do themselves any favours.


I think the extra/additional 'r's indicate the vocal  'length' of the word.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Greenbank on 23 September, 2010, 12:20:38 pm
The senior people at work who are "Principle Engineers" or "Principle Consultants".

*snigger*
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: CAMRAMan on 23 September, 2010, 12:25:55 pm
I defiantly do not like that one...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 23 September, 2010, 12:26:51 pm
Not sure I ever met a Consultant with principles ;)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 23 September, 2010, 12:27:32 pm
The senior people at work who are "Principle Engineers" or "Principle Consultants".

*snigger*

Maybe you should contact one of the Principle Consultants and tell them that you have a rule to guide your approach problems but you are not sure if it is a tenet, axiom or principle. Could they help? If that proves too difficult, you could ask one of the Principle Engineers to construct your rule in such a way that it is guaranteed to be a principle.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Greenbank on 23 September, 2010, 12:39:27 pm
I did say something along the lines of "Is that like Social Engineering?". The whooshing noise was deafening.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 23 September, 2010, 12:52:54 pm
I'm inconsistent and fallible. Like others I admit to being somewhat pedantic about spelling and grammar. Yet no matter how much I proof read my letters/emails etc. it makes me cringe when I see what I've written. So I try (weakly) to assume the errors of others are typos or slips of the keyboard.

On this site I get irritated by
- peddles instead of pedals, and

- breaks instead of brakes.

There, I've said it now; that feels better already.
Ah yes. Indeedy. Now I don't have to mention them.

Spelling can also be a source of hilarity. Isn't that right No2Daughter? Flower, eggs, oboegeen, bluebries, sewing stake. This is why she is the list maker, it's much more entertaining than the real thing. I almost get disappointed when she gets them right after only one correction.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 23 September, 2010, 09:26:51 pm
When I was a kid one of my best friends was called Laury. The first time I ever wrote his name (on a birthday card) I spelled it Lorry. That made him laugh.  :D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Steve Kish on 23 September, 2010, 10:00:18 pm
I once heard a story about the obituary of a WW1 war hero printed by a local paper.  Wounded in many campaigns, due to a typo, he was described as 'battle-scared'.

After his furious widow threatened court action. the paper printed a grovelling apology taking full responsibility for the typo and concluding that '...of course, this should have read 'bottle-scarred' ...'   :D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 23 September, 2010, 10:05:53 pm
I noticed that a review in C+ recently of a new saddle talked about how it relieved pressure in the perennial area.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 23 September, 2010, 10:09:58 pm
Which reminds me of the old one about paying 'per anum'.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 23 September, 2010, 10:22:15 pm


On this site I get irritated by
- peddles instead of pedals, and

- breaks instead of brakes.

Me too. And curb instead of kerb.

And non-cycling-related, phase and faze are not the same.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 23 September, 2010, 11:14:42 pm
But where would we all be without Fatfingers?
   FatFingers - eBay typos, misspelling & spelling mistakes
 (http://www.fatfingers.com) ? ? ? There is almost no article you can think of that someone has not screwed up the spelling in their online listing.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: rogerzilla on 24 September, 2010, 06:33:40 am
Not a spelling mistake as such, but a Trading Standards woman on "Watchdog"* used "disinterested" last night when she meant "uninterested".  That confusion is so common; more people get it wrong than get it right.


*I know, I'm sorry...but Nicky Campbell seems to have left, which makes it more tolerable.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: archy on 24 September, 2010, 08:52:52 am
I've always thought the grammar thread showed little enough class or manners, but I stayed away away from that argument, but here you all go again. Heaven forbid that there should be people out there oh so slightly less literate than than the middle class morass that fills yacf. What's the matter with you all, why not live and let live?


Are the middle classes so very literate?  Do they form a forum morass?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 24 September, 2010, 08:53:31 am
Not a spelling mistake as such, but a Trading Standards woman on "Watchdog" used "disinterested" last night when she meant "uninterested".  That confusion is so common; more people get it wrong than get it right.

Has anyone here ever used the term 'stakeholder'? While many cringe at its jargonistic usage, what seems more problematic is its meaning is almost exactly the opposite of its intended use. A stakeholder is, by definition, a disinterested party - someone who holds the stake in a bet and has no interest in a particular outcome.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: rower40 on 24 September, 2010, 09:00:19 am
Pet hate: the omission of the last two letters from "drawer".

E.g. "Top draw of the filing cabinet"
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 24 September, 2010, 09:06:44 am
Slightly off topic because kids' mis-spellings aren't cringeworthy: they are often delightful.

I once had a very exciting story to mark, written by an 8-year-old, which was set in Africa. All kinds of creatures appeared, but my favourite was the austridge.

On another occasion, a colleague and I were responsible for teaching maths to some very challenged 11/12 year olds. We set some homework one day and the following week one lad appeared with a picture of the world's tallest land mammal that he's drawn and a letter from his mum along the lines that she couldn't see what this had to do with mathematics.

We had told them all to draw a graph.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 September, 2010, 09:09:55 am
Not a spelling mistake as such, but a Trading Standards woman on "Watchdog" used "disinterested" last night when she meant "uninterested".  That confusion is so common; more people get it wrong than get it right.

Has anyone here ever used the term 'stakeholder'? While many cringe at its jargonistic usage, what seems more problematic is its meaning is almost exactly the opposite of its intended use. A stakeholder is, by definition, a disinterested party - someone who holds the stake in a bet and has no interest in a particular outcome.
I don't think I've ever heard stakeholder used in that way. Does it have any application outside gambling? Perhaps it could be used to refer to a person or body that holds cautionary deposits - but I don't think it ever is.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Martin109 on 24 September, 2010, 09:15:26 am
I noticed that a review in C+ recently of a new saddle talked about how it relieved pressure in the perennial area.

While we're on that particular area, what about blokes who have problems with their [sic] prostrate?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: mattc on 24 September, 2010, 09:22:15 am
While we're on that particular area, what about blokes who have problems with their [sic] prostrate?
I think you meant to type:
blokes who have problems when their* prostrate.

Hope this helps.


[*short for they are, innit?]
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 24 September, 2010, 09:23:41 am
I don't think I've ever heard stakeholder used in that way. Does it have any application outside gambling? Perhaps it could be used to refer to a person or body that holds cautionary deposits - but I don't think it ever is.

(Some) lawyers use it routinely. If it wasn't for its widespread misuse I think it could have been a helpful word in everyday language.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: SteveC on 24 September, 2010, 10:14:18 am
We use stakeholder at work quite a lot for people who have an interest in or will be affected by something but who are not directly part of the contract. In our case this often means the people who will end up using our systems but who don't specify or pay for them.

S
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: archy on 24 September, 2010, 10:20:00 am
Not a spelling mistake as such, but a Trading Standards woman on "Watchdog" used "disinterested" last night when she meant "uninterested".  That confusion is so common; more people get it wrong than get it right.

Has anyone here ever used the term 'stakeholder'? While many cringe at its jargonistic usage, what seems more problematic is its meaning is almost exactly the opposite of its intended use. A stakeholder is, by definition, a disinterested party - someone who holds the stake in a bet and has no interest in a particular outcome.

When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less."

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: CAMRAMan on 24 September, 2010, 11:04:36 am
Have we had "lightening" for "lightning" yet?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 24 September, 2010, 12:04:11 pm
Have we had "lightening" for "lightning" yet?
God yes, that one's appalling.
 :-[

Thunderbolts and Lightening very very frightening (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=35963.0)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 24 September, 2010, 04:27:15 pm
Woman (sing)
Women (pl)

Even the Beeb got it wrong today.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 September, 2010, 04:44:45 pm
Coz helly are a wimmin.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 24 September, 2010, 05:01:07 pm
Coz helly are a wimmin.

yebbut people get 'man' and 'men' right cos they spell as they sound.
Put 'wo' in front and woe!

A wooman.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 September, 2010, 05:16:14 pm
A wooman.
Woo, your a man! I dizent realise!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: rogerzilla on 24 September, 2010, 06:21:39 pm
I've always thought the grammar thread showed little enough class or manners, but I stayed away away from that argument, but here you all go again. Heaven forbid that there should be people out there oh so slightly less literate than than the middle class morass that fills yacf. What's the matter with you all, why not live and let live?


It's educational.  Stick around, you might learn something from these threads.  I frequently do.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: peliroja on 24 September, 2010, 06:23:51 pm
Eligable.

*cringe*
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 24 September, 2010, 06:41:33 pm
Coz helly are a wimmin.
I are a woperkin.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 September, 2010, 10:00:21 pm
Coz helly are a wimmin.
I are a woperkin.
That's a type of diesel engine?  :)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 September, 2010, 10:14:25 pm
I have to admit that's somewhat confusing, road-runner, as the word itself appears to be contra-duck-tory. At the beginning we have 'woper', implying great size, but the ending 'kin' seems to be a dim-initiative. We have to ask, is this large or small? Is it at the larger end of small, or, as I believe, at the smaller end of large?  :)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Steve Kish on 24 September, 2010, 10:22:54 pm
Quote
Pet hate: the omission of the last two letters from "drawer".

E.g. "Top draw of the filing cabinet"

IIRC, this was one of the crutial (there ya go! ;)) aspects of the 1956 Hitchcock film 'The Wrong Man', where Henry Fonda is asked to write down what the detective says:-

Quote
'Take the money out of the draw(er)'
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 24 September, 2010, 11:00:10 pm
I have to admit that's somewhat confusing, road-runner, as the word itself appears to be contra-duck-tory. At the beginning we have 'woper', implying great size, but the ending 'kin' seems to be a dim-initiative. We have to ask, is this large or small? Is it at the larger end of small, or, as I believe, at the smaller end of large?  :)

No, no, no. Woman, you see, but the end of woman is man, and that is masculine, so you change that to person, and get woperson, but the end of person is son, which is also masculine, so you change that to the gender-neutral kin, so perkin and hence woperkin. Also Perkinchester, Perkinchester United, Perkinchester City, Perkinfredd Perkinn's Earth Band, and possibly Perkinotea.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: CAMRAMan on 25 September, 2010, 09:47:19 am
"Wo" is very close to "Woe", isn't it?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 25 September, 2010, 01:22:06 pm
Coz helly are a wimmin.
I are a woperkin.
No. You is just a perkin. Gender differentiation in language is an oppressive mechanism invented by perkins of the nasty type we no longer have a word for because to have one would be to submit to their oppression.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Giraffe on 25 September, 2010, 02:57:27 pm
A wooman.
Woo, your a man! I dizent realise!

Not! Not a wosman either.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 25 September, 2010, 02:59:13 pm
A wooman.
Woo, your a man! I dizent realise!

Not! Not a wosman either.

Some of my best friends...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 25 September, 2010, 03:21:55 pm


Not! Not a wosman either.
The Wosmans!

(http://www.authorkjreed.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/The-Osmonds1.jpg)

I like Crazy Horses best.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: David Martin on 25 September, 2010, 03:29:22 pm
Coz helly are a wimmin.
I are a woperkin.

Nah, Yer a wifey, quine.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 25 September, 2010, 03:39:14 pm
Did I tell you about the day I was cycling home past the scooter garage at the end of the canal, and someone nearly reversed his scooter into me? His pal shouted "watch out Jimmy, ye nearly hit the wifie." I was black affronted and yelled "I'm not a bloody wifie!" Took me days to get over the humiliation.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Giraffe on 25 September, 2010, 06:20:55 pm
A wooman.
Woo, your a man! I dizent realise!

Not! Not a wosman either.

Some of my best friends...
I know them (not too) well.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 03 October, 2010, 05:37:00 pm
The tea room we patronised yesterday had a notice saying that they were unable to except credit cards.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 04 October, 2010, 11:35:15 am
From what?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 21 May, 2011, 06:15:28 pm
BBC News website
Automatic breaking 'key to safer roads'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13485350 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13485350)

Oh dear!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 21 May, 2011, 06:32:46 pm
I assumed from that headline that it must be something that automatically shunts you off the motorway to a service station if you've been driving for too long.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 21 May, 2011, 07:02:30 pm
I had visions of cars in self-destruct mode...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: rogerzilla on 21 May, 2011, 07:05:45 pm
The pub I pass on my way to work has a "FANTASTIC CARVARY" on Sundays.  As this sign first appeared at Easter I thought it meant Calvary.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 25 May, 2011, 10:37:50 am
I can't stand it when people spell 'gramophone' as 'gramaphone' :demon:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Arch on 25 May, 2011, 05:45:07 pm
I saw a new variation on the greengrocer's apostrophe the other day, at the council tip. Attached to a charity book donation bin was a typed sign that said:

"Do not put video,s in here.

Or toy,s"

Just keep hitting the keys, you'll get it right one day....

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jules on 26 May, 2011, 12:04:55 am
You can buy donor kebabs around here.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Greenbank on 30 May, 2011, 09:58:36 pm
Not quite spelling but will someone tell Channel 5 that, for the trails for their new series "The Hotel Inspector", the word they are looking for is 'restaurateur' not 'restauranteur'.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: rower40 on 30 May, 2011, 10:13:00 pm
A guide to cycling in York told its readers to take care when passing horses on roads and bridle paths, and not to ...
Quote
... approach horses in a manor that may frighten them.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: jogler on 31 May, 2011, 06:49:07 am
that's a job for The Sweeny Guvn'r.They get about in evryone's manor ;D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Clare on 31 May, 2011, 10:32:38 am
I saw a new variation on the greengrocer's apostrophe the other day, at the council tip. Attached to a charity book donation bin was a typed sign that said:

"Do not put video,s in here.

Or toy,s"

Just keep hitting the keys, you'll get it right one day....




(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s129/vglewis/YACF/IMG_6498.jpg)


 :o

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Regulator on 31 May, 2011, 10:40:44 am
I can't stand it when people spell 'gramophone' as 'gramaphone' :demon:

Possibly because  'Gramophone' and 'Gramaphone' were both brand names for machines that repoduced sounds.

'Gramophone' coming from the Gramophone Company in the UK and 'Gramaphone' was a variation of the trade name used at times in the US.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Greenbank on 31 May, 2011, 10:50:34 am
Someone has been working away at the shops on Upper Richmond Road in Putney but there's a lot of work to be done.

This sign at the post office has been corrected:-

(http://www.greenbank.org/misc/757.JPG)

But the tailors still has the opposite of the possessive apostrophe error: http://www.greenbank.org/misc/224.JPG

The Mailbox Etc two doors up has a big sign for 'STATIONARY' so plenty more to fix...

Oh, and the menu in the Harry Ramsden 'restaurant' attached to the Travelodge the at the Exeter M5 services had pints of 'Larger'.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 01 June, 2011, 12:54:38 pm
Verity Stob on English V3.31 (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/01/verity_stob_english_upgrade/).  :)
 
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: mattc on 02 June, 2011, 12:46:46 pm
Verity Stob on English V3.31 (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/01/verity_stob_english_upgrade/).  :)
 
fantastic - there is something interesting on TheRegister!

(I liked her review of scand-crime-lit too )
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 14 September, 2011, 10:44:02 pm
http://www.uxbridgegazette.co.uk/west-london-news/local-uxbridge-news/2011/09/13/hillingdon-man-deficated-on-war-memorial-113046-29414493/ (http://www.uxbridgegazette.co.uk/west-london-news/local-uxbridge-news/2011/09/13/hillingdon-man-deficated-on-war-memorial-113046-29414493/)

If defaecate is too difficult, dump it!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 29 September, 2011, 08:29:27 pm
Taken the other day at the Pavilion, Victoria Park, London
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TsNhzhctbag/ToTGURwuIPI/AAAAAAAABMA/651viDGWTf0/s720/IMG_0056.JPG)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 29 September, 2011, 09:19:19 pm
Yup.  Everyone knows it's Piccadilly ;)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 29 September, 2011, 09:53:54 pm
It's Pickled Lily, shirley  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 03 October, 2011, 09:56:19 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0025.jpg)

Come on - it doesn't even sound like that! ::-)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Auntie Helen on 05 October, 2011, 05:30:10 pm
Sign in the church vestibule for the pre-school.

(http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx30/Auntie_Helen/General%20pictures/Image000005.jpg)

Essex's finest spelling!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 05 October, 2011, 05:33:12 pm
Finest layout too.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 05 October, 2011, 07:34:43 pm
Someone hasn't heard of the Page Setup menu ;D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: mattc on 05 October, 2011, 08:11:36 pm
I think a marker pen would be a better solution.

[ OT: someone should invent an acceptable abbreviation for
diaryear
diarheaoah
runny poo
]
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 05 October, 2011, 11:43:20 pm
Verity Stob on English V3.31 (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/01/verity_stob_english_upgrade/).  :)
 
fantastic - there is something interesting on TheRegister!

(I liked her review of scand-crime-lit too )
Dear Verity has always been the best bit.

"Wriggly, Red Underline Of Failure" - very good.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Feline on 06 October, 2011, 12:03:18 am
I think a marker pen would be a better solution.

[ OT: someone should invent an acceptable abbreviation for
diaryear
diarheaoah
runny poo
]

In 'the trade' we abbreviate diarrhoea d+
Vomiting is v+
Urine is u+
Faeces is f+
Haemorrhage is h+
There are many more, we are sad like that.

If they squit all over the place we tend to write d+++ on their hospital chart  ;D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jaded on 06 October, 2011, 12:21:38 am
I think a marker pen would be a better solution.

[ OT: someone should invent an acceptable abbreviation for
diaryear
diarheaoah
runny poo
]

In 'the trade' we abbreviate diarrhoea d+
Vomiting is v+
Urine is u+
Faeces is f+
Haemorrhage is h+
There are many more, we are sad like that.

If they squit all over the place we tend to write d+++ on their hospital chart  ;D

And when Simon visits it is s++++ ?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 17 October, 2011, 03:49:35 pm
Polari.

When did people start spelling it like that - and why, FFS?  In my copy of The Bona Book of Julian and Sandy, Took and Feldman spell it Palare.  The scripts for RTH had it as Palare.  There were articles in GT in the 80s about Palare.  And it's related to the showman's (gypsy) language of Parlyare, from the French Parler and the Italian Parlare.

What has it got to do with Scott, Amundsen and Peary?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Rhys W on 17 October, 2011, 03:52:12 pm
See also: the Morrissey track "Picadilly Palare".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 17 October, 2011, 03:52:32 pm
Good point.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 17 October, 2011, 03:54:46 pm
Rouge states, etc.

What has face powder to do with the promotion of terrorism?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 17 October, 2011, 11:48:06 pm
From Wikipedia:
Quote
Canada uses an Avery or imperial bushel (36.369 litres) when selling Oats, Wheat, and Grain. When dealing with the US oat markets though, special attention must be paid to the definition of bushel weight because US uses a Winchester bushel (35.239 liters)
Make your mind up! Put some moral fibre into your spelling before committing it to the fiber of the paper!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 18 October, 2011, 08:16:28 am
Makes perfect sense. Canadians spell in the style Francaise, USAnians spell it wrong. Ly.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 16 May, 2012, 11:56:31 am
(http://peter.chesspod.com/gallery/d/15551-2/Image0197.jpg)

11th April

(http://peter.chesspod.com/gallery/d/15554-2/Image0201.jpg)

12th April

(http://peter.chesspod.com/gallery/d/16083-1/IMAG0016.jpg)
16th May
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 16 May, 2012, 12:03:28 pm
Faster than the speed of sound?  That'll be a big crunch.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 16 May, 2012, 03:33:45 pm
11th April
(http://peter.chesspod.com/gallery/d/15554-2/Image0201.jpg)

I think there may well be 29 jobs in the next edition.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 16 May, 2012, 06:15:50 pm
I doubt it. The Echo oozes quality in the way that an ulcer does.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Arch on 16 May, 2012, 07:09:31 pm
This was up briefly, but the local cycle couriers nabbed one before it got removed:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7220/7210783070_b4199ed4ee.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59866846@N02/7210783070/)
Picture 0127 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59866846@N02/7210783070/) by Panticle (http://www.flickr.com/people/59866846@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 16 May, 2012, 08:45:45 pm
Wood you believe it?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 16 May, 2012, 09:07:20 pm
Criminal branch.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Auntie Helen on 11 July, 2012, 11:27:26 am
This is possibly a typo rather than a spelling mistake but is symptomatic of the copy that I get sent when doing marketing materials for books. I always have to read everything very carefully so this stuff doesn't get through.

Quote
Congo was her home for more than twenty-five years and the founding of IPASC (the Pan African Institute of Community Health) is her endearing achievement.
That'll be 'enduring' then!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 11 July, 2012, 11:29:48 am
This is possibly a typo rather than a spelling mistake but is symptomatic of the copy that I get sent when doing marketing materials for books. I always have to read everything very carefully so this stuff doesn't get through.

Quote
Congo was her home for more than twenty-five years and the founding of IPASC (the Pan African Institute of Community Health) is her endearing achievement.
That'll be 'enduring' then!

That could be the product of predictive text not being noticed.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 11 July, 2012, 11:39:06 am
Or a Cupertino.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 11 July, 2012, 11:41:28 am
I dunno.  I've certainly warmed to her since I heard that, so perhaps it is endearing.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Arch on 25 July, 2012, 05:36:03 pm
Today I saw a van belonging to a company who put up estate agent boards. On the back it said:

"KNG Sign Services. Estate agent and professsional signage"

I had to look twice, and get my colleague to confirm it. It was true.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 26 July, 2012, 08:33:31 am
This didn't make me cringe, but did make me laugh.
Re: concrete

Quote from: alternative supplier
   Rightly or wrongly I have heard a rumour of some pour service on the
   site at Wisbech
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: SandyV on 26 July, 2012, 08:37:40 am
I was delighted to find that the conference organisers had "corrected" my presentation by adding some apostrophes in random places (including the title).    >:( People who know me and my strong feelings on this subject were highly amused!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 07 August, 2012, 02:24:32 pm
From the Beeb:

Quote
Faith book festival invites athiest Dawkins


I wonder what he's most athy at  ???
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 27 August, 2012, 09:55:48 pm
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dZou6cUpPMI/UDua_NH276I/AAAAAAAABY4/sodvLtW-7jY/s640/P1030805.JPG)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 27 August, 2012, 10:58:22 pm
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/20120827_134020.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: SandyV on 29 August, 2012, 12:22:39 pm
I was entertained to receive this email today "could I please have a list of Health & Safety Committee members and the Health and Safety Reprehensive".

We have several.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 03 September, 2012, 10:03:01 pm
From BBC News website...

>> The woman, from Chesthunt, Hertfordshire, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.<<
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 03 September, 2012, 10:20:02 pm
I didn't cringe, I laughed. I'd want a main course first though.

Quote from: Summer 2012 Thorn Brochure
Currently there are several of the previous model Raven Tours undertaking the “American end to end”, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. There are also over a thousand Raven Tours delighting their owners, as they go about their day to day business, with the least possible fuss. The NEW RAVEN is wonderfully stable; city streets, tow paths, bridleways, mountain passes, desserts and continents can all be tackled in confidence.

From http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornModelOverviewHiRes.pdf
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 05 September, 2012, 04:31:37 pm
Seems accurate. Those who admire the Thorn Raven also tend to be those likely to tackle desserts.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 06 September, 2012, 02:30:26 pm
And the seat tube angel is a delight.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 06 September, 2012, 02:44:37 pm
Mmm, I think we have some of that in the cupboard.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 08 September, 2012, 07:57:14 pm
The Radio3 website, for tonight's Proms, has given the conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra as Jiri Belohlavek instead of Jiří Bělohlávek.  ::-)   At least they didn't refer to him as Jerry Whitehead.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 08 September, 2012, 09:16:28 pm
Other famous musical persons include Joe Green & Claud Greenhill.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Arch on 08 September, 2012, 09:20:16 pm
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dZou6cUpPMI/UDua_NH276I/AAAAAAAABY4/sodvLtW-7jY/s640/P1030805.JPG)

Not Bob Flowerdew's place perhaps?  That how he pronounces it!
Title: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 08 September, 2012, 09:30:22 pm
That was taken somewhere between Mildenhall and Cambridge, but definitely closer to Mildenhall.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 09 September, 2012, 09:15:36 pm
Other famous musical persons include Joe Green & Claud Greenhill.
Shouldn't that be Joe Victormanwelking of Italy?  :D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Auntie Helen on 17 September, 2012, 07:58:53 am
BBC News report about RanNulf Fiennes' latest polar exploration trek: "to help them avoid crevices up to 200ft deep)...  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19609293
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wombat on 17 September, 2012, 08:05:27 am
Well at least R4 this morning did actually say crevasses, properly.  But one might hope for that from R4...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 17 September, 2012, 01:22:55 pm
Other famous musical persons include Joe Green & Claud Greenhill.
Shouldn't that be Joe Victormanwelking of Italy?  :D
Dunno about that, but I used to share a house with a bloke called Victor Offeringtothegodswhichissubsequentlyeaten.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 03 October, 2012, 06:33:37 pm
Email from OS:
<<Save 20% on a 1-month subscritpion to OS getamap>>

Maybe a typo.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 04 October, 2012, 06:04:55 pm
A sub-critical Mexican peasant?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 04 October, 2012, 06:06:29 pm
Not so much cringe, as snigger:
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/20121004_161957.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 04 October, 2012, 07:49:19 pm
Stick it to the man!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 04 October, 2012, 08:38:11 pm
I have a picture in my mind of a crazy Roman Catholic Decoupage.
:smirks:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 04 October, 2012, 08:50:36 pm
OMG.  Jesus collage is a (well several) real thing

http://www.firegoatgallery.com/gallery/collage/Jesus.gif
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 04 October, 2012, 10:05:23 pm
Stick it to the man!
Made me  ;D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Auntie Helen on 15 October, 2012, 05:47:54 pm
Seen today:

(http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx30/Auntie_Helen/72724BD2-2A2B-46A8-BAD0-35262E997F95-3422-0000042B5DA2E53D.jpg)

Same mistake on all three bits of signwriting. nice one!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 15 October, 2012, 05:58:13 pm
Same mistake on all three bits of signwriting. nice one!

Consistency FTW!  :thumbsup:

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 15 October, 2012, 08:50:33 pm
That's now a deliberate mis-spelling. It was a mistake on the original in 1995 but the local people decided to keep it going.

This is the third "Munty Bus".

http://www.wivenhoe.gov.uk/WTC/MuntyBus/munty_bus.htm refers.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 25 October, 2012, 02:32:10 pm
There are some absolute crackers here.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/gallery/2012/oct/25/worst-typos-pictures#/?picture=398262579&index=0
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Auntie Helen on 22 November, 2012, 09:16:25 pm
Spotted on this Moroccan Tagine kit:

(http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx30/Auntie_Helen/5F927C15-86BE-44C0-B8C6-119B1A353185-500-000000590BEEC433.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Arch on 22 November, 2012, 09:33:54 pm
That's now a deliberate mis-spelling. It was a mistake on the original in 1995 but the local people decided to keep it going.

This is the third "Munty Bus".

http://www.wivenhoe.gov.uk/WTC/MuntyBus/munty_bus.htm refers.

I like it. I think we need more communty spirit in this country.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 23 November, 2012, 11:27:49 am
Referral received today, taken by one of our referral call centre workers, advises me that the person is having breathing difficulties following a recent bout of phenomena.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 30 November, 2012, 02:15:21 pm
No photo, but yesterday the Anchor pub in Danbury were advising their would-be revellers to "book early to avoid disappointement". Money had changed hands on the production of that large vinyl notice.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 30 November, 2012, 02:33:24 pm
That's ye olde pubbe 'n' Christmasse spellinge, innite?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: spesh on 30 November, 2012, 04:13:19 pm
http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=65838.0 :facepalm: :demon:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: pcolbeck on 30 November, 2012, 04:21:12 pm
That's ye olde pubbe 'n' Christmasse spellinge, innite?

I thought it was the Stacey Solomon spelling.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: SandyV on 01 December, 2012, 04:49:35 am
I had an email from client saying he was waiting with 'baited breath'. 
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 01 December, 2012, 03:57:21 pm
Facebook friend has just posted pictures of family fun, ice skating at the National History Museum in South Kensington...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 10 January, 2013, 04:47:54 pm
Latest sales blurb from milkandmore:

<<Cereal bars are a great way to conquer your hunger as well as a crunchy compliment to a creamy, fruity yoghurt.  Next time you’re a bit peckish in the morning, try dunking your cereal bar into a dip of yoghurt & fresh fruit. Healthy, tasty, perfect.>>

(Actually, I think that breakfast would have too high a sugar content.)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 18 January, 2013, 12:40:34 pm
yes, but the yoghurt would probably have a warm fuzzy feeling inside.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Auntie Helen on 24 February, 2013, 02:54:42 pm
I really must stop overindugging!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/559827_10151262621791786_1763562266_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 26 March, 2013, 12:02:29 pm
The local paper seems to think there's a place called 'Sadbury'...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 26 March, 2013, 01:22:11 pm
The local paper seems to think there's a place called 'Sadbury'...

That's where you catch the 6am train from after packing on the Dun Run. (DAHIKT)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 26 March, 2013, 01:33:51 pm
Sudbury Suffolk is not Sudbury Middx...
AuntyC may have views about both!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 26 March, 2013, 01:42:50 pm
Sudbury Middx...

I'd completely forgotten about that one.  I'm a Met Line girl, and it all gets a bit "Here Be Dragons" south of NPH.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 26 March, 2013, 01:52:56 pm
Sudbury Middx...

I'd completely forgotten about that one.  I'm a Met Line girl, and it all gets a bit "Here Be Dragons" south of NPH.

The blue line goes past Sudbury Town and the 204 goes from there to Edgware, passing both ends of my street without deigning to use it...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 26 March, 2013, 05:46:17 pm
Sudbury's in Derbyshire!  It's the home of the Museum of Childhood.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 March, 2013, 07:00:36 pm
Is that the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, Edinburgh or 'West Wales'?  :D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 28 March, 2013, 02:06:23 pm
I've been shopping in that branch of Sainsbury's for at least twenty years, but only noticed yesterday that they sell "Air Freshners"
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 29 March, 2013, 12:56:35 am
I've been shopping in that branch of Sainsbury's for at least twenty years, but only noticed yesterday that they sell "Air Freshners"

Air freshners is reproduced on their website too, as are many other spelling errors.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Giraffe on 29 March, 2013, 10:15:39 am
The local paper seems to think there's a place called 'Sadbury'...
It's where Heartbreak Hotel is located.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 29 March, 2013, 01:19:28 pm
The local paper seems to think there's a place called 'Sadbury'...
It's where Heartbreak Hotel is located.

Good thinking!

Local paper also reports house fire caused by 'hair straightners'
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 11 May, 2013, 12:39:44 pm
BBC can't spell 'ukulele'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-22485749 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-22485749)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Rhys W on 11 May, 2013, 03:30:51 pm
That alternative "British" spelling has been common since the early 20th century, no idea why.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Clare on 13 May, 2013, 10:38:45 am
Should the word 'role' have a hat on the 'o' or am I being old fashioned (or just plain wrong)?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 13 May, 2013, 05:07:49 pm
Should the word 'role' have a hat on the 'o' or am I being old fashioned (or just plain wrong)?
I'd leave it off. It doesn't add anything, except perhaps in very special contexts, and complicates typing. I'm all for keeping it straightforward.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 28 May, 2013, 11:39:20 pm
Quote
I have been thinking about the war a lot with the 70 th anerversiry of the dam buster and all the sacrifices that generation make - I just wanted to say thankyou! and send you all Pease and love to you all x we all owe you so much and there is so much we can learn from you all!

Please, I don't want your pease (http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=275206492). Really, I don't.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 29 May, 2013, 03:30:54 pm
Quote
I have been thinking about the war a lot with the 70 th anerversiry of the dam buster and all the sacrifices that generation make - I just wanted to say thankyou! and send you all Pease and love to you all x we all owe you so much and there is so much we can learn from you all!

Please, I don't want your pease (http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=275206492). Really, I don't.

In the pot, nine days old? Could be used as a base for dhal maybe...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 07 June, 2013, 03:50:31 pm
Has this made an entry before now?

(http://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1335127295255_2031020.png)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: eck on 07 June, 2013, 04:03:00 pm
Those of you familiar with the Hungry Highlander caff on the corner at Braemar will know that it changed hands about a year ago. From being a fairly conventional chippie, it now claims to sell Fusion Cuisine. All well and good.

The bill of fare painted on the window includes:

Pizzas    :thumbsup:    Yay, no apostrophe. And, wait for it...

Curry's   :facepalm:
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Post by: madcow on 20 June, 2013, 02:24:20 pm
Article header in our local paper (Ripon Gazette)- "Ron receives Arctic Star for Royal Navel cruiser service." :facepalm:
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Post by: Biggsy on 20 June, 2013, 06:32:37 pm
...known as Ron the Fluffer.
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Post by: fboab on 30 August, 2013, 12:40:18 pm
(http://www.eadt.co.uk/polopoly_fs/013_southend_pier_proposal_2_1_2356188!image/1310888305.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_490/1310888305.jpg)
Saarfend, innit (http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/colchester_pier_pizza_proposal_proves_successful_1_2356189)
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Post by: Ham on 30 August, 2013, 12:45:58 pm
That belongs here even if there were no spelling mistakes.
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Post by: Biggsy on 30 August, 2013, 01:19:02 pm
The only thing that makes me cringe about that is that they look like brother and sister.
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Post by: hellymedic on 30 August, 2013, 01:26:12 pm
The only thing that makes me cringe about that is that they look like brother and sister.

Think that's bad? My nephew has just married a woman who resembles his double in female form. None of his four siblings looks anything like so similar!
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Post by: Wowbagger on 28 September, 2013, 08:36:02 pm
http://www.sporcle.com/games/Purple_Parrot/send-me-a-sign

If you want an amusing few minutes, try this quiz. Not hard, but there are some signs with more than one mis-speled word so you have to guess which one they want!
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 28 September, 2013, 11:30:21 pm
Some of those were very funny. Dr Martian Luther King!
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Post by: Wowbagger on 16 December, 2013, 05:23:44 pm
I have just lifted the following, unedited, from my pilates teacher's website.

Quote
Please note a class will NOT be running at St Aidans on Friday morning 15th November due to Christmas Bizarre preperations
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Post by: Kim on 22 December, 2013, 01:17:05 am
My fingers just added an errant apostrophe to the word "ill".  Shoot me now, it'll be a mercy killing.
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Post by: clarion on 22 December, 2013, 11:02:45 am
*ki'lling.
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Post by: Canardly on 22 December, 2013, 01:59:41 pm
Incorrect use of irregular verb to lose.
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Post by: T42 on 22 December, 2013, 03:32:33 pm
Folk who "wrack" their brains should be strangled with seaweed.
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Post by: Gasman on 23 December, 2013, 10:25:05 pm
I saw a sign once pointing the way to the exam for the Royal Collage of Surgeons.
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Post by: clarion on 23 December, 2013, 10:29:00 pm
Sticky situation.
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Post by: peliroja on 23 December, 2013, 10:35:12 pm
Pyrennees.
Sneek peak.
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Post by: red marley on 01 January, 2014, 02:57:42 pm
I'm rubbish at spelling so I tend to feel a bit hypocritical when pointing out others' mistakes. But... I spotted this grave mistake in Beccles today.

There are some professions where accuracy in spelling, especially when using proper names, is really quite important. If you are advertising your professional knowledge of appropriate fonts, best to spell them correctly.  For added bonus points, avoiding superfluous upper-case lettering is helpful, especially when spelling out 'lower case'

(http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~jwo/acf/graveError.jpg)
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Post by: hellymedic on 01 January, 2014, 03:03:54 pm
It will all come out in the wash, with BOLD!
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Post by: Ian H on 01 January, 2014, 04:01:21 pm
... I spotted this grave mistake in Beccles today...

Any fount that Microsoft provides free?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ian on 01 January, 2014, 04:44:56 pm
Meandering through a cemetery a couple of weeks back I was surprised by the number of mistakes there were on gravestones. Perhaps you get a discount or maybe the deerly departed was a tiresome pedant and the relatives are getting their own back? People in this thread should be forewarned...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 31 January, 2014, 09:43:57 am
If, say, you work as a surveyor for a construction company, wouldn't you know that there's no chickens in the drains?
Quote from: Should know better
So that matters are not delayed, can you please issue any updated drawings and provide me with a plan and section of the proposed Fowl Water Sewer drawing
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: orienteer on 31 January, 2014, 12:01:31 pm
Increasingly seeing breaking when it should be braking. If this continues it'll probably make the OED before long.
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Post by: Pickled Onion on 31 January, 2014, 12:24:21 pm
Increasingly seeing breaking when it should be braking. If this continues it'll probably make the OED before long.

Outside of proof-read publications, led appears to be written lead far more than 50% of the time. Presumably that makes it a standard alternative spelling now?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Salvatore on 31 January, 2014, 12:35:33 pm
Increasingly seeing breaking when it should be braking. If this continues it'll probably make the OED before long.

Do you live in the 1800s?

Quote from: OED
1838   Public Wks. Great Brit. 52   That every carriage should be provided with a break.
1839   S. C. Brees Railw. Pract. Gloss. 287   Break or Convoy to Railway Carriages. a hand lever worked by the breaksman.
1862   Macm. Mag Oct. 455   This loom is fitted with Sellers' ‘break’ for stopping the loom.
1870   T. H. Huxley Lay Serm. (1874) xi. 246   To act as a sort of break.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 31 January, 2014, 01:13:24 pm
Increasingly seeing breaking when it should be braking. If this continues it'll probably make the OED before long.

Wasn't that 'normal' spelling in the 19th Century?

Ooops! Crosspost with the learned (and referenced) Salvatore!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 31 January, 2014, 02:45:01 pm
Perhaps that's why a speedbump is called a "speed breaker" in India. I always thought of it as breaking your speed (in the case of one of my friends, it broke her scooter and her toes cos she was singing Cliff Richard songs to herself inside her helmet!!! :hand:) but perhaps it's a relict spelling of "speed braker".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 31 January, 2014, 02:48:12 pm
Oh.  And now I am thinking of the latest Motorhead single, with 'Speed' instead of 'Heart' in the lyrics.  It's rapidly heading for earworm status, of the sort frequently prompted by seeing something common on the road (see also 'Something Better Change' approaching red traffic lights. :(
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: orienteer on 31 January, 2014, 04:50:47 pm
I live in the 21st century, well after the word brake evolved to unambiguously refer to a device for slowing machinery, and in verb form, to use such a device.

Has anyone heard of disc breaks, or V-breaks?

And if it is permissible to use break for the verb, what is the past tense; broke or breaked?  :demon:  ;D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 31 January, 2014, 05:46:49 pm
break, broken, buggered
 :D
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Post by: Canardly on 31 January, 2014, 05:58:10 pm
I found myself using your...... in an email recently instead of you're, strewth...........
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Post by: hellymedic on 31 January, 2014, 10:13:02 pm
Some of the captions in the photo gallery here: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/uk-weather-ken-clarke-hits-out-at-lynch-mob-critics-after-severe-floods-9098116.html (http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/uk-weather-ken-clarke-hits-out-at-lynch-mob-critics-after-severe-floods-9098116.html)

' A women' and 'hide tide' GGGGGRRRRR!

Maybe those are more bad usage than bad spelling; either way, they grate...
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 31 January, 2014, 11:59:42 pm
No 11 is the funniest.  :D
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Post by: clarion on 01 February, 2014, 10:21:30 am
They only call it the Standard.  They don't specify whether it's high or low (but I think we know)
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Post by: Wowbagger on 06 February, 2014, 12:13:23 pm
I was asked yesterday to submit a profile of myself as a chess teacher for the Chess in Schools charity to put on their website. I had a look at a few others to get an idea of what was wanted and found this:-

Quote
Currently [teacher x] has a big influence on the Bristol and West Chess Scene and is a much sort after chess teacher.

I'm afraid I had to gnaw my own arm off after that one.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 06 February, 2014, 12:19:59 pm
I was asked yesterday to submit a profile of myself as a chess teacher for the Chess in Schools charity to put on their website. I had a look at a few others to get an idea of what was wanted and found this:-

Quote
Currently [teacher x] has a big influence on the Bristol and West Chess Scene and is a much sort after chess teacher.

I'm afraid I had to gnaw my own arm off after that one.
I know him (very vaguely)! Or should I say I no him?
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Post by: clarion on 06 February, 2014, 12:26:38 pm
Very vaugely?
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Post by: Guy on 06 February, 2014, 03:18:46 pm
The back page of last weeks Biggleswade Chronicle has an advert for the garden centre at Willington, on Bedford Raod, no less :facepalm:

And... they sell PARAFIN! :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
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Post by: hellymedic on 06 February, 2014, 03:21:35 pm
BBC News website showed an 'ariel' view of the floods yesterday.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 06 February, 2014, 04:59:38 pm
Well, the weather has been tempestuous.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 06 February, 2014, 06:22:49 pm
BBC News website showed an 'ariel' view of the floods yesterday.

Understandable from the BBC, perhaps. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/historyofthebbc/img/collection_prospero_001.jpg)
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Post by: clarion on 06 February, 2014, 07:12:28 pm
BBC News website showed an 'ariel' view of the floods yesterday.

Aye.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ariel/
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Post by: Marco Stefano on 06 February, 2014, 07:23:59 pm
In an email this week, 'ware and tare', in a context that had nothing to do with crockery or balances.
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Post by: pcolbeck on 07 February, 2014, 09:28:25 am
I wonder how many of the ones these days where it's wrong but still a correctly spelled word are auto correct errors compounded by poor or zero proof reading rather than the author just getting it wrong.
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Post by: hellymedic on 07 February, 2014, 10:08:12 am
I wonder how many of the ones these days where it's wrong but still a correctly spelled word are auto correct errors compounded by poor or zero proof reading rather than the author just getting it wrong.

Probably quite 'alot'.

Read a BMJ obituary last night about someone who had a 'distinguished medial career'.
Proofreading FAIL!
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Post by: pcolbeck on 07 February, 2014, 12:23:45 pm
Auto correct means my documents are no longer full of "teh" instead of "the" (right hand quicker than left I think) but now I find loads of instances of "sue" instead of "use" and the like.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 07 February, 2014, 01:38:46 pm
Very vaugely?
I sought of know him.
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Post by: clarion on 07 February, 2014, 02:26:44 pm
Very vaugely?
I sought of know him.
Thats' alright.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 08 February, 2014, 01:35:20 pm
Trouble is, the brain has its own automatic correction.  I'm perfectly capable of reading a piece full of errors and not noticing any of them. Especially when I've written it myself.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 07 March, 2014, 09:03:19 pm
BBC cannot spell name of its own veteran presenter on a News website.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26487430 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26487430)
I am very intolerant when names are wrong; it seems discourteous.
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Post by: Dibdib on 07 March, 2014, 09:13:38 pm
looks like they've fixed it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Humphrys
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 07 March, 2014, 09:21:29 pm
Seems they have. It was 'John Humphreys' when I posted.
It was still 'Humphreys' on the BBC News website's front page at 21.20.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 10 March, 2014, 07:46:16 pm
Sign in the window of Viet Cafe on Eastcheap (London):

We'r Recruiting

 :facepalm:
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Post by: Pedaldog on 11 March, 2014, 12:16:37 am
"Should Of.... " instead of "Should Have".   
Definate is definitely definite.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pedaldog on 17 March, 2014, 10:47:40 pm
I allus spell separately wrong thobut!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/7930745/Separate-is-most-commonly-misspelt-word.html
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Post by: madcow on 18 March, 2014, 08:54:51 am
A beautiful family home formally the Victorian built School House,

Missing comma after "home" as well .
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Post by: archy on 18 March, 2014, 09:04:26 am
It's only a small thing, but 'miniscule'..  It's a failing that makes me think their school must have been pathetic.
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Post by: jsabine on 19 March, 2014, 01:05:52 pm
And have their dates in English. Marec. Sheesh.
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Post by: Pickled Onion on 19 March, 2014, 02:23:44 pm
Center. Really? I expect HMRC (and scammers) to be able to spell.

You're lucky, the first ones I got of those said "Tax Refound".

Thankfully they corrected that and sent a new version. Ten times.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Vince on 19 March, 2014, 02:53:40 pm
BBC News website showed an 'ariel' view of the floods yesterday.

Seems appropriate if it was The Little Mermaid watching the flooding.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 19 March, 2014, 03:58:07 pm
It's only a small thing, but 'miniscule'..  It's a failing that makes me think their school must have been pathetic.

I molished 'pluscule' in Ye Shedde so that we all remembered the spelling of its antonym...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: anotherdeadhero on 19 March, 2014, 04:58:40 pm
Slightly off topic because kids' mis-spellings aren't cringeworthy: they are often delightful.

I once had a very exciting story to mark, written by an 8-year-old, which was set in Africa. All kinds of creatures appeared, but my favourite was the austridge.

On another occasion, a colleague and I were responsible for teaching maths to some very challenged 11/12 year olds. We set some homework one day and the following week one lad appeared with a picture of the world's tallest land mammal that he's drawn and a letter from his mum along the lines that she couldn't see what this had to do with mathematics.

We had told them all to draw a graph.

Similarly I was once asked to turn in an essay on euthanasia. I duly turned in a fair to middling paper on Youth in Asia.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: archy on 20 March, 2014, 08:03:56 am
Slightly off topic because kids' mis-spellings aren't cringeworthy: they are often delightful.

I once had a very exciting story to mark, written by an 8-year-old, which was set in Africa. All kinds of creatures appeared, but my favourite was the austridge.



IIRC the Austridge was a car model intended to mark the merger between Austin and Morris in 1952.  Needless to say it never took off and this would probably explain the confusion.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 04 April, 2014, 04:39:26 pm
Here's an impressive example: Three different spellings of the same common word on a single poster! :o

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7182/13625525634_0c10324955_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mL3o4L)
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Post by: nicknack on 05 April, 2014, 11:07:35 am
Shame they couldn't have managed to get Febrewairy in there too.
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Post by: hellymedic on 05 April, 2014, 12:46:12 pm
From the Harrow Times...


<<Unused garages which were a magnate for anti-social behaviour have been demolished.>>
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Post by: clarion on 22 April, 2014, 12:13:22 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/13958006331_6d3a8482b2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ngqqZz)P4184243 (https://flic.kr/p/ngqqZz) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 22 April, 2014, 12:35:12 pm
I'm disappointed to discover that the origin of the word pumpkin seems to be from a Greek word for melon, rather than having the same root as pumpernickel.

Cringeworthy capitalisation in the notice telling people to bring a backup battery.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 22 April, 2014, 12:45:49 pm
Yes, that was a bit wince-making.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 26 April, 2014, 11:22:48 am
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/13958006331_6d3a8482b2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ngqqZz)P4184243 (https://flic.kr/p/ngqqZz) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr

Shortly before I left real teaching I witnessed our teacher-in-charge-of-science putting up a display centred around a rainbow. The colours were in the order red-yellow-orange-green-blue-indigo-violet. When I took her quietly to one side to point out the error she said "Oh it doesn't matter!"  >:( and indeed  :facepalm:

I asked her if it would be OK for me arbitrarily to rearrange my week so that it went Mon-Wed-Tue-Thu-Fri. Perhaps the most annoying part was that she was being paid more than me for being the science specialist.

My interesting spelling error today was "iminumu" which I achieved when trying to type "minimum".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pickled Onion on 26 April, 2014, 03:16:36 pm
Science and primary teaching are, sadly, circles that rarely intersect. When mine were in primary one of the teachers contacted me for help: she'd put a few of her yr 6's in for the higher SAT in science, but, she said, "I don't understand the answers in the mark scheme, and neither does any other member of staff, so I don't know if they've got the answers right or not".

My interesting spelling error today was "iminumu" which I achieved when trying to type "minimum".

That is interesting. All letters up and down from each other with just two fingers of the same hand. My typing mistakes normally happen with letters from both hands and I get all the correct letters but they're in the wrong order. Often completely scrambled like an anagram.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 29 April, 2014, 07:54:43 am
Shortly before I left real teaching I witnessed our teacher-in-charge-of-science putting up a display centred around a rainbow. The colours were in the order red-yellow-orange-green-blue-indigo-violet. When I took her quietly to one side to point out the error she said "Oh it doesn't matter!"  >:( and indeed  :facepalm:

I asked her if it would be OK for me arbitrarily to rearrange my week so that it went Mon-Wed-Tue-Thu-Fri. Perhaps the most annoying part was that she was being paid more than me for being the science specialist.

While I struggle to think it helpful to place 'yellow' before 'orange' in a rainbow sequence, she was perhaps not being quite as cringeworthy as it first seems. Objectively there are not seven colours in a rainbow - it is a continuum to which we attach labels to parts of which our eyes are particularly sensitive. That in part is determined by convention rather than objective science. For example, any who grew up as native Russian speakers will have two 'blues' in a rainbow (голубой and синий) and no 'indigo'.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 29 April, 2014, 10:59:09 am
My interesting spelling error today was "iminumu" which I achieved when trying to type "minimum".

The hands (or cerebellum or whatever) seem to be programmed with the letter sequences we use most often - whole words, but also common strings such as -ing, -ght etc. Sometimes I find that my fingers get all the right letters but in the wrong sequence, especially when one hand "fires" out of sync with the other.

Back when I was writing an awful lot in C I couldn't type the word print without an f on the end.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 29 April, 2014, 11:14:47 am
I've noticed it's difficult to type a word ending in '-in' without reflexively adding a 'g'. This doesn't happen when handwriting though.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 05 May, 2014, 08:49:04 pm
Dave Johnson was sorting one of the fabulous AUK PBP misprint shirts on Saturday's 200.  The one that says across the back:

Paris-Breast-Paris

I saw someone wearing one of these on Saturday, and was a bit confused! :o
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 17 May, 2014, 11:36:14 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/14021680040_548ba0ffca_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nn3LY9)P5160012 (https://flic.kr/p/nn3LY9) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr

Yes, the Cafe is called the Pavilion.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ruth on 17 May, 2014, 11:42:25 pm
You must have spilled a lot of tea clazzer, what with the constant twitching and all.

I don't think I'd have been able to sit near that.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 05 June, 2014, 12:20:16 pm
The Harrow Times reports on finding an old man's body.

Quote
The body of the elderly man was discovered at 12pm in woodland near the centre in Uxbridge Road, which was tapped of by police for several hours.

Two simple words.
Too simple!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 01 August, 2014, 03:44:35 am
A fine example of the "breaks/brakes" helmetry during the segment on bike fitting during the most recent edition of "the Cycle Show".  Call yourselves professionals?

On this form you probably call yourselves proffesionals instead.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 01 August, 2014, 09:48:35 am
Bit of a rough ride for CTC members from Spa cycles in this month's Cycle magazine:

(http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~jwo/acf/wheelDeal.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: PeteB99 on 01 August, 2014, 10:45:46 am
I've got a band tour T shirt that claims they were playing at the Manchester Appollo
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 02 August, 2014, 02:14:35 pm
Not quite spelling, just not quite the right word...
Quote
Mr Preston, who has been gliding for 20 years, escaped with a cut leg and fractured vertebrate following the accident and has told how he is lucky to be alive.

Journalists don't do SCIENCE!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11005602/Pilot-jumps-from-glider-at-4500-feet-following-mid-air-crash.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11005602/Pilot-jumps-from-glider-at-4500-feet-following-mid-air-crash.html)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 02 August, 2014, 02:47:34 pm
I  saw "interruptor" earlier today, in an article about people with different native languages conversing.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 11 August, 2014, 05:47:54 pm
Quote
Do your day in stripes and vintage chords. ‪#‎since1969‬

'Gap' advert on Facebook.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 11 August, 2014, 06:05:18 pm
I  saw "interruptor" earlier today, in an article about people with different native languages conversing.

What's wrong with that?  Unless it was a spello for interpretor...   ???
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 11 August, 2014, 07:08:32 pm
It was.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 11 August, 2014, 09:32:21 pm
The now defunct F1 team set up by a certain Surrey timber merchant is spelled "Tyrrell".  Yes, you, University Challenge picture round assemblers.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 11 August, 2014, 09:34:52 pm
In my experience, "conversing through an interrupter" isn't all that inaccurate.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 12 August, 2014, 10:48:33 am
True. It was an amusing error, for that reason.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 13 August, 2014, 05:23:39 pm
It's biceps. With an S on the end. Always.

Unless you're talking about a sexually adventurous mushroom.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 13 August, 2014, 05:32:41 pm
Unless you're talking about a sexually adventurous mushroom.

And even then there tends to be more than one of them.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 29 August, 2014, 11:09:39 am
No photo because it would have been bad manners, but an interesting notice in the fracture clinic yesterday concerning patients being reffered (in the first instance) and refreed (in the second) from one consultant to another.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pickled Onion on 29 August, 2014, 11:29:17 am
It sounds lucky none of them were being reefered.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 31 August, 2014, 03:28:29 am
It seems that one of the brands of BEER available in this hotel is "Artious Stella" :facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 31 August, 2014, 07:39:56 am
It seems that one of the brands of BEER available in this hotel is "Artious Stella" :facepalm:

Someone can't spell atrocious?

Just looked up the derivation: 17c: from Latin atrox cruel, from ater black. Should really refer to Guinness.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Steph on 31 August, 2014, 11:03:20 am
Well, in the morning after I generally find it arsious.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Steph on 31 August, 2014, 11:21:21 am
Second last paragraph
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29001854
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 31 August, 2014, 11:40:30 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 06 September, 2014, 02:36:56 pm
My new "rythm" sensor from Decathlon...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3894/15133127366_244d5edf42_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p4gex5)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: orienteer on 06 September, 2014, 06:45:46 pm
A caption on the BBC London news the other night referred to the homocide squad.....
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 20 September, 2014, 05:15:59 pm
Just had an email from Wiggle. They are to have some mechanics offering bike servicing in Hammersmith.
They will service the 'breaks and gears'...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Vince on 20 September, 2014, 06:38:08 pm
Maybe they could sort out the Hammercian?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 23 September, 2014, 03:57:21 pm
I'm in Socorro NM.  As is "Ember's Herb Shop".  Among the products for sale at Ember's Herb Shop are "Homeopatics".  The missing "h" was diluted beyond the ability of SCIENCE to detect it but its effects can still be felt.  Meanwhile, in the motel breakfast area are little paper sachets; their contents are doubtless intended to season the hard-boiled eggs.  The trays in which they reside are helpfully labelled "salt" and "paper".

The Trinity Site, where the first atomic bomb was tested, is not far from here.  I am not surprised.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 24 September, 2014, 12:10:06 pm
Sounds as if it missed the target.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 24 September, 2014, 03:41:37 pm
Just had an email from Linked-In which informs me a friend is now a 'Principle Consultant'.
He does not tutor morality...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 28 September, 2014, 08:44:58 pm
I was on a National Express coach yesterday.  The big notice telling me that under the driver's seat could be found the "fire extingiusher" did not fill me with confidence.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 29 September, 2014, 08:31:09 pm
M Lambert General Builders are proud to announce that "no job [is] to big, no job too small".  Or at least the idiots who sign-wrote their van are.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 30 September, 2014, 12:16:02 pm
Quote
| Re-let fee |  WAVED |
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 04 October, 2014, 06:28:29 pm
It would appear that Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier was "overthrowen" in 1986, poor lamb.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 29 October, 2014, 12:37:33 pm
Spelling in context (Grauniad link) (http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/oct/28/-sp-spelling-language-learning-english?CMP=fb_gu).
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 05 November, 2014, 12:04:56 am
Someone I know is leading a walk in aid of the **** Literary Festival and is proud **** still has a bookshop. 'Use it or loose it' says the publicity...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 05 November, 2014, 08:39:50 am
t-shirt instead of T-shirt. It's a minor but significant detail.

I wouldn't mention it except that I've recently seen "t-shirt" listed as the official preferred style in an otherwise respectable publication.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 05 November, 2014, 08:54:26 am
I don't think I'd be able to get a t-shirt on!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 05 November, 2014, 09:05:37 am
I don't think I'd be able to get a t-shirt on!

It's an 'armless mistake.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 05 November, 2014, 09:30:25 am
t-shirt instead of T-shirt. It's a minor but significant detail.

I'd say minor and insignificant. It's already an abstraction. Is T-shirt permitted (perhaps only to describe tee-shirts with droopy sleeves)?

Which reminds me that The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers always described the television as the TeeVee (to be pronounced with just a little too much emphasis on the 'ee' sounds), which is a spelling that makes me laugh.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 05 November, 2014, 09:40:19 am
It's often just tee, without any mention of shirt. Not just for golfers. Or simply shirt, without prefix. Curious that polo shirts haven't yet become just polos.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 05 November, 2014, 09:56:16 am
Just tee reminds me of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".

Polo used to be a sweater.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 05 November, 2014, 09:57:18 am
I thought it was a mint?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 05 November, 2014, 10:01:07 am
Sweater with holes in it.

Come to think of it, wasn't it "poloneck" rather than just "polo"? Wonder if it comes from the Italian for chicken.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 05 November, 2014, 10:06:53 am
I remember having a polo neck sweater when I was very little. Little enough that I thought it was a polar neck, which makes more obvious sense. I'm still not quite sure what the difference is between polo neck, turtle neck and golf neck.

Nowadays I have a tea neck, I do know that.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 05 November, 2014, 11:05:27 am
I'd say minor and insignificant. It's already an abstraction.

Is it really an abstraction? I'd say it's a fairly literal description, notwithstanding that T-shirts come in various shapes (or that the capital letter T comes in various shapes, for that matter).

Anyway, it's not significant enough for me to lose any sleep over, it just struck me as odd that the "t-shirt" form was explicitly preferred in a style guide.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 05 November, 2014, 11:09:48 am
Style guides are more about consistency than correctness, of course.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 05 November, 2014, 12:08:29 pm
Style guides are more about consistency than correctness, of course.

True, but style rules aren't usually entirely arbitrary - they ought to have some kind of grammatical and/or semantic justification. (At least, this is how I approach creating style guides, which is in my line of work.)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 05 November, 2014, 12:09:27 pm
My colleagues have spelt my name wrong on my birthday card.

* sigh *
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 05 November, 2014, 12:50:06 pm
I'd say minor and insignificant. It's already an abstraction.

Is it really an abstraction? I'd say it's a fairly literal description, notwithstanding that T-shirts come in various shapes (or that the capital letter T comes in various shapes, for that matter).

Anyway, it's not significant enough for me to lose any sleep over, it just struck me as odd that the "t-shirt" form was explicitly preferred in a style guide.

This is why Proper BRITONS use the form "T-shaped shirt".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 05 November, 2014, 01:52:02 pm
I thought it was a mint?
Car, surely?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 05 November, 2014, 02:08:38 pm
When I first heard it I thought it was tea-shirt - same semantic genes as dinner-jacket.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: mattc on 11 November, 2014, 06:59:41 am
Barely cringeworthy, but I've seen
"corralling"

spilt rong twice here in 24 hours, both by highly literate/erudite members :)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 13 November, 2014, 09:41:47 am
Morphe. With an 'e'. As in Road Morphe.  :facepalm:

THERE IS NO E IN MORPH!

http://www.topeak.com/products/Morph-Pumps (http://www.topeak.com/products/Morph-Pumps)

What next? Dawese Galaxye?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Biggsy on 13 November, 2014, 01:53:16 pm
I think the 3T handlebars were called "Morphe", so it doesn't make me cringe - unlike "Campagnola"!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 13 November, 2014, 06:36:10 pm
I think the 3T handlebars were called "Morphe", so it doesn't make me cringe - unlike "Campagnola"!

Likewise that foul USAnian abbreviation "Campy" :sick:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 13 November, 2014, 10:04:25 pm
I think the 3T handlebars were called "Morphe", so it doesn't make me cringe - unlike "Campagnola"!
Context, innit? Nothing wrong with 'loose' when what is meant is not tight, but when it refers to loss, it makes me cringe. Same here.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Biggsy on 14 November, 2014, 10:37:01 am
So you cringe at every spelling mistake?  That's a lot of cringing. :)  The "Morphe" spelling is understandable and easily forgivable, IMO, because there has been a bike product called that* - so it doesn't make me cringe.  It's in the context of bicycle parts.

* Unless I'm mistaken.  I'm doubting myself now!  Maybe it's 3T Morph?  There was also a Morpheus model.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 14 November, 2014, 01:09:03 pm
I think the 3T handlebars were called "Morphe", so it doesn't make me cringe - unlike "Campagnola"!

Likewise that foul USAnian abbreviation "Campy" :sick:

See also "brifters".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 16 November, 2014, 07:04:00 pm
My enterprising son is making some pocket money by printing bespoke T-shirts. His latest commission is for a local Christian youth organisation, yclept thusly:

Kidz Klub

:sick:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pickled Onion on 16 November, 2014, 07:22:49 pm
My enterprising son is making some pocket money by printing bespoke T-shirts. His latest commission is for a local Christian youth organisation, yclept thusly:

Kidz Klub

:sick:
One of my first jobs was at a T-shirt printing shop, in those days you had to lay out the letters & stencils by hand and use a heat press on each item. On the first day I was asked to help myself from a stack of about 30 hoodies that had taken my predecessor ages to print up, every single one of them perfectly printed with


LEWISHAM
BADMINGTON
CLUB
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 16 November, 2014, 10:36:03 pm
So you cringe at every spelling mistake?  That's a lot of cringing. :) 
Naah. I cringe at those which are not explicable by poor literacy. Lose/loose, for example, I usually see used consistently by certain individuals, very often when the correct spelling is there to be read. Topeak 'Morphe' I usually see used in contexts where the correct spelling is there to be read, in online discussions, often with links to sites which show the product.

That makes me cringe. The word's there to copy, it's short & simple, & still they get it wrong!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 17 November, 2014, 12:19:53 am
My enterprising son is making some pocket money by printing bespoke T-shirts. His latest commission is for a local Christian youth organisation, yclept thusly:

Kidz Klub

:sick:
One of my first jobs was at a T-shirt printing shop, in those days you had to lay out the letters & stencils by hand and use a heat press on each item. On the first day I was asked to help myself from a stack of about 30 hoodies that had taken my predecessor ages to print up, every single one of them perfectly printed with


LEWISHAM
BADMINGTON
CLUB

Aah! The Pungent People...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 19 November, 2014, 02:14:31 pm
There's a hand-painted poster on the wall of the room in which we now hold the Wednesday lunchtime NA meeting.  It's got the snappy acronym "HALT" on it to remind people of states of existence to be avoided lest they lead to the use of mind-altering substances.  These are:

Hungary
Angry
Lonley
Tired

 :facepalm:

You can be Romania or Bulgaria without wanting to smoke crack but as soon as those Magyars show up, all bets are off.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 19 November, 2014, 02:17:13 pm
So you cringe at every spelling mistake?  That's a lot of cringing. :) 
Naah. I cringe at those which are not explicable by poor literacy. Lose/loose, for example, I usually see used consistently by certain individuals, very often when the correct spelling is there to be read. Topeak 'Morphe' I usually see used in contexts where the correct spelling is there to be read, in online discussions, often with links to sites which show the product.

That makes me cringe. The word's there to copy, it's short & simple, & still they get it wrong!

Yebbut "tests" have shown that the more intelligent someone is the more trouble they have with slavish copying.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 21 November, 2014, 10:36:23 am
Some very funny ones here on (ahem) Sporcle.
http://www.sporcle.com/games/Purple_Parrot/send-me-a-sign
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 21 November, 2014, 10:47:08 am
Some very funny ones here on (ahem) Sporcle.
http://www.sporcle.com/games/Purple_Parrot/send-me-a-sign

12 is my favourite. :)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 21 November, 2014, 11:25:47 am
Some very funny ones here on (ahem) Sporcle.
http://www.sporcle.com/games/Purple_Parrot/send-me-a-sign

12 is my favourite. :)

Yes, I liked that one too. It's a metaphysical conundrum.

I also enjoyed the last one.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 21 November, 2014, 11:52:19 am
Nine intrigued me.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 21 November, 2014, 12:54:10 pm
It skipped five questions on the fondleslab chiz and I got the "buffalo nuggets" one wrong.  Seems the answer isn't "bison" at all!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 22 November, 2014, 11:30:45 am
Not even bison futé?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 29 November, 2014, 12:25:35 pm
My eyes began to boggle when Demand 5 apparently indicated that a programme had first been broadcast on "Tueasday".  I took my reading glasses off and the caption was still there ::-)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 11 December, 2014, 06:58:49 pm
Yesterday Mrs. Wow and I were queuing behind a vehicle which had been subjected to the work of a "professional" sign writer. The messages "Intergrated System Design". This ranks alongside the Clacton-based purveyor of sea food who was advertising his "muscles".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 24 December, 2014, 12:06:37 pm
Does the Harrow Times have a drunk headline maker?
http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/11684853.Parents_raise___85_000_for_hospital_in_memory_of_daughter/?ref=eb (http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/11684853.Parents_raise___85_000_for_hospital_in_memory_of_daughter/?ref=eb)

Parents raise £85,000 for Royal National Orthapedic, Stanmore, in memory of daughter

'Orthopaedic' has correct spelling in body of article.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 24 December, 2014, 12:16:01 pm
Peter May1: what, pray, is a "cemetrey"?

1: Or at least the person who poofred "Extraordinary People".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: nicknack on 24 December, 2014, 01:05:58 pm
It's probably been said before but:

Xmas.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 25 December, 2014, 01:57:59 pm
Festive upload :
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/20141223_165749_1.jpg)


(I love this, incidentally. I've seen more than a dozen copies of it all around this end of town, and smiled every time)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Torslanda on 25 December, 2014, 04:13:15 pm
Yesterday Mrs. Wow and I were queuing behind a vehicle which had been subjected to the work of a "professional" sign writer. The messages "Intergrated System Design". This ranks alongside the Clacton-based purveyor of sea food who was advertising his "muscles".

Many years ago I managed to (not) endear myself to the turd brains running Ian Skelly Volkswagen in Manchester by pointing out their signwriting error emblazoned large on all sides of a vehicle.

The sign read "Test drive the new VOLKSWAGON LT now!"

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 25 December, 2014, 04:58:55 pm
There used to be an advert for one of those "check a used car's history" outfits which used the word "VOLKSWAGON" four times an hour on national TV.  IIRC I've also seen adverts referring to a well-known Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer as "Porche" and/or "Porshe" :facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 10 January, 2015, 11:09:15 pm
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2015/jan/10/plane-windy-leeds-airport-video

Edit: the Graun editors have been at work. The text beneath that video originally referred to "gail-force winds".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: jsabine on 10 January, 2015, 11:58:46 pm
It's probably been said before but:

Xmas.

Yeah - I tend to prefer xmas unless it's at the beginning of a sentence.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 15 January, 2015, 05:12:04 pm
(https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10896871_963057013713289_6110042192738573762_n.png?oh=a1b8844481ae6275be90250f05be0b4c&oe=55653D96)

Seeing this sign, I can't help but think of this other thread (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=52513.0).
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 27 January, 2015, 10:09:40 pm
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/11739248.Takeaway_roasted_after_putting__Aborigines__on_veggie_pizza/?ref=ar

Wonderful!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 27 January, 2015, 10:19:56 pm
I am sure I have posted about 'aborigines' on the menu of the Taste of Raj both here and in The Shed since 1999 or 2000...
Also 'All Chicken are Breast' and 'Paradigms'...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 28 January, 2015, 11:42:52 pm
Aubergines were spelt correctly on tonight's Taste of Raj menu, 'brocoli' was not...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 29 January, 2015, 01:57:52 am
A man was reporting about the weather this evening, from Cumbria.  Kendall, to be precise :facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wombat on 29 January, 2015, 08:15:58 am
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2015/jan/10/plane-windy-leeds-airport-video

Edit: the Graun editors have been at work. The text beneath that video originally referred to "gail-force winds".

She's a strong woman, that Gail....
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: meddyg on 29 January, 2015, 05:45:21 pm
Dontcha just hate it when they can't spell 'Independent' ?

Quote
So many to chose from. Accomodation.
Dependant for dependent.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Rmg_q7jL_CU/VMpu9tu7hrI/AAAAAAAAAto/OKevJ0ag-VY/w598-h800-no/IMG_0042.jpg)

or 'chapel'

or even 'erected' !

-Ah - it's quite sweet really - I guess local stonemason down the road in Wolf's Castle (Pembs) was a monoglot Welshman
and commissioned to write the first sign for said Chapel in 1807 (his '7' is a bit wobbly too...)



Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 29 January, 2015, 06:27:00 pm
Looks to me as if it was originally meant to be a 6.  Wonder if works were delayed.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 11 February, 2015, 03:05:32 pm
For all you pedants

The The Impotence of Proofreading (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OonDPGwAyfQ)
Title: Unfortunate Consequence of Slight Spelling Difference
Post by: hellymedic on 05 March, 2015, 10:07:30 pm
Horrible.
Wrong body cremated in MEP funeral.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-31748802 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-31748802)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pickled Onion on 07 March, 2015, 09:02:45 am
According to Merriam-Webster, phenomenons (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenomenon) is a word. Luckily the Oxford Dictionary has never heard of it (even in "world English").
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 07 March, 2015, 09:26:58 am
According to Merriam-Webster, phenomenons (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenomenon) is a word. Luckily the Oxford Dictionary has never heard of it (even in "world English").

Not to mention phenomenas, both broadcast and in print.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 07 March, 2015, 09:45:04 am
According to Merriam-Webster, phenomenons (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenomenon) is a word. Luckily the Oxford Dictionary has never heard of it (even in "world English").

They are USAnians.  Admittedly this is not their fault and I'm sure they can be cured.  You may insert that joke comedy thing which did the rounds a long time ago about Her Maj taking back the Former Colony ("except for Idaho, which she does not want") here:



If you want.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: orienteer on 07 March, 2015, 09:52:46 am
[Australia] Subaru Sales Sore On Apple Isle
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 07 March, 2015, 12:50:05 pm
For all you pedants

The The Impotence of Proofreading (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OonDPGwAyfQ)
As a professional pedant (paid for proofreading), I approve.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 31 March, 2015, 11:51:51 am
Quote
**********THIS IS AN AUTOMATATED RESPONSE**********

T#### are close for Annual Stock Taking re-opening Wednesday 1st April @ 08:30am

We will respond then.

Kind regards.
T#### Team.
I think they're counting their As and Ts.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 18 May, 2015, 03:48:10 pm
Facebook informs me that Prince Harry has called for the return of 'cumpulsory national service'. :o

No thanks.  :hand:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: pcolbeck on 18 May, 2015, 03:49:04 pm
Facebook informs me that Prince Harry has called for the return of 'cumpulsory national service'. :o

No thanks.  :hand:

It's OK Clarion you are too old :)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 18 May, 2015, 03:55:00 pm
And I didn't play those sort of games at public school...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 31 May, 2015, 01:43:39 pm
https://twitter.com/diamondgeezer/status/604989712298831872/photo/1 (https://twitter.com/diamondgeezer/status/604989712298831872/photo/1)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 01 June, 2015, 10:40:53 am
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 01 June, 2015, 01:27:04 pm
Did @LDNOverground acknowledge this?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: jsabine on 01 June, 2015, 03:18:04 pm
https://twitter.com/LDNOverground suggests not, or at least not publicly.

OTOH, the BBC, Standard, Metro and Herts Mercury have all asked if they can use the pic.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 02 June, 2015, 08:57:24 am
The word for a line of people waiting to be served is "queue".
The word for a stick used in the game of snooker is "cue".
The word for a signal for action is "cue".
The Spanish word for what is "que".

Oh yes, two more. "Warranty". "Guarantee".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 02 June, 2015, 09:10:25 am
The name of a district in London, famed for its botanical gardens, is "Kew".
The word for a long, green vegetable is " cucumber".
Whereas a "cuecumber" is [NSFW]!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 02 June, 2015, 09:28:59 am
We are an engineering company. Click through:
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/ferrel.jpg) (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/crimp-bootlace-ferrules/4146762/?searchTerm=4146762)
FFS


And this town can't decide- sea or sey.
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/whitt.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 02 June, 2015, 09:31:34 am
That could perhaps be one of the deliberate errors they supposedly put in OS maps to catch copyright infringement. Or it could be a genuine error, such as caused the French town of Montreuil, which is not by the sea, to become Montreuil-sur-Mer.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 02 June, 2015, 10:06:24 am
Is it the River Lea or Lee? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Lea)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 02 June, 2015, 10:14:13 am
That could perhaps be one of the deliberate errors they supposedly put in OS maps to catch copyright infringement. Or it could be a genuine error, such as caused the French town of Montreuil, which is not by the sea, to become Montreuil-sur-Mer.

This was due to a ghastly plot by B&B landladies.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 02 June, 2015, 10:25:35 am
That could perhaps be one of the deliberate errors they supposedly put in OS maps to catch copyright infringement. Or it could be a genuine error, such as caused the French town of Montreuil, which is not by the sea, to become Montreuil-sur-Mer.

Or it could be that BR mis-named the station, as per TfL above??
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 02 June, 2015, 10:26:02 am
Quote
Job description
About the opportunity

We are looking for someone to assist our Office Administration to proofread reports to a high standard, checking grammar, spelling and context and highlight areas of concern to the assessment team for clarification or correction. Timings are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday - This could be 3-4 hours or a full day, but will need a regular commitment of at least 1 day per week to facilitate training. Volunteers need to be aged 21 to apply for this role.

What are they looking for?

Excellent understanding of Microsoft Word. Excellent written communication skills. Excellent English grammer and spelling.
I think the sooner this organisation finds someone the better.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 02 June, 2015, 10:39:14 am
That could perhaps be one of the deliberate errors they supposedly put in OS maps to catch copyright infringement. Or it could be a genuine error, such as caused the French town of Montreuil, which is not by the sea, to become Montreuil-sur-Mer.

Or it could be that BR mis-named the station, as per TfL above??
Yes and no. When the Greater Fenland Railway Company (or whoever it was) established their station, they were traditionalists and used an older form of the town's name.
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Whittlesey, historically known as Whittlesea (as the name of the railway station is currently spelt) or Witesie, is an ancient Fenland market town around six miles (10 km) east of Peterborough in the county of Cambridgeshire in England.
According to Wikipedia, anyway.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 02 June, 2015, 02:15:53 pm
IIRC Montreuil used to be sur Mer but the coastline changed and now it isn't.  A sort of anti-Dunwich.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 02 June, 2015, 07:18:24 pm
Much like Rye.

Also Wells-not-all-that-far-really-from-the-Sea in Norfolk.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 23 June, 2015, 12:48:52 pm
FERRULE FERRULE FERRULE FERRULE.

Thanks, that's better.

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 23 June, 2015, 01:04:17 pm
Ferrule cats?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 23 June, 2015, 01:10:40 pm
Great tap-dancers, I believe.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pedaldog on 24 June, 2015, 01:04:37 am
Dieing!   http://writingexplained.org/dieing-vs-dying-difference
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 28 June, 2015, 01:57:47 pm
Long 'Point of View' feature on Auntie about lyrics and lyricists:

Quote
Who now remembers the name of the man who set the text for Handel's Messiah? Well, it was Charles Jenners.

No it wasn't, it was Charles Jennens.

Eeejit!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 01 July, 2015, 05:24:27 pm
Seeing the Tinkoff-Saxo team referred to in the same sentence as team owner Oleg Tinkov... ugh!

It's not an error since the former seems to be the official spelling for UCI purposes, while the latter appears to be the more widely preferred style when referring to the man himself, but seeing the two in print so close together really makes me feel physically uncomfortable.

It's a transliteration anyway, so I feel no qualms about changing the spelling of his name to match the name of his team.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 01 July, 2015, 08:03:06 pm
In same vein, I saw yesterday Tsar Alexander in the same sentence as one of his advisers, called Aleksandr. Probably justifiable on the grounds that the tsar is a well known figure so the standard English spelling is normally used, but looks a bit silly to have the two together.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 02 July, 2015, 10:57:51 am
Currently rewatching The Killing, and noticed that all accents are suppressed in the subtitles. Thus a bloke called Høgland comes out as Hogland.

A minor point for stolidly monolingual English-speakers, maybe, but doing that to someone real in Denmark lays you open to a charge of assault.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 02 July, 2015, 11:49:15 am
Currently rewatching The Killing, and noticed that all accents are suppressed in the subtitles. Thus a bloke called Høgland comes out as Hogland.

A minor point for stolidly monolingual English-speakers, maybe, but doing that to someone real in Denmark lays you open to a charge of assault.

The Beeb has form.  See moans passim on Radio3 'simplifying' names of composers.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 02 July, 2015, 03:48:51 pm
Haven't seen anything on that, but then Radio 3 is over our horizon, as is the rest of the live Beeb since R4 quit long wave.  TBH, we don't miss it.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 09 July, 2015, 02:39:46 pm
Looking at Google Maps for the area round our patch, I see a little flag

Private Tutions
Now@Low Prices

This is a 'language school'.
Allegedly.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 09 July, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
What language – French? Do they also do voustions?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 10 July, 2015, 01:28:57 am
What language – French? Do they also do voustions?

Not a clue. They have no website. I fear a cottage industry trying to help immigrants with their English.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 20 July, 2015, 12:54:47 pm
Quote from: EvansCycles
The Garmin Edge 25 is an ideal amature level GPS Cycling computer with professional touches that make it ahead of any computer in its price range. This GPS + GLONASS-enabled bike computer tracks how far, how fast…
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 23 July, 2015, 12:16:29 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-33619442 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-33619442)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 23 July, 2015, 12:56:16 am
I see they're hedging their bets over the -ising/-izing business too.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 23 July, 2015, 02:39:01 pm
I rather like the word "commerical". I'll have to invent a meaning for it and start using it.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 23 July, 2015, 08:06:07 pm
Profitable but weak jokes, maybe?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 25 July, 2015, 10:14:34 am
Dunno if it really belongs here, NSFW audio, btw. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KiLyCqgT7Q
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 25 July, 2015, 06:13:01 pm
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/lorry-driver-kills-father-two-6131624 (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/lorry-driver-kills-father-two-6131624)

'stationery car' and 'break' lights.

COULD DO BETTER!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 07 August, 2015, 06:12:26 pm
According to a placard being waved by a protestor in That London today "Kid's Company Is Are Family".

Whatever they spent the money on, it wasn't spelling lessons.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 14 August, 2015, 01:32:16 am
Auntie Could Do Better!
"Lord Armstrong was principle private secretary at Number 10 during Sir Edward's..."
from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33917063 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33917063)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 25 August, 2015, 07:45:10 pm
Bute Council belatedly corrects missing Gaelic accent cock-up (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/25/bute_accent_outrage_penis/)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hubner on 26 August, 2015, 09:53:52 pm
I'm just fed up with seeing the mixing up of advice and advise, and also licence and license.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Feanor on 26 August, 2015, 10:06:14 pm
Churchy place along the road has a big banner outside, advertising nursery places for smalls.

"...Pre-School and Anti Pre-School places available."
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 August, 2015, 12:00:25 am
Hopefully not in such close proximity that there is any danger of contact.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 27 August, 2015, 10:44:30 am
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...provides a variety of free fruit including apples, clementine’s, grapes and bananas every fortnight

Come on!  You got three out of four right!  Why on earth is the second one different? :o >:(
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 27 August, 2015, 10:50:07 am
Clementine's: fruit belonging to or named after Clementine. <sings>In an orchard, in a field, plucking fruit off a tree, ...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 August, 2015, 11:41:13 am
Given standard's among the greengrocering siblinghood surely it would be:

Plucking fruit off of a tree

?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 27 August, 2015, 11:47:01 am
Ahem, ahurrrrrrr: I did want to write 'plucking fruit off of a tree' because it scans better, but thought someone would send me straight to the Grammar Cringe thread.  :-\
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 27 August, 2015, 03:13:21 pm
Our local park has a licence for the carrying out of nuptial solemnities. Today someone had taken the time and effort to rebadge one of the disables person's parking bays as "Registra's parking".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 27 August, 2015, 04:50:21 pm
Given standard's among the greengrocering siblinghood surely it would be:

Plucking fruit off of a tree

?

Shakespearean greengrocer's then.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 31 August, 2015, 10:37:44 pm
Needing some new socks prior to my holibobs, I noted that they can be bought from Mr Sainsbury's House Of Toothy Comestibles.  Styles available include ones with "verticle" stripes.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 07 September, 2015, 08:17:49 pm
I prefer horizontle ones.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 13 September, 2015, 07:05:18 am
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/762/21381404041_5f5d83d192_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yzphvg)
Speling fale (https://flic.kr/p/yzphvg) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Using your Junior Pocket Microscope (Model 3a) you will see that the word "mountain" is wrong twice.  The word forms half of the town's name.  And there is a copy of that page in every room in this motel, and probably every other one in town too :facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 13 September, 2015, 08:21:29 am
Could it be 'Mount Ian', some reference to Mr Poulter?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 13 September, 2015, 08:24:17 am
It's similar the the hand-written notice in a local cafe offering special deals to "Senoir citizens".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Steph on 13 September, 2015, 07:22:57 pm
It's similar the the hand-written notice in a local cafe offering special deals to "Senoir citizens".

"Senoir, senoir..."

Tails of Yankee Power
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 13 September, 2015, 09:30:15 pm
Tonight in our local and very fine Chinese restaurant I noticed the drinks list included 'Whiskey', under which heading was 'Jack denials'.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Steph on 13 September, 2015, 10:47:13 pm
I'd dany everything if I were Jack.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: nicknack on 13 September, 2015, 10:51:56 pm
I keep getting offers to win £1000 worth of shopping vouchers for Aldi from "your Opinion ocunts".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 14 September, 2015, 08:04:11 am
I keep getting offers to win £1000 worth of shopping vouchers for Aldi from "your Opinion ocunts".

Missing apostrophe?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 14 September, 2015, 01:46:18 pm
I keep getting offers to win £1000 worth of shopping vouchers for Aldi from "your Opinion ocunts".

Missing apostrophe?

Definitely.  Everyone knows the correct spelling is O'Pinion.  ;)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 16 September, 2015, 07:08:03 am
Quote
The bottom line is that its a simple pier to pier referral scheme.

This one has me laughing, not cringing.

Whatever floats your boat.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 16 September, 2015, 08:39:41 am
Quote
The bottom line is that its a simple pier to pier referral scheme.

This one has me laughing, not cringing.

Whatever floats your boat.

To Wigan, of course.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 16 September, 2015, 04:19:31 pm
People who type "et viola" when they mean "et voilà".  I don't care if you're doing it ironically (although, because you're almost always USAnian, you're probably not).  I'm gonna shit you up.

Whatever that means.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 17 September, 2015, 12:06:14 pm
see also "time trail" <shudder>
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 17 September, 2015, 08:28:51 pm
WWII NOT WW11!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-34269341 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-34269341)

I appreciate it's difficult to tell 1s from Is and ls and 0s from Os but...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 18 September, 2015, 01:30:19 pm
My pilates teacher has sent an email newsletter concerning forthcoming events. For the second year running, one of her regular November classes will have to be cancelled because of a Church Bizarre.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 18 September, 2015, 02:03:31 pm
How odd! You'd think she'd no when the church were wholding there sails!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 18 September, 2015, 02:06:49 pm
Probably a case of "BZZZ - REPETITION", but this one annoys me so much because it just shows that some people can't be arsed to think about the order of the sounds in the word:

defiantly (cf. definitely)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 20 September, 2015, 12:52:44 am
Tweet from National Rail:

<<Because of waiting train crewe delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected through Wimbledon>>

Initially left me puzzled as to whether problem was in the North-West or in Londonton.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 20 September, 2015, 07:26:28 am
Oh, Mr. Porter, what shall I do?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: orienteer on 17 October, 2015, 04:41:06 pm
Order confirmation email from Aldi Photos:

You've choosed the following payment method
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 19 October, 2015, 11:26:13 pm
Retweeted photo courtesy millimole OTP.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRsi8AtUEAEPBTp.jpg)

They meant 'retinal'...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 October, 2015, 02:48:11 pm
Cigarets. This appears to be the/an accepted USAnian spelling as it appears throughout the book, but while I don't mind 'theater' and 'color' this one still looks wrong. It also makes me wonder why Penguin couldn't Britannicise the book, but I guess they just didn't want to pay for that.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 26 October, 2015, 02:52:00 pm
Retweeted photo courtesy millimole OTP.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRsi8AtUEAEPBTp.jpg)

They meant 'retinal'...
Should have gone to SpecSavers...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 26 October, 2015, 03:17:28 pm
Cigarets. This appears to be the/an accepted USAnian spelling as it appears throughout the book, but while I don't mind 'theater' and 'color' this one still looks wrong. It also makes me wonder why Penguin couldn't Britannicise the book, but I guess they just didn't want to pay for that.

It's always best to read it in the original language if you can.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 October, 2015, 03:27:29 pm
I agree. This one was originally written in Yiddish, so I'll start studying.  :)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 26 October, 2015, 03:45:45 pm
I agree. This one was originally written in Yiddish, so I'll start studying.  :)

That's one-nil to you.  ;)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 October, 2015, 03:57:37 pm
איך בין נישט קאַונטינג.

(That's weird. Google produced a translation written from right to left, as you'd expect for Yiddish. I pasted it in here and it got automatically turned round.)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fuaran on 26 October, 2015, 04:35:17 pm
Phaff.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 26 October, 2015, 04:49:47 pm
Indeed.  What would Psmith have made of it?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 26 October, 2015, 05:01:54 pm
Phaff.

To faff pretentiously.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 26 October, 2015, 06:34:01 pm
איך בין נישט קאַונטינג.

(That's weird. Google produced a translation written from right to left, as you'd expect for Yiddish. I pasted it in here and it got automatically turned round.)

Ich bin nicht ??counting??

Never could do Yiddish; over to Ham...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 October, 2015, 06:59:20 pm
Yes. I asked Google to translate "I'm not counting" in response to IanH's "one-nil". I've no idea how to say it! But I'm not surprised if it sounds like German.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 26 October, 2015, 07:20:30 pm
Aah, makes sense now.
Yiddish is scorned as ''Schlecht Deutsch' by those who speak Hochdeutsch and Google leaves anything it can't translate untranslated.
It uses Hebrew characters, which are fairly strictly phonetic so that if you can read Hebrew, you can muddle Yiddish.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: archy on 27 October, 2015, 07:16:03 am
Efficacy.  I mean if it pronounced ɛfɪkəsi why not spell it like that?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 29 October, 2015, 01:02:18 pm
איך בין נישט קאַונטינג.

(That's weird. Google produced a translation written from right to left, as you'd expect for Yiddish. I pasted it in here and it got automatically turned round.)

Ich bin nicht ??counting??

Never could do Yiddish; over to Ham...

רעכענען (Rech'nin)

... is the more appropriate word. There is a joke about being disappointed that the word for disappointed is, well, disappointed. They could have borrowed the german but I've always taken the German (enttauscht ? I think) to be more frustrated than disappointed (although AH may have a more informed view). FWIW, due to its bastard nature, I don't even count yiddish as a language I speak and have successfully avoided doing so for many years on the basis that it completely screws up my already not-that-fantastic German.

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Auntie Helen on 29 October, 2015, 01:24:33 pm
For me, enttäuscht is more disappointed or underwhelmed, but it can mean frustrated.

I should probably learn Yiddish as I learned Hebrew at Uni and speak German. But life's too short, I will ride my bike instead.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 29 October, 2015, 01:32:24 pm
Funny do, learning a language that's a mix of two languages you already know.  I'm fluent in French and German, but Alsatian leaves me dizzy.  The folk here seem to choose randomly whatever word, French or German, they're going use next, and then, from the point of view of either, mispronounce it.  Since they talk at normal speed, by the time my descrambler has caught up with sentence A they're already at H.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: orienteer on 29 October, 2015, 04:30:33 pm
Article in local rag about a school's award:

"To achieve it the school had to pass a rigourous assessment...."
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 30 October, 2015, 10:05:42 am
Funny do, learning a language that's a mix of two languages you already know.  I'm fluent in French and German, but Alsatian leaves me dizzy.  The folk here seem to choose randomly whatever word, French or German, they're going use next, and then, from the point of view of either, mispronounce it.  Since they talk at normal speed, by the time my descrambler has caught up with sentence A they're already at H.

The closer they are, the harder to separate. I'd love to say I spoke any of Portuguese, Italian or Spanish properly (I don't really) but the most used of any of those three always surfaces, whichever I want to speak (Spanish is normally in the ascendant, to the extent that I don't consider the other two useable) Oddly, French doesn't enter the mix of confusion.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 30 October, 2015, 10:35:56 am
I learnt the usual archaic and rudimentary French at school - souliers for shoes, etc. - but we moved here when I was in my 20s so it went in while I was still relatively receptive. German I learnt in my 30s, and was never quite as happy with it. Since then I've tried other languages but they don't stick. Immersion needed, I suppose.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 30 October, 2015, 06:28:13 pm
איך בין נישט קאַונטינג.

(That's weird. Google produced a translation written from right to left, as you'd expect for Yiddish. I pasted it in here and it got automatically turned round.)

Ich bin nicht ??counting??

Never could do Yiddish; over to Ham...

רעכענען (Rech'nin)

... is the more appropriate word. There is a joke about being disappointed that the word for disappointed is, well, disappointed. They could have borrowed the german but I've always taken the German (enttauscht ? I think) to be more frustrated than disappointed (although AH may have a more informed view). FWIW, due to its bastard nature, I don't even count yiddish as a language I speak and have successfully avoided doing so for many years on the basis that it completely screws up my already not-that-fantastic German.
In this story, Polish Jew bumps into Lithuanian Jews and comments he can barely understand their Yiddish, which is not surprising.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: billplumtree on 08 November, 2015, 05:58:10 pm
Notice in the horriblemarket today:

Quote
Please be aware that we will have two minuets silence at 11am today
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 08 November, 2015, 06:51:48 pm
I've never heard a silent minuet...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: billplumtree on 08 November, 2015, 07:38:20 pm
I believe John Cage's 4'33 is in the form of, amongst others, a minuet.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 08 November, 2015, 08:00:31 pm
I believe John Cage's 4'33 is in the form of, amongst others, a minuet.

Is the 't' silent?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 09 November, 2015, 10:25:57 am
I believe John Cage's 4'33 is in the form of, amongst others, a minuet.

Is the 't' silent?
Depends whether you slurp.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 12 November, 2015, 01:43:17 pm
A local Asian shops advertises have a "Hair & Beauty Saloon" inside.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 12 November, 2015, 01:46:52 pm
A local Asian shops advertises have a "Hair & Beauty Saloon" inside.
Go to "Grammar that makes you cringe"; go directly to "Grammar that makes you cringe"; do not pass Go; do not collect £200.
 ;)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 12 November, 2015, 01:52:32 pm
A local Asian shops advertises have a "Hair & Beauty Saloon" inside.
Go to "Grammar that makes you cringe"; go directly to "Grammar that makes you cringe"; do not pass Go; do not collect £200.
 ;)

 :facepalm:  That's what I get for changing my mind on how I planned to word things part way through typing.  ::-)  Let me try again...

A local Asian shop advertises the fact they have a "Hair & Beauty Saloon" inside.

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 23 November, 2015, 02:46:40 pm
'jewellry' twice and 'jeswellry' in today's online Evening Standard report on the trial of the Hatton Garden gang.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/gang-spent-three-years-planning-hatton-garden-heist-a3120936.html (http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/gang-spent-three-years-planning-hatton-garden-heist-a3120936.html)

A typo is understandable but the word is jewellery, I hope...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 23 November, 2015, 03:20:29 pm
It's "jewelry" if you're USAnian, lazy, both or want to get up close and personal with Mr Shovel.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 23 November, 2015, 03:58:03 pm
It's "jewelry" if you're USAnian, lazy, both or want to get up close and personal with Mr Shovel.

I know and agree 'jewelry' deserves Mr SHOVEL.

'Jewellry' is at least doubly WRONG.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pickled Onion on 23 November, 2015, 06:12:51 pm
At least it wasn't jewlery.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 24 November, 2015, 12:35:36 pm
Capitol city. Capitol ship.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Guy on 24 November, 2015, 12:42:26 pm
Standing on one's principals. Dunno what it means but it sounds bloody painful!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: mattc on 24 November, 2015, 06:14:46 pm
In the Newspaper Headline Category,  this has to be a strong contender:

https://mobile.twitter.com/NeillWoelk/status/608018850760650752
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 24 November, 2015, 06:16:21 pm
Ribbit!

At least they got it right in the article.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 25 November, 2015, 12:26:01 am
There's a frog in my cricket team...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 25 November, 2015, 12:37:06 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUjyEoDXIAAnhqF.jpg)

Shame they can't spell 'Paediatrics', 'Practitioners' (two different incorrect spellings), 'Orthopaedics' has acquired American spelling and there's at least one misplaced apostrophe.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 29 November, 2015, 06:36:17 pm
In Another Place somebody has a trophy for being a SUPER RONDONNEUR 2015.
 :'(
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Zipperhead on 29 November, 2015, 09:37:19 pm
I noticed this morning, that just around the corner from Charlotte's studio is a beakery (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Perivale,+Greenford,+Greater+London+UB6+7JD/@51.5362772,-0.3192459,3a,28.6y,118.78h,72.37t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1svm3vviOj3tx50DKG0Up-hg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Dvm3vviOj3tx50DKG0Up-hg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D73.794609%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x4876124262d93413:0x45f04b829f6fe40)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 29 November, 2015, 09:52:02 pm
I noticed this morning, that just around the corner from Charlotte's studio is a beakery (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Perivale,+Greenford,+Greater+London+UB6+7JD/@51.5362772,-0.3192459,3a,28.6y,118.78h,72.37t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1svm3vviOj3tx50DKG0Up-hg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Dvm3vviOj3tx50DKG0Up-hg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D73.794609%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x4876124262d93413:0x45f04b829f6fe40)

Look to the right of the tomatoes in that picture.  It's obvious a 'beakery' is a place where they make beakers!
 
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: orienteer on 19 December, 2015, 04:00:04 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-35134740 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-35134740)

"We've tried over the last two years to have a permit scheme to try and manage the fishing but unfortunately there's still been injuries to the swans and the signets," he said.

So that's why female swans are called pens....
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 19 December, 2015, 06:45:21 pm
In Another Place somebody has a trophy for being a SUPER RONDONNEUR 2015.
 :'(

Going round in circles?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 19 December, 2015, 08:33:56 pm
I noticed this morning, that just around the corner from Charlotte's studio is a beakery (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Perivale,+Greenford,+Greater+London+UB6+7JD/@51.5362772,-0.3192459,3a,28.6y,118.78h,72.37t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1svm3vviOj3tx50DKG0Up-hg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Dvm3vviOj3tx50DKG0Up-hg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D73.794609%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x4876124262d93413:0x45f04b829f6fe40)

Could that be where Julian is a magistrate?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 22 December, 2015, 06:27:14 am
Seen on a market stall sign on BBC news this morning "draft ale"

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 22 December, 2015, 07:02:30 am
Seen on a market stall sign on BBC news this morning "draft ale"

Beer for those who have been called up to perform military service?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 22 December, 2015, 07:14:52 am
Seen on a market stall sign on BBC news this morning "draft ale"

Beer for those who have been called up to perform military service?

Or for engineers whilst performing design work?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 22 December, 2015, 12:40:04 pm
Or their bespoke cider, Rough Copy.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Nuncio on 22 December, 2015, 12:45:36 pm
I  discovered yesterday that somebody who owns a restaurant should probably be a restaurateur and not a restauranter. So if I've ever previously written the word I'm cringing retrospectively at myself.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 22 December, 2015, 01:35:34 pm
Does that make you a retroranteur?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 24 December, 2015, 05:33:58 pm
Facebook friend has posted picture of grandson sitting by tree with gifts.

'Time for peasants' is the caption.

Bloody 'smart' phones!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 23 January, 2016, 09:14:45 am
Thank deity that there wasn't a pile of gits under the tree.

I am cringingly wondering if a "chail latté" is really a thing. I know little of trendy new-fangled beverages about which my daughter fleetingly enthuses, but staying for a moment with the Christmassy theme, I feel fairly sure that one of those ls shouldn't be there.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: jsabine on 23 January, 2016, 11:48:57 am
Indeed, there's no 'L' in Chai.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 23 January, 2016, 01:59:55 pm
Just come up on my Facebook feed.
I think there are at least four English usage errors in one tat!
AAARGH!
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1796445_1711816245771288_3607356136034025383_n.jpg?oh=1f09d554b56216fac6eca5e85aaa838e&oe=56FE180E)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 23 January, 2016, 03:48:44 pm
Just come up on my Facebook feed.
I think there are at least four English usage errors in one tat!
AAARGH!
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1796445_1711816245771288_3607356136034025383_n.jpg?oh=1f09d554b56216fac6eca5e85aaa838e&oe=56FE180E)

Surely that's the point?  Getting a conspicuous tattoo full of spelling errors being a prime illustration of past decisions affecting your life today.

Plus there's a Wally.  And it stinks of Photshop.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jurek on 23 January, 2016, 04:01:16 pm
Was the typo in Photoshop intentional?
Class, if so  :D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 23 January, 2016, 04:34:30 pm
Actually, if I were a printer, I'd be none too impressed with the spacing, kerning and letter proportions either!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 January, 2016, 10:55:10 am
I reckon you can count seven errors there if you consider the spelling, punctuation and grammar of "you're" as separate errors. And eight if you include the tattoo itself. Higher bids now being taken.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: jsabine on 24 January, 2016, 01:21:37 pm
I reckon four is fair: as both the commas are about needlessly subordinating the middle three words, I'm happy to count them both as one error, while triple-counting "you're" is simply gilding the lily.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 24 January, 2016, 01:37:07 pm
Then there's the sentiment, but that's not a spelling error.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 January, 2016, 08:03:02 pm
I reckon four is fair: as both the commas are about needlessly subordinating the middle three words, I'm happy to count them both as one error, while triple-counting "you're" is simply gilding the lily.
I'd agree if it was, say, a piece of schoolwork to be marked, but on an internet forum notably prone to pedantry for pedantry's sake, it seemed silly to be restrained!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jurek on 26 January, 2016, 03:23:10 pm
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1685/24000366463_3fd51287f7_b.jpg)

Also, services unavailable between Cuffley and Theydon Bois  ???
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 26 January, 2016, 04:04:27 pm
Indeed, there's no 'L' in Chai.
I went to a Thee Pubbe in Dover which had a sign outside proudly proclaiming "There's no 'F' i n lager".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Gareth Rees on 26 January, 2016, 04:27:06 pm
I am cringingly wondering if a "chail latté" is really a thing

If it is, it's due to junctural metanalysis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebracketing), like "adder" and "newt".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 26 January, 2016, 04:47:15 pm
I am cringingly wondering if a "chail latté" is really a thing

If it is, it's due to junctural metanalysis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebracketing), like "adder" and "newt".
Wow.  Thanks, that's really enlightening.  And it has (in a round about way) answered something which has mildly puzzled me for years: Why is an apple pie bed so called?  Obvious now.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 January, 2016, 11:31:47 pm
Perhaps in the case of chail latte we're seeing a "visual junctural metanalysis" caused by the similarity in appearance of i and l, rather than a phoneme from one word becoming joined to the other. Though I expect it's just a spelling mistake.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 01 February, 2016, 03:42:22 pm
Draconian parking penalty:
<<He said: "Three strikes and they're holed before the magistrates. And I think this behaviour will stop.">>
From http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35460348 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35460348)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 07 February, 2016, 01:32:30 pm
Yacfers are not the only pedants...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-35516158 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-35516158)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 07 February, 2016, 01:41:31 pm
Quite, it should have read "Born Awsum".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 07 February, 2016, 02:54:03 pm
At least they'll grow up with a grounding in Chinese operating instructions.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 08 February, 2016, 02:34:48 pm
Millimole retweeted this...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CapEAwvWwAIYhnw.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 08 February, 2016, 02:48:02 pm
<cackle>
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 08 February, 2016, 11:17:18 pm
This exorcising of dogs  -  does it work? And what about exorcising of other creatures, such as rats?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 09 February, 2016, 08:01:42 am
I suppose dog-collars are no protection.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 09 February, 2016, 09:48:15 am
I suppose dog-collars are no protection.
;D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 10 February, 2016, 02:47:53 pm
From Twitter by LMNH...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ca3FywbXEAAHY7o.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 10 February, 2016, 03:00:18 pm
I suspect that's more "hearing that makes you cringe".  No doubt a telephone was involved.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 17 February, 2016, 06:31:10 pm
No, Quest TV, those objects that have a wheel at each end and a 750 bhp Volvo in the middle are emphatically not "axels" >:(
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Guy on 03 March, 2016, 10:24:57 am
Quote
@BritishArmy: Soldiers from 2nd Batallion #Parachute Regiment head towards a #USAF CV-22 Osprey during Exercise Voijek Valour
:facepalm:

 
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 03 March, 2016, 07:58:39 pm
Pull Chord for Alarm

In our disabled toilet cubicle at work
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Torslanda on 04 March, 2016, 12:36:24 am
I'll name that tune in one!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 08 March, 2016, 07:31:31 pm
My latest Freegle post is offering me an 'Ambipur defuser'...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 10 March, 2016, 11:05:53 am
I saw a lorry from PALLLETLINE yesterday...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 10 March, 2016, 11:21:10 am
A lllorry, surely.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 15 March, 2016, 09:50:03 am
When did people start imagining that 'reckon' should be spelt 'recon'?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Guy on 15 March, 2016, 10:04:20 am
About the same time that people started spelling morale as "moral", pedal as "peddle" and kerb as "curb" :hand:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jakob W on 15 March, 2016, 04:09:57 pm
I think 'moral' is the original spelling though, or at least was the more common up until the Second World War.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 15 March, 2016, 04:33:12 pm
About the same time that people started spelling morale as "moral", pedal as "peddle" and kerb as "curb" :hand:

Or even curb as "kerb"... possibly.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Torslanda on 17 March, 2016, 02:34:48 pm
I think 'moral' is the original spelling though, or at least was the more common up until the Second World War.

I don't know about WWII but to me 'moral' is to do with right and wrong, whilst 'morale' is to do with how you're feeling. Two completely different words...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jakob W on 17 March, 2016, 03:27:13 pm
Right, but originally 'moral' seems to have covered both meanings; eg interwar theorists talked about the 'moral effect' of bombing.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 18 March, 2016, 07:47:53 am
Or the effect on the enemy's morale
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: cygnet on 18 March, 2016, 07:05:15 pm
I think that a moral effect would certainly affect morale.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 19 March, 2016, 10:27:26 am
I think 'moral' is the original spelling though, or at least was the more common up until the Second World War.

I don't know about WWII but to me 'moral' is to do with right and wrong, whilst 'morale' is to do with how you're feeling. Two completely different words...

Agree, but "moral" goes a bit further.  During WW1 "low moral fibre" meant a character defect more related to courage and resilience than right or wrong.  You could be LMF without being immoral.  That hooks it up to "morale".

Google's Ngrams (https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=moral%2C+morale&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cmoral%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cmorale%3B%2Cc0) show "moral" going back a long way, whereas the "morale" curve only begins to rise during WW1, which made me think it was adopted from the French.  In French it's spelt without the E, but English speakers could have added that to put the emphasis on the second syllable.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 19 March, 2016, 10:38:13 am
Though in those days LMF was such a Bad Thing it meant that, in the eyes of those handing out white feathers at Waterloo Station, you were almost certainly immoral as well.  What kind of heathen lowlife doesn't want to stand in no-man's land draped in a Union Jack and shout "Come and get me, you bally baby-bayoneting Hun swine!", eh?  They'll be campaigning to give women the vote next!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 20 March, 2016, 02:57:36 pm
Moral fibre, moral courage, courage of your convictions, etc. The two are clearly linked.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: orienteer on 22 April, 2016, 05:57:51 pm
Article on west London local news site about closed tube stations:

Another station that fell fowl of other stations' expansions, Brompton Road once stood in a convenient location for both the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Brompton Oratory.

I guess they chickened out.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 22 April, 2016, 06:25:40 pm
I see Sadiq Khan didn't appear to meet his potential electorate today.

<<Rita Begum and Shakim, 3, wait for Sadiq Khan in vein at Willesden Green Pic credit: Jonathan Goldberg>>

My bold
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 22 April, 2016, 06:32:09 pm
How bloody annoying!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: jsabine on 24 April, 2016, 02:10:37 pm
Well, it is one of the main transport arteries.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 24 April, 2016, 11:17:22 pm
Is spelling really that important?
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 25 April, 2016, 12:56:27 pm
Is spelling really that important?
(click to show/hide)

I can't possibly be the only person for whom that makes absolutely no sense.  Can someone cleverer than me I explain?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jakob W on 25 April, 2016, 01:04:36 pm
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangman_(game) may provide some context.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 25 April, 2016, 01:06:30 pm
(click to show/hide)

Not meant to be clever, just mildly amusing.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 25 April, 2016, 01:09:19 pm
 :facepalm: of course.  I think I've got the wrong brain fitted today.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: orienteer on 25 April, 2016, 01:42:58 pm
In Evening Standard website report on this week's Southern train strike this week:

Southern – owned by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) - plans major changes to the roll of conductor which will see responsibility for the doors switched to the driver – the union says this is unsafe and is opposed to driver-only operation.

Conductors getting too fat?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 25 April, 2016, 02:04:16 pm
I wonder if Govia also operate ferries? They could be thinking of a roll-on roll-off conductor.

Mine's the Carradice cape roll.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: orienteer on 11 May, 2016, 04:21:45 pm
Evening Standard report on a protester eating a banana erotically outside the Chinese embassy:

The novelty underwear store owner was filmed making an apparently light-hearted attempt to "erotically" eat the fruit, which he covered in chocolate source.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Auntie Helen on 04 June, 2016, 06:11:01 am
BBC News website features sidebar:

"Unstable Loners?
What Neitzche and Stalin had to say about singleness"
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 04 June, 2016, 01:14:03 pm
From the Telegraph:
Quote
Another useful bi-product of having a wider range of energy sources is that they make our energy system more stable.

It's a word that has potential but it's not the one they wanted!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: mattc on 09 June, 2016, 12:05:00 pm
no matter what your job in tails there is probably a good reason to protect your feet with a good pair of safety shoes
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 09 June, 2016, 12:17:22 pm
no matter what your job in tails...
Funeral director?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 09 June, 2016, 12:22:50 pm
no matter what your job in tails...
Funeral director?
Concert pianist?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 09 June, 2016, 02:19:40 pm
no matter what your job in tails...
Funeral director?
Concert pianist?
Manx cat repairer?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: mattc on 18 June, 2016, 08:12:46 am
This is more of a whinge, but it is about spelling!

Crutch

Crotch

2 different words. Different sounds. Different spelling. Its really not funny to make smutty jokes about innocent comments (e..g.  "Can i try out your crutch?"  )

OK, you can allow one for novelty, but I strongly suspect that most of these folks don't know they are different words. Not sure if I'm more annoyed by the repitition, or by the ignorance!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 18 June, 2016, 09:24:41 am
The confusion probably arose because some folk found "crotch" a bit crude and couldn't remember the word "groin" (or had never learnt it).
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 18 June, 2016, 12:06:29 pm
We passed a 'Contact Lense Centre' on the bus on Lillie Road, Fulham yesterday. David said it was closed.
Would anyone know if the street's name predates that of the Lillie Langtry hostelry?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 18 June, 2016, 12:28:07 pm
Lillie Road appears in 1871, so yes, it predates

http://maps.nls.uk/view/103313069
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 18 June, 2016, 01:25:06 pm
Visions of predatory roads: potholes, tintacks, gravel...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 07 July, 2016, 09:37:26 pm
Seen today on Goswell Road, Clerkenwell:

(http://staff.city.ac.uk/~jwo/acf/iRepairMacs.jpg)

Dom to Mac Guy: I'll tell you how to use apostrophes if you till me when to use spaces.
Mac Guy to Dom: No deal.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: madcow on 09 August, 2016, 12:16:02 pm
Gr***vale are looking for an experienced HR Manager to lead the HR process across their Cambridgeshire & Boarders sites.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 09 August, 2016, 01:08:04 pm
Seen today on Goswell Road, Clerkenwell:

(http://staff.city.ac.uk/~jwo/acf/iRepairMacs.jpg)

Dom to Mac Guy: I'll tell you how to use apostrophes if you till me when to use spaces.
Mac Guy to Dom: No deal.
Ah, what a delight! Now I know where to get my raincoat repaired!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jurek on 09 August, 2016, 01:54:39 pm
I'm arranging an airside pass for one of my fitters at Stansted.
The person I'm communicating with signs off her email: Deb's
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 09 August, 2016, 01:58:46 pm
I'm arranging an airside pass for one of my fitters at Stansted.
The person I'm communicating with signs off her email: Deb's

DETH is too good for some people :demon:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 09 August, 2016, 03:30:13 pm
This is more of a whinge, but it is about spelling!

Crutch

Crotch

2 different words. Different sounds. Different spelling. Its really not funny to make smutty jokes about innocent comments (e..g.  "Can i try out your crutch?"  )

OK, you can allow one for novelty, but I strongly suspect that most of these folks don't know they are different words. Not sure if I'm more annoyed by the repitition, or by the ignorance!
Yep.  That's the crutch of the matter.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: rr on 11 August, 2016, 06:24:09 pm
RR it's Anglian Water -- not Anglican Water
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 12 August, 2016, 04:53:09 pm
Not holy, then.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: mattc on 14 August, 2016, 02:22:40 pm
There's some sort of double-Freudian slip by a TCR rider on the facebook page - it tickled me, but may make some cringe:

Does anyone have a peddle wench I can borrow?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 14 August, 2016, 02:49:58 pm
He wants to borrow a shopgirl?  How frightfully common!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 14 August, 2016, 04:51:40 pm
But that was in another country...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 15 August, 2016, 10:12:14 pm
 ... and besides ...

Poor peddle wench.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: madcow on 01 September, 2016, 04:55:05 pm
I am spending a bit of time browsing the job ads at the moment.
I found this one today- not sure if i like the sound of LinCOLONshire.

https://jobs.fwi.co.uk/job/1401345742/regional-technical-agronomist-south-lincolonshire-england-uk/ (https://jobs.fwi.co.uk/job/1401345742/regional-technical-agronomist-south-lincolonshire-england-uk/)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 01 September, 2016, 10:37:02 pm
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/999390_323016777834368_41359114_n.jpg?oh=7923a1596ea62d8a2637dfa8a2003e01&oe=5845A439)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 01 September, 2016, 11:19:44 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: jsabine on 02 September, 2016, 12:54:31 am
I hope you followed instructions ...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Torslanda on 02 September, 2016, 12:02:46 pm
He'd be very popular if he could . . .
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 03 September, 2016, 02:21:20 pm
This is more of a whinge, but it is about spelling!

Crutch

Crotch

2 different words. Different sounds. Different spelling. Its really not funny to make smutty jokes about innocent comments (e..g.  "Can i try out your crutch?"  )

OK, you can allow one for novelty, but I strongly suspect that most of these folks don't know they are different words. Not sure if I'm more annoyed by the repitition, or by the ignorance!

crutch
krʌtʃ/Submit
noun
1.
a long stick with a crosspiece at the top, used as a support under the armpit by a lame person.
2.
the crotch of the body or a garment.
"a black skirt that barely hid her crutch"
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 09 September, 2016, 05:17:37 pm
We've been through the 'pedalling'/'peddling business many times before.<yawn>

It's time to vote for LCC Trustees.

One contender has PAID for a Facebook ad to improve his chances.
http://lcc.org.uk/pages/rich-stokoe (http://lcc.org.uk/pages/rich-stokoe)

I've not encountered him but I don't know if I can take him seriously....
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wombat on 09 September, 2016, 05:46:10 pm
Maybe he is actually a pedlar?

Highly flamin' unlikely, but you never know...

Mind you, I don't think that would make me want to vote for him, either!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 09 September, 2016, 06:10:47 pm
TBH Anyone who feels the need for a paid advert, without having much profile in cycling circles, is already damning himself.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 10 September, 2016, 12:51:52 pm
I have now pointed out the difference between peddle and pedal after AN Other on Facebook enquired as to what he peddled and there seemed to be a 'whoosh'...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 10 September, 2016, 03:48:37 pm
On an E-bay advert

"delivery can be arraigned, but cash on collection preferred"
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 22 September, 2016, 05:18:04 pm
The Park Café in Red Lion Square serves Morrocan Food and freshly squized juice.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Red+Lion+Square,+London+WC1R/@51.5193623,-0.1190552,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48761b35e9fe38b3:0x323e34f4587e0848!8m2!3d51.5191366!4d-0.1190006?hl=en (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Red+Lion+Square,+London+WC1R/@51.5193623,-0.1190552,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48761b35e9fe38b3:0x323e34f4587e0848!8m2!3d51.5191366!4d-0.1190006?hl=en)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 24 September, 2016, 02:06:56 pm
Some place I passed yesterday had regularly spaced billboards for forty km back up the road saying "$BUSINESS welcomes visitor's".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 26 September, 2016, 11:15:46 am
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14463045_1077341929046747_4050712024375911509_n.jpg?oh=e494a0a4a1aea36e0b25bbb542e56b25&oe=587BC455)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Peter on 26 September, 2016, 11:24:35 am
Officer:  Just come back with the apostrophe in "Angels" and we'll say no more about it.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 September, 2016, 03:52:18 pm
What about the missing full stop?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 27 September, 2016, 03:23:07 pm
I think this in the wrong thread.  ;D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 September, 2016, 03:30:26 pm
I just read a communiqué from "Pharmacy2U", which tells me that:

Quote
When you register with us, you are under Finlandiaely no commitment and can stop using the service at any time, for any reason.

This made me smile rather than cringe, though it doesn't exactly inspire confidence that the leaflet was apparently written by Kimi Räikkönen.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 27 September, 2016, 03:44:22 pm
You know these Finns - always in a hurry!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 27 September, 2016, 03:48:30 pm
Finlandiaely is Ely Dave's northern cousin.  :D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pickled Onion on 01 October, 2016, 07:51:46 am
Led.

Rhymes with red, fed, bed, shed. 25% easier to type than lead. Why's it so hard?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Nuncio on 01 October, 2016, 08:07:28 am
Because it also rhymes with 'Read'.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pickled Onion on 01 October, 2016, 08:35:51 am
It's a decent theory, but why isn't there a similar spelling of read as red? Phrases like "has lead to" seem to be amazingly common, even in publications with editors (http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/11/tory-politician-dismisses-claims-brexit-vote-has-lead-to-increase-in-hate-crime-6122320/), but virtually no-one says they "have red a book", even though it's more phonetic.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ruthie on 01 October, 2016, 08:42:02 am
Because we're a nation of followers?   ;)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 01 October, 2016, 09:29:29 am
English must maintain its lead in having more irregular verbs than regular.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: red marley on 01 October, 2016, 10:04:23 am
Led.

Rhymes with red, fed, bed, shed. 25% easier to type than lead. Why's it so hard?

Because it also rhymes with 'Read'.

And because it also rhymes with lead.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 01 October, 2016, 01:16:53 pm
I still get annoyed when people get woman and women wrong.
One man/woman, two men/women...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 01 October, 2016, 01:45:08 pm
I get pissed off at people who spell woman L-A-D-Y.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 01 October, 2016, 02:04:30 pm
I get pissed off at people who spell woman L-A-D-Y.

Ah, but when I do it, it's stylish.
</Dave_Lister>
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 01 October, 2016, 02:54:16 pm
Not to say that it doesn't have its place: it certainly does. But those who speak of men and ladies are in need of a suppository.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 01 October, 2016, 03:11:53 pm
What about Gentlemen :demon:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 01 October, 2016, 03:52:17 pm
Ladies and Gentlemen

or

Men and women.

Choose one phrase or the other; one does not mix-n-match the elements.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 01 October, 2016, 04:01:03 pm
Exactly.

Incidentally, the FFCT in its infinite constipation refers to men as hommes and women as feminines.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Guy on 10 October, 2016, 10:54:37 am
I do wish the numpties who knock-up our media round-up emails would pay attention to what they're doing

Quote
...Special report from Harrowgate Army Foundation College...

Twinned with Great Dunlawnmower?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 10 October, 2016, 11:28:21 am
I do wish the numpties who knock-up our media round-up emails would pay attention to what they're doing

Quote
...Special report from Harrowgate Army Foundation College...

Twinned with Great Dunlawnmower?

Guy made me done a roffle :D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 10 October, 2016, 11:31:02 am
Lead is heavy but led makes light.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 10 October, 2016, 12:45:47 pm
Lead is heavy but led makes light.

Unless it's a zeppelin.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 11 October, 2016, 05:39:59 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cuf_J2gW8AEwn-S.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 11 October, 2016, 10:23:30 pm
Finlandiaely is Ely Dave's northern cousin.  :D

I've been referred to in a non-bike related thread.  Somehow I feel I've arrived.

And yes, they're just over the border from Norfolk, to the right of the yellowbellies and a bit further up.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 12 October, 2016, 07:53:23 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cuf_J2gW8AEwn-S.jpg)

Hence the atonal shofar.**

In later years I occasionally have trouble with double letters, since English doubles some that French doesn't and probably v.v.  Similarly, whereas some English words use the -ible suffix, French uses -able consistently; I tend to forget which English words do what.


** "he didn't never blow no sofa". Thank-you Mr. C.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 12 October, 2016, 02:52:39 pm
At least they didn't call it "Yom Kipper", which I bet many a spillchucker-user has fallen victim to.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 12 October, 2016, 11:33:03 pm
The Shofar isn't really atonal, mainly being blown in the fundamental and a perfect fifth up on this. (The resonance was enough to bring down the walls of Jericho...)
It is only blown on Yom Kippur's termination, to announce the end of the Fast.

It is blown 100 times on both days of the New Year so this greeting is basically almost as wrong as depicting the Last Supper on a Christmas card.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 13 October, 2016, 07:58:51 am
In later years I occasionally have trouble with double letters, since English doubles some that French doesn't and probably v.v.  Similarly, whereas some English words use the -ible suffix, French uses -able consistently; I tend to forget which English words do what.

Duh. I was forgetting such French words as horrible, terrible etc.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 13 October, 2016, 10:44:57 am
At least they didn't call it "Yom Kipper", which I bet many a spillchucker-user has fallen victim to.
Wasn't the Yom Kipper War a result of Iceland trying to extend its fishing limits?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 13 October, 2016, 11:53:06 am
Aren't you thinking of the "Yum, kipper!" Iceland advert?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: JonBuoy on 16 December, 2016, 07:44:19 pm
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/293/30843956894_f3fe96af83_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NZzkNf)20161216_184719 (https://flic.kr/p/NZzkNf) by jwilton634 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/22204998@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 20 February, 2017, 12:42:02 pm
There seems to be an outbreak of people misusing 'programme' for computer contexts recently.  This bugs me more than it should, as it's a semi-legitimate BRITISH spelling, and innocent tech journalists may have their hands tied by some ignorant style guide.

But in my brain 'program' and 'programme' are different words, and encountering the latter used as a verb in particular seems to cause me to have to change gear and re-read the sentence with the correct interpretation.  It's not like getting 'disc'[1] and 'disk'[2] mixed up, where it still makes grammatical sense, or when Americans use their spelling for everything because they don't have a distinction.


[1] BRITISH for "flat round thing"
[2] A magnetic storage medium
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 20 February, 2017, 01:20:33 pm
I wonder if this is the Pondian distinction becoming more important than the distinction of meaning? When program was introduced, we (right-ponders) adopted the left-ponders' spelling to distinguish the new meaning. Now the once new meaning is well known there's less need to adopt a special spelling to say, "Look! This is a new word! It does not mean what you think it means!" Similarly with disc and disk, the meaning is usually clear from context. And isn't "disc" the standard spelling for the storage medium? Certainly the official "Compact disc" logo spells it with a c.

Edit: You say "magnetic storage medium", so you'd have a floppy disk but a compact disc. I think noting that level of distinction goes beyond spelling into jargon.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 20 February, 2017, 01:43:47 pm

In later years I occasionally have trouble with double letters, since English doubles some that French doesn't and probably v.v.  Similarly, whereas some English words use the -ible suffix, French uses -able consistently; I tend to forget which English words do what.


Was this deliberate?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 20 February, 2017, 01:45:39 pm
I wonder if this is the Pondian distinction becoming more important than the distinction of meaning? When program was introduced, we (right-ponders) adopted the left-ponders' spelling to distinguish the new meaning. Now the once new meaning is well known there's less need to adopt a special spelling to say, "Look! This is a new word! It does not mean what you think it means!"

Oh yes, I fully admit to being an old middle-aged fart about it.  I suspect this is only ever going to irk The Generation Who Could Program The Timer On The VCR.


Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 20 February, 2017, 02:02:37 pm
Pity the poor Americans who never had the opportunity to make the distinction!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 20 February, 2017, 04:50:51 pm
Actually, can we step up that rant to people using both spellings interchangeably in the same article (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38677721)?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 20 February, 2017, 05:13:45 pm
Hmm. Skimming through that, at first I thought they were trying to distinguish between verb and noun by spelling. But no. What I find at least as annoying about that article is the way it's written in one-sentence paragraphs, but that seems to be BBC house style.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 20 February, 2017, 05:19:10 pm
They've also misspelled GOTO.  I assume a non-technical editor has been meddling.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 01 March, 2017, 08:34:46 am
Quote
Two street preachers who used offensive language during an event in Bristol city centre have been convicted of a religiously aggravated public order offence.

The men were arrested in Broadmead in July last year following complaints about comments they were making about Islam and homesexuality.
Fouls committed while "playing away".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 01 March, 2017, 09:45:04 am

In later years I occasionally have trouble with double letters, since English doubles some that French doesn't and probably v.v.  Similarly, whereas some English words use the -ible suffix, French uses -able consistently; I tend to forget which English words do what.


Was this deliberate?

Could well have been, I can't remmember.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Guy on 01 March, 2017, 02:49:18 pm
According to gmap-pedometer.com, the tourist attraction at Woburn is a
Quote
Saffari Park
:facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 27 March, 2017, 03:26:19 pm
A friend has posted a picture of 'St Matins in the Fields'.
Appears to have been before noon on the clock...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 27 March, 2017, 03:34:05 pm
Just about to become St Midi's!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 27 March, 2017, 03:48:33 pm
I wonder if this is the Pondian distinction becoming more important than the distinction of meaning? When program was introduced, we (right-ponders) adopted the left-ponders' spelling to distinguish the new meaning. Now the once new meaning is well known there's less need to adopt a special spelling to say, "Look! This is a new word! It does not mean what you think it means!"

Oh yes, I fully admit to being an old middle-aged fart about it.  I suspect this is only ever going to irk The Generation Who Could Program The Timer On The VCR.



Wrong.

There is a generation before yours who began to use computers.

Some of us used (and still use) and wrote 'programmes', and stored (and still store) them on 'discs'.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 27 March, 2017, 03:51:04 pm
Oh you young thing. Ours were stored on punched paper tape.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 27 March, 2017, 03:52:51 pm
I was editing a piece of writing last week which was all in "UK English" except for 'program' – referring to plans and schemes, nothing to do with software at all. I've got to admit it looks neater without the "superfluous" letters on the end (but I still corrected it).
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 27 March, 2017, 05:02:15 pm
It doesn't look neater; it looks rudely interrupted.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 27 March, 2017, 05:18:36 pm
There is a generation before yours who began to use computers.

Some of us used (and still use) and wrote 'programmes', and stored (and still store) them on 'discs'.

So won't be irked by use of the British spelling, will they?

Also, those of my generation who cut their teeth in the BBC/RISCOS world, where British spelling proliferated.  But that's not even in the top ten things that are weird about RISCOS - who cares about spelling when they do *that* with punctuation?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 28 March, 2017, 11:13:18 am
We get irked by the USAnian misspelling ;)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 28 March, 2017, 01:54:16 pm
blent

as in "sunlight and shadow blent into confusion."

From a Poul Anderson novel dated back to 1961. I've never seen the word before, though it makes perfect sense.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 28 March, 2017, 02:27:39 pm
Kaya Burgess has jus Tweeted this.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8Aegx6WkAAe3kD.jpg:large)

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 28 March, 2017, 02:39:41 pm
Oh, baguette!  Took me a full minute to work that out.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 28 March, 2017, 02:41:38 pm
yes, but who does the sandwich feeling?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Peter on 28 March, 2017, 02:54:32 pm
None of that makes me cringe, just cheers me up!  I like the fourth meal choice of Boris Johnson, though that might be unintended.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 28 March, 2017, 03:32:07 pm
There's a hole in my bugget
Dear Lisa, dear Lisa...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 11 April, 2017, 12:52:02 am
A friend of Mrs. Wow's, who is a nurse, has a little mnemonic he finds useful.

Doesn't
It
Always
Run
Really
Horribly
Over
Each
Ankle
?

 :D

Edit: that's pretty much a haiku!  O:-)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 11 April, 2017, 09:02:19 am
<chortle>
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: innesh on 11 April, 2017, 09:26:59 am
Desperate,
In
A
Real
Rush,
Hurry,
Or
Else
Accident

 :D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 11 April, 2017, 10:32:47 am
Once when I was very small, we were supposed to be visiting my aunt for the weekend but she put us off because she had an ear infection. I assumed this must be a case of that "dire ear" that I'd heard grown-ups talking about. But of course I asked the teacher for the correct spelling when I wrote up the story for "What I did at the weekend" at school the following Monday...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 11 April, 2017, 02:17:23 pm
In Ye Shedde the bowel condition was known as 'dire rear'...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 11 April, 2017, 02:19:19 pm
In Ye Shedde the bowel condition was known as 'dire rear'...

Bristolian is the 'dire ill'.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 11 April, 2017, 02:22:19 pm
A friend of Mrs. Wow's, who is a nurse, has a little mnemonic he finds useful.

Doesn't
It
Always
Run
Really
Horribly
Over
Each
Ankle
?

 :D

Edit: that's pretty much a haiku!  O:-)

But still shit poetry.   ;)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 11 April, 2017, 02:30:43 pm
Chap I knew long ago had a great biblical-type spiel about the Three Daughters of Rhea, Diah, Pyah and Gonah.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 11 April, 2017, 04:06:44 pm
But still shit poetry.   ;)

Would sir like his coat?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 11 April, 2017, 06:55:28 pm
In Ye Shedde the bowel condition was known as 'dire rear'...

This spelling is canonical IMHO.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fuaran on 17 April, 2017, 12:26:49 am
From an Ebay listing: options for "Very Taught" or "Semi Taught" springs.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: graculus on 17 April, 2017, 09:46:42 am
Their curriculum was obviously not stretching them enough.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 18 April, 2017, 09:12:57 pm
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17951755_1798780677107800_9118032158884544889_n.jpg?oh=bf47ffc9569df9b191a36ef96bc21066&oe=598E011E)

No. 6 - from the pitching instructions of a Tera Nova Laser Space 2.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 24 June, 2017, 07:56:14 pm
Effected instead of affected, three times in a document  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 25 June, 2017, 01:29:18 pm
Friday night's dinner receipt from Surgeons Lodge, Edinburgh:1

'Lion of Roast Lamb' - almost Biblical!

1) The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has this Ten Hill Place hotel adjacent to Surgeons' Hall on Nicolson Street. It's open to the public and Fellows of the College get a discount. This was the hotel restaurant, where we dined with a friend.

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 28 July, 2017, 09:35:01 pm
http://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/pop-up-gazebo-318786

Quote
Includes aluminium poles and folding steal frame structure, with polyester cover and carry case.

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 29 July, 2017, 09:03:39 am
http://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/pop-up-gazebo-318786

Quote
Includes aluminium poles and folding steal frame structure, with polyester cover and carry case.


So that you can fold your tent and silently steel away.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ruthie on 30 July, 2017, 06:56:19 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4308/36206540306_45684e8c85_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XarZ1W)Coming over all intolerant (https://flic.kr/p/XarZ1W) by Ruth Irving (https://www.flickr.com/photos/106826773@N02/), on Flickr
Oh, the irony.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 03 August, 2017, 11:30:44 am
As I was riding past a local school this morning, I noticed that they give their 'facsmile' number on the board by the entrance.

Aside from the hubristic pomposity of spelling it out in full rather than using the popular abbreviation and then getting the spelling wrong, I wonder if any of the kids at the school even know what a fax is.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 03 August, 2017, 11:55:42 am
facsmile: 'polite' spelling of "fuck smile".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 03 August, 2017, 07:54:05 pm
Boarder.

As in boarder force, boarder controls, the boarder between two countries.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 03 August, 2017, 08:09:25 pm
'Damming' when 'damning' was the intention. From an MP no less.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 04 August, 2017, 11:45:39 am
Send for the Damn Busters!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 05 August, 2017, 03:15:12 pm
MP was discussing Grenfell Tower related report. Damn busters would be worrying!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 06 August, 2017, 08:20:11 pm
Quote
on mass

 ::-)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 06 August, 2017, 08:25:10 pm
Seen on on a restaurant review on TripAdvisor: aperoteefs
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Torslanda on 06 August, 2017, 08:30:21 pm
His and hers dentures?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: orienteer on 06 August, 2017, 09:30:33 pm
Dentures?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Zipperhead on 06 August, 2017, 09:46:57 pm
Dentures?

aperoteefs
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 22 August, 2017, 05:45:27 pm
And, special mention for Asda

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/22/asda-10000-bags-for-life-isle-of-white-spelling-error-wight

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: jsabine on 22 August, 2017, 06:32:25 pm
In a CV, fast paste environment.

In the freshly cut vinyl on the door of a newly rebranded gym, Lifetyle.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 22 August, 2017, 06:43:41 pm
Dentures?

aperoteefs

massachusetts
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jurek on 22 August, 2017, 07:09:04 pm
In a CV, fast paste environment.

In the freshly cut vinyl on the door of a newly rebranded gym, Lifetyle.
That made oi larf  ;D
Can you spread it about?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 23 August, 2017, 12:09:55 pm
(http://i1.bristolpost.co.uk/incoming/article346685.ece/ALTERNATES/s810/SweatshitJPG.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 23 August, 2017, 12:44:20 pm
^^^ <blert>. Got tea on my T-shit now.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 31 August, 2017, 02:54:22 pm
Quote
on mass

 ::-)
in a similar vein
Quote
just encase you haven't seen
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 03 September, 2017, 05:12:54 am
Saw a billboard for a business in deepest South Dakota this morning:

Quote from: Dick
Dick's Body Shop

But Dick offers a
Quote from: Dick
24-hr Toe Service

I'm no longer sure whether Dick is a panel-beater or a chiropodist ;D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 05 September, 2017, 07:00:51 am
BBC look easy, person caption on interview had them described as working for " cambrdidge IVF"

It's not the typo, it's the lack of proof read at the beeb of all places. :o
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 05 September, 2017, 08:03:14 am
BBC look easy, person caption on interview had them described as working for " cambrdidge IVF"

It's not the typo, it's the lack of proof read at the beeb of all places. :o

Y'what? ???
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 05 September, 2017, 08:07:32 am
BBC look easy, person caption on interview had them described as working for " cambrdidge IVF"

It's not the typo, it's the lack of proof read at the beeb of all places. :o

Y'what? ???

FFS auto correct BBC Look EAST, our local news.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 05 September, 2017, 10:04:10 am
Ah.  Ta.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: madcow on 07 September, 2017, 10:35:58 pm
"A salary package will be offered commiserate with experience" - an actual job advert seen today.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 07 September, 2017, 11:13:44 pm
"A salary package will be offered commiserate with experience" - an actual job advert seen today.
"We're really sorry, we can't pay very much."
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 08 September, 2017, 12:31:11 am
"A salary package will be offered commiserate with experience" - an actual job advert seen today.

<pedant>
That's more a malapropism than a misspelling. Do we need a malapropism thread or should we merge them all into a pedants' corner?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 15 September, 2017, 08:47:52 am
From my Freecycle "wanted" mail

Quote
Books  - Any kind of Books you don't need anymore will be grate to collect. Thanks.

do we surmise this individual is intending to sell the volumes, or just needs more practice?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 15 September, 2017, 09:01:10 am
Obligated.

It's the nails on the blackboard of the English language.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 19 September, 2017, 03:17:04 pm
https://twitter.com/LondonHam/status/910145374345711616
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 19 September, 2017, 04:28:01 pm
I was disappointed to see 'bravley' and 'adorded' in consecutive death announcements for the same person.

Can't work out if this family has collective spelling problems or whether the newspaper is at fault.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: jsabine on 20 September, 2017, 01:09:55 am
Obligated.

It's the nails on the blackboard of the English language.

As a self-confessed pedant, I feel, well, obligated to ask what on earth is wrong with the word.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: nicknack on 20 September, 2017, 12:55:23 pm
It has an 'a' and a 't' too many.
I know it's a real word but it's horrible and rather pointless.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 20 September, 2017, 02:32:36 pm
Interestingly (or not), Ngrams show that "obligate" occurs only half as much as "oblige" in US English, and about a third as much in British English. In English fiction (US & UK combined, I suppose) it occurs hardly at all. I'd guess that writers of English literature don't like it either. I'd also guess that when it does occur it's English authors satirizing Americans.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 20 September, 2017, 02:51:48 pm
Obligated and obliged don't have entirely the same meaning though. Here's a quote from a certain forumite  :D using 'obliged' in a way which, IMO, could not be expressed with obligated.
Last Sunday, a bloke in a Beamer started encroaching on my right of way and looked decidedly pissed off when I continued and obliged him to stop. He then had to drive round three sides of a rough rectangle and round a roundabout to get where he was going, whereas the cycle path I was on cut straight across.  It was delightful to meet him again at the far side and get onto the cyclist-priority crossing just before he reached it. :demon: :D
To my mind, where obliged has the sense of 'physically forced', as there, it can't be replaced with obligated. Obligated expresses a sense of obliged which is more like 'bureaucratically compelled'. Whether it's worth having a slightly ugly word to express that particular sense of 'obliged', I'm not sure, but it is distinct.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: The French Tandem on 22 September, 2017, 05:21:25 pm
To my mind, where obliged has the sense of 'physically forced', as there, it can't be replaced with obligated. Obligated expresses a sense of obliged which is more like 'bureaucratically compelled'. Whether it's worth having a slightly ugly word to express that particular sense of 'obliged', I'm not sure, but it is distinct.

For me, obligated means something like "compelled by politeness/courtesy", is this right?

On our last trip to Hungary, where keeping your headlights on all the time is compulsory, we were welcomed at the border by a sign that said "Obligatory headlights on"  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: jsabine on 22 September, 2017, 05:42:58 pm
Politeness, courtesy, morality, social pressure, regulation, law - any or all of those, I think. Obliged doesn't necessarily have any of those overtones and, as Cudzo says, can include physically compelled.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: archy on 23 September, 2017, 08:33:28 am
An article discussing Trump's mental state said he had demetia.  He'll be going after Camelot next.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 23 September, 2017, 12:26:58 pm
Obligated and obliged don't have entirely the same meaning though.

That seems to be based on the popular notion that extra syllables add gravitas or emphasis (see also: use vs utilise).

Obligate is just a back-formation from obligation, which in turn derives from oblige. Any difference in meaning is defined by custom rather than etymology.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: archy on 23 September, 2017, 08:17:15 pm
Quote
after my visit to Conceria Fiori, I unlocked my bicycle and peddled about 2km southeast of the old tannery to her old address in central Turin.

 :o  ::-)>:( ??? :facepalm: :hand:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170913-how-italian-women-used-words-to-fight-the-nazis
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 25 September, 2017, 10:25:49 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKl88edWsAAGibo.jpg:large)

Oh dear!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 26 September, 2017, 07:46:27 am
That's quite worrying, with winter approaching.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 September, 2017, 09:41:40 am
Obligated and obliged don't have entirely the same meaning though.

That seems to be based on the popular notion that extra syllables add gravitas or emphasis (see also: use vs utilise).

Obligate is just a back-formation from obligation, which in turn derives from oblige. Any difference in meaning is defined by custom rather than etymology.
Obviously Evidently Self-evidentially so.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 26 September, 2017, 10:50:59 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKl88edWsAAGibo.jpg:large)

Oh dear!

Considering the particulates from open fires, that's probably not inaccurate.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 26 September, 2017, 11:05:38 am
They were doing so well...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4331/37072037620_56e582efed_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 26 September, 2017, 08:58:46 pm
Mrs P and I are a bit epoplectic at the moment.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 September, 2017, 09:25:00 pm
Lance Armstrong is to make an official epology for his drug use.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: The Movers on 26 September, 2017, 10:35:43 pm
Mrs P and are a bit epoplectic at the moment.

Appoxy resin  ;) ;D

Edited to preserve pedantic sanity!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 28 September, 2017, 10:48:46 pm
Mrs P and I are a bit epoplectic at the moment.

Appoxy resin  ;) ;D

Edited to preserve pedantic sanity!
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 28 September, 2017, 10:50:04 pm
Mrs P and I are a bit epoplectic at the moment.

Appoxy resin  ;) ;D

Edited to preserve pedantic sanity!

 :-*
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 08 October, 2017, 03:11:59 pm
Glorious story and photo of postie and little (cl)one Audaxing on Facebook.

Peddle fell off child's bike...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 08 October, 2017, 08:59:03 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLmLFGOXUAAtS3T.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 08 October, 2017, 10:35:01 pm
What? But but but devil dogs!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 08 October, 2017, 11:04:56 pm
Of course, it makes perfect sense if you think dog poo is an evil spirit...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: liam_whippet on 09 October, 2017, 01:00:19 am
It makes even more sense if you notice where the housing is ..

 :demon: :demon: :demon:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 09 October, 2017, 01:30:13 am
Witch area?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: liam_whippet on 09 October, 2017, 09:08:11 am
Moving from spelling to grammar - have you also noticed the high number of gerunds per square foot?

And it has an unexpected rhythm to it.

Maybe it's an incantation:

[I believe in]
housing Pendle,
the playing of ball games,
the riding of cycles,
t'exorcising* of dogs..

..the forgiveness of sins,
and the life of the world to come.

 :demon: :demon: :demon:

[* it is oop North, isn't it?]
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pickled Onion on 10 October, 2017, 09:35:02 pm
In the interests of irritating pedantry, Housing Pendle is not a gerund it's a verbal noun.

Yeah, yeah, I know the fucking* grammar pedants' thread is over there -->

* not a gerund either, a present participle.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 11 October, 2017, 08:29:29 am
There's no verb.  No verb = no sentence = no meaning.

Yeah, I know, tell it to the judge. Eppur si muove.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 11 October, 2017, 11:32:22 am
Lance Armstrong is to make an official epology for his drug use.
That might mak Lance cringe, but delighted me! :D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 11 October, 2017, 02:03:39 pm
Lance Armstrong is to make an official epology for his drug use.
That might mak Lance cringe, but delighted me! :D

Tyke goes native!  :) ;D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 12 October, 2017, 09:26:08 am
:D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fimm on 16 October, 2017, 12:19:17 pm
Other Half insists on spelling "prizes" as "prices".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Auntie Helen on 28 October, 2017, 07:19:14 am
The independent has an interesting disease spelling

“Border Patrol has been unable to tell me what threat or in what manner this 10-year-old child with cerebral paisley is posing to the US. They haven’t really answered that question. So this is where we use our tax dollars."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-border-patrol-cerebral-palsy-boy-undocumented-immigrant-emergency-surgery-rosamaria-martinez-a8019711.html
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 28 October, 2017, 10:22:07 am
I have noticed an apparent increase in 'non' for 'none' and 'recon' for 'reckon'. 
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: David Martin on 28 October, 2017, 09:11:16 pm
Some very funny ones here on (ahem) Sporcle.
http://www.sporcle.com/games/Purple_Parrot/send-me-a-sign
Number 11 is quite timely.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: David Martin on 28 October, 2017, 09:35:47 pm
A friend suffers terribly from parcels delivered to the wrong address. She lives at 6 Deanbank Street, and the people in  16 Bank Street are rather annoyed. 
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 28 October, 2017, 09:36:50 pm
recon = reconnoitre surely?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 28 October, 2017, 09:40:06 pm
A friend suffers terribly from parcels delivered to the wrong address. She lives at 6 Deanbank Street, and the people in  16 Bank Street are rather annoyed.

Suggests postcodes are not being checked/used correctly...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: David Martin on 28 October, 2017, 10:15:18 pm
It is breakfast time. Would you rather have a bacon role or a bacon roll?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 28 October, 2017, 10:33:50 pm
It is breakfast time. Would you rather have a bacon role or a bacon roll?

PLEASE don't fry and eat me! Promise I'll behave!

Miss Piggy.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pedaldog on 29 October, 2017, 01:29:38 am
Trufax!

Seen in a clinic waiting room (Bowness in Cumbria)..."We offer specialist help to those who suffer Dyselxia".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 29 October, 2017, 01:45:35 am
Auntie Helen Tweeted a pic of a blackboard outside a German house of refreshment.
Being FOREIGN errors are understandable.

Muld wine was on offer
as were crêpe's.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pickled Onion on 29 October, 2017, 08:01:23 am
recon = reconnoitre surely?

I always thought that recon was short for reconditioned and is pronounced ree-con. As in 'recon engine'.

The internet says I'm wrong, it's pronounced ri-'con and means reconnaissance. Surely the word for that is recce?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pickled Onion on 29 October, 2017, 08:30:25 am
I have noticed an apparent increase in 'non' for 'none' and 'recon' for 'reckon'.

And 'tele' for 'telly'.

It's probably down to the fact they are all accepted by spellcheckers.

ETA - and again the internet tells me I'm wrong! US dictionaries claim it's a British word. Really? That's why all the actual British dictionaries say it's 'telly'.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 29 October, 2017, 08:45:15 am
recon = reconnoitre surely?

I always thought that recon was short for reconditioned and is pronounced ree-con. As in 'recon engine'.

The internet says I'm wrong, it's pronounced ri-'con and means reconnaissance. Surely the word for that is recce?
I'd happily go with either, but not reckon
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 30 October, 2017, 08:16:59 am
US dictionaries claim it's a British word. Really?

It's a Greek word, surely? ;)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 30 October, 2017, 09:06:37 am
Like that nice Mr. Saveloy?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Owthathurt on 31 October, 2017, 08:59:51 pm
Campagnola

I'm rarely offended by misspellings as I'm not too hot myself at spelling, and there's no such thing as "correct" spelling, really, as it's an evolutionary thing, but this one makes me :sick:  Don't people look at their components, or are they misreading the fancy writing?

That bugs the shit outta me...... its Compognolo FFS.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Owthathurt on 31 October, 2017, 09:03:58 pm
https://www.opentable.ie/r/campagnola-new-york   :P
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ruthie on 31 October, 2017, 11:15:38 pm
I called out a mate for sharing right-wing shite on Facebook.  I asked him for his sources.

He replied that he liked to troll the internet for articles.

I think he meant trawl.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 01 November, 2017, 12:35:31 am
'Charring' [sic] Cross from the London Transport Museum Gift shop.
https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/homeware/kitchenware/hidden-london-mug-charring-cross (https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/homeware/kitchenware/hidden-london-mug-charring-cross)

Thankfully, it's Charing Cross in the mug.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 01 November, 2017, 08:37:59 am
As issued to KKK members.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 01 November, 2017, 08:42:11 am
I called out a mate for sharing right-wing shite on Facebook.  I asked him for his sources.

He replied that he liked to troll the internet for articles.

I think he meant trawl.

Trolling really is a method of fishing, rather more piecemeal than trawling.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 01 November, 2017, 09:00:24 am
https://www.opentable.ie/r/campagnola-new-york   :P
http://lacampagnuola.co.uk/#menu-section

My Italian's not too hot existent, but I guess it means or at least is intended to imply something rural.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: eck on 01 November, 2017, 09:05:50 am
https://www.opentable.ie/r/campagnola-new-york   :P
http://lacampagnuola.co.uk/#menu-section

My Italian's not too hot existent, but I guess it means or at least is intended to imply something rural.

Do they have lasagna on the menu?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: jsabine on 01 November, 2017, 11:19:43 am
https://www.opentable.ie/r/campagnola-new-york   :P
http://lacampagnuola.co.uk/#menu-section

My Italian's not too hot existent, but I guess it means or at least is intended to imply something rural.

Do they have lasagna on the menu?

They're individual ones, so they refer to each as a lasagno.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: spesh on 12 November, 2017, 01:34:01 am
Alabama journalism...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOXY-XMVAAAJKy1.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Moleman76 on 12 November, 2017, 02:39:27 am
if you're worried about a trans-gender person in the girl's restroom, but not about this guy with any underage woman, you just have to clam up
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 12 November, 2017, 10:33:49 am
[OT anecdote] None of the women in the Ladies loos at Shrewsbury station seemed at all bothered by the obviously male Giraffe's presence there last week.

Sole wheelchair accessible loo was out of order, we had missed a connection due to a train fire and I was bustin'...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 12 November, 2017, 02:53:04 pm
Alabama journalism...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOXY-XMVAAAJKy1.jpg)

Re that "Muscle Shoals", there is really a town of that name:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals,_Alabama

Quote
There are several explanations on how the city got its name. One is that the city gets its name from a former natural feature of the Tennessee River, namely a shallow zone where mussels were gathered. When the area was first settled, the distinct spelling "mussel" to refer to a shellfish had not yet been fully adopted.

That's their story.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 13 November, 2017, 12:31:55 pm
I would have thought that most people who like good music would know of Muscle Shoals, or, at least, the recording studio.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 13 November, 2017, 12:37:27 pm
I would have thought that most people who like good music would know of Muscle Shoals, or, at least, the recording studio.

I've heard of the studio but it never occurred to me that it was named after a place.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Riggers on 13 November, 2017, 12:49:40 pm
I'm going to start mine with "Why-oh-why-why!" Which doesn't refer to annoying mangling of sentence structure, but mis-pronunciation of British words. "Why-oh- (etc)" can't Americans pronounce missile, as it should be, rather than as they do – missile, pronounced as whistle. They don't pronounce projectile – projectall.

Grrrrr. (pronounced properly)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 13 November, 2017, 01:11:00 pm
Whither the cruise prayer-book?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 08 December, 2017, 01:16:55 am
(https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/13934/production/_99108108_indigobluebadge2.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Moleman76 on 08 December, 2017, 02:58:56 am
^ pack your broadsword or flintlocks
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 08 December, 2017, 08:30:31 am
TBH the spelling's the least bad thing about that.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 08 December, 2017, 04:23:47 pm
TBH the spelling's the least bad thing about that.

TBF the 'scheme' has been rescinded following a backlash.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 08 December, 2017, 04:52:39 pm
Good!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Owthathurt on 23 December, 2017, 03:49:07 pm
Apparently Lance was using a lot of Persian.............

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/14-worst-typos-ever
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pickled Onion on 23 December, 2017, 05:21:06 pm
From that:

Quote
14) Apparently, floor cloth won him seven Tour de Frances.

Hint: if you're going to take the piss out of someone's spelling and grammar...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 23 December, 2017, 07:42:54 pm
From that:

Quote
14) Apparently, floor cloth won him seven Tour de Frances.

Hint: if you're going to take the piss out of someone's spelling and grammar...

I am no domestic cleaning goddess and have not read these diaries but I presume the 'floor cloth' refers to chamois leather.

I thought that was used for windows not floors...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on 23 December, 2017, 07:47:50 pm
Remember kids, choose rugs, not drugs!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ian H on 23 December, 2017, 08:04:45 pm
recon = reconnoitre surely?

I always thought that recon was short for reconditioned and is pronounced ree-con. As in 'recon engine'.

The internet says I'm wrong, it's pronounced ri-'con and means reconnaissance. Surely the word for that is recce?
I'd happily go with either, but not reckon

I reckon you're right either way about 'recon'.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ian on 26 December, 2017, 06:55:44 pm
I did see someone use 'tangiful' earlier rather than 'tangible'. But I think it's a word the English language is sorely missing.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 26 December, 2017, 07:36:47 pm
Would tangiful describe a tasty citrus confection?
It should!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wombat on 26 December, 2017, 08:06:24 pm
I would have thought that most people who like good music would know of Muscle Shoals, or, at least, the recording studio.

I don't believe J S Bach, Messrs Purcell, Dowland or Cesar Franck ever recorded there, so no...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: clarion on 27 December, 2017, 11:21:45 am
I would have thought that most people who like good music would know of Muscle Shoals, or, at least, the recording studio.

I don't believe J S Bach, Messrs Purcell, Dowland or Cesar Franck ever recorded there, so no...
Exactly my point! :P ;)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 December, 2017, 05:38:25 pm
If you've never heard The Swampers' "Variations On A Theme By Thomas Tallis" you simply haven't lived!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 20 January, 2018, 10:31:40 am
Do YOU fight with your partner all night long? This seller on eBay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEMPUR-Symphony-Anti-Snore-Duel-Sided-Head-Neck-Support-Pillow-Brand-New-Boxed/332520150053) has the perfect product for you
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 27 January, 2018, 09:49:18 pm
Nicked from partner's Facebook page.
Back to School...
(https://scontent.flhr2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/23846010_1030090330463925_5324437140129305246_o.jpg?oh=ad504743763f826de649caa84698b997&oe=5ADA863A)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 27 January, 2018, 10:10:54 pm
Do YOU fight with your partner all night long? This seller on eBay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEMPUR-Symphony-Anti-Snore-Duel-Sided-Head-Neck-Support-Pillow-Brand-New-Boxed/332520150053) has the perfect product for you

Heh. I always laugh when I see someone has written 'duel carriageway'.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 01 February, 2018, 07:16:23 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42782487 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42782487)

According to the last picture, the yolk is his favourite event.

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 04 February, 2018, 04:59:30 pm
Estate agent ad on my Facebook feed describes house as 'blank canvass'.
I'm sure they didn't want local politics!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 12 February, 2018, 02:36:04 pm
Since he's a sometime poster in this thread, I reckon citoyen is fair game for this one:

...None of the crew seems particularly phased when Weird Shit starts happening.*

 ;)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 12 February, 2018, 02:38:17 pm
Since he's a sometime poster in this thread, I reckon citoyen is fair game for this one:

...None of the crew seems particularly phased when Weird Shit starts happening.*

 ;)

From the context of the post, I thought that was deliberate.  Maybe I've been watching too much Star Trek.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 11 May, 2018, 09:29:54 am
From Auntie's feature about teachers of colour...
Quote
With support from a senior colleague, she became head at Beckford - although her ascent attracted some harassment.

Seem not to know accent from ascent!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42649541 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42649541)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 11 May, 2018, 12:13:32 pm
No, I think that they mean 'ascent'.  :-\
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 11 May, 2018, 03:32:02 pm
Since he's a sometime poster in this thread, I reckon citoyen is fair game for this one:

...None of the crew seems particularly phased when Weird Shit starts happening.*

 ;)

Good grief.   :facepalm:

Sorry, only just spotted this, wasn't ignoring you!

I really wish it were deliberate as per Kim's suggestion, because that would almost count as a decent pun, but it was actually nothing more than pure brain-melt.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: spesh on 12 May, 2018, 08:22:03 pm
Standards really are dropping at the BBC - from a report on the World's Fastest Shed:

Quote
"It's not just the high-end engineering that makes breaking records on Pendine Sands difficult. As Pendine is a Ministry of Defence test fire site, you'll often end up encountering unexploded ordinance alongside giant washed-up jellyfish."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-44054814

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Moleman76 on 16 May, 2018, 04:35:22 am
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"... unexploded ordinance ..."
[/quote]

One can never be too cautious around  legislation which hasn't blown up yet
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 20 June, 2018, 07:36:06 am
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35473006_1953088461390755_3285225153339850752_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=03fb5afa07f83408f2563ce1c8db95c5&oe=5BABB6E5)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 20 June, 2018, 08:36:49 am
That's not so much spelling as grammar and using the wrong word...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 24 June, 2018, 10:01:09 am
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36176664_2027660297553169_6302720913238392832_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeHEwfaVo6jpniW1rTeQLGbn5_-NLA9jSVCZKUB51A6iNAAyuug7gx8FlpeG2S-tRk9muuf2PzJDOduwahL2Sgx3ptJEh_qvhiPy0iZJ4lGRjg&oh=5992efb2e747212cae56e4fceefd7f58&oe=5BB835FB)

Came through the door this morning...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 24 June, 2018, 10:33:00 am
He left out the apostrophe in job's.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 24 June, 2018, 12:33:59 pm
That's not so much spelling as grammar and using the wrong word...

There's also the extraneous apostrophe in 'it's'...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 25 June, 2018, 11:30:37 am
that was the grammar; using 'extinguished' instead of 'distinguished' was the wrong word.  (obvs)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 25 June, 2018, 01:58:06 pm
If a handyman seeking local business is not a man of letters, even the pedant in me would cut him some slack.

Sub-literacy in the production of a pricy card is another matter.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: madcow on 17 July, 2018, 02:03:18 pm
At least you read the card. Most end up in recycling without a glance.

Recently,I have noticed the phrase “ to rein in “ being written and published as “to  reign in”.
The phrase has it’s origin in horse riding ,as to pull the reins tight holds the horse’s head down and discourages it from galloping away. If you understand that, then the spelling is easy.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 17 July, 2018, 07:02:21 pm
Recently,I have noticed the phrase “ to rein in “ being written and published as “to  reign in”.

See also: free reign

I can understand this mistake - "free reign" makes a kind of sense. "Reign in" less so.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: jsabine on 17 July, 2018, 10:35:09 pm
Possibly that you're exercising power over someone/something?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 18 July, 2018, 08:54:22 am
Recently,I have noticed the phrase “ to rein in “ being written and published as “to  reign in”.

See also: free reign

I can understand this mistake - "free reign" makes a kind of sense. "Reign in" less so.

This is the way that meanings get muddled - it makes a kind of sense, just like diarrhoea spelt dire rear. Eventually the incorrect version will propagate so far that the OED will include it.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Bledlow on 18 July, 2018, 12:32:43 pm
If a handyman seeking local business is not a man of letters, even the pedant in me would cut him some slack.

Sub-literacy in the production of a pricy card is another matter.
Absolutely! I see no reason to think that Bill's little literary mistakes are representative of the quality of his work as a handyman, but when one's selling something as ultra-posh & charging accordingly, lousy English is strongly suggestive of an inability to deliver what is promised.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 18 July, 2018, 12:39:13 pm
Recently,I have noticed the phrase “ to rein in “ being written and published as “to  reign in”.

See also: free reign

I can understand this mistake - "free reign" makes a kind of sense. "Reign in" less so.

The reign in Spain...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 18 July, 2018, 12:52:32 pm
Recently,I have noticed the phrase “ to rein in “ being written and published as “to  reign in”.

See also: free reign

I can understand this mistake - "free reign" makes a kind of sense. "Reign in" less so.

The reign in Speign...

FTFY
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 23 July, 2018, 09:43:12 pm
Tyre 'leavers'...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 23 July, 2018, 10:52:40 pm
Most Leavers make me cringe!

Ba-dum, tish!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 24 July, 2018, 12:24:21 am
POBI is over there... ->

Tyre leavers do cause the tyre to leave the wheel...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 08 August, 2018, 04:02:37 pm
Spelling, grammar, or just fun?

What elevated the entertainment value of this door sign is the function of the next premises in the photo, which is the physio I was visiting for a, yes, that's right

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-k_nN-gWqcCA/W2sFL0eC3oI/AAAAAAACz-0/K7hbk0NnedwzbxWH_52f-XUgIifq4WC_gCKgBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180807_110723.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 08 August, 2018, 08:07:26 pm
I didn't think there'd be any trace if I left a massage...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 14 August, 2018, 12:14:12 am
Peddling for pedalling, AGAIN!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-45169966 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-45169966)
Auntie ought to know better!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 14 August, 2018, 01:23:12 pm
Peddling for pedalling, AGAIN!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-45169966 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-45169966)
Auntie ought to know better!

They appear to have fixed it.

What really baffles me is the cartoon monkey image.  Is that the like the smiley faces that some Youtubers have taken to using as a garish alternative to blurring when anonymising people in video?  What's it hiding?


(Incidentally, an Uber Eats cyclist was spotted on the M5 this morning.  Presumably another case of inept sat-navvery.  Given my Garmin's frequent attempts to direct me onto the Aston Expressway when I didn't know my way around, I sympathise, but only up to the point where you stop and sheepishly wheel your bike back up the slip road.)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 14 August, 2018, 01:35:09 pm
I don't think the monkey is hiding anything, it's meant to be a "see no evil" monkey, implying they're doing something stupid. Or maybe it's hiding something they were peddling.  :D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 14 August, 2018, 05:19:16 pm
Oh, it's that communicating in emoji thing, but overlayed on the photograph?  Is there an app for that?  Who thought that was a good idea?  (Presumably the motorway police, rather than the BBC...)

Humbug.  I suppose emoji reduces cringeworthy spelling, thobut.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jakob W on 14 August, 2018, 06:43:20 pm
I think the overlaying emojis is a Snapchat/Instagram thing, and the use here is the coppers trying to be down with the kids...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 14 August, 2018, 07:33:04 pm
I think the overlaying emojis is a Snapchat/Instagram thing, and the use here is the coppers trying to be down with the kids...

Given the rate at which police officers are getting younger, they're probably down without even trying...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 15 August, 2018, 08:39:25 am
Peddling for pedalling, AGAIN!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-45169966 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-45169966)
Auntie ought to know better!

You can send the tweet to the Grammar that... thread as well: "these pair".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 18 August, 2018, 01:53:18 pm
'...piece of mind'  in today's sales mail about a roofing service.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 18 August, 2018, 02:21:59 pm
Always liked that ad offering lawn-care and re-turfing from "the best sodding company in Yorkshire".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 23 September, 2018, 08:23:19 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1964/30996968048_e7c4f92f06_c.jpg)
Meet Tim, nice but... quite bright actually!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 16 October, 2018, 07:47:48 pm
Standards in Waitrose appear to be slipping:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1967/45368687701_7d399b7803_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2c85oet)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: djrikki on 17 October, 2018, 01:21:28 pm
My biggest pet-hate is apostrophe abuse.  Waterstones being a recent offender - when they went ahead and removed the apostrophe from their name some years ago - it's now grammatically incorrect.

This generally creeps in when someone makes a noun plural and can be seen tens or hundreds of times on shop signs everyday you walk around your typical town.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: jsabine on 17 October, 2018, 01:28:21 pm
I'm not sure that grocers apostrophe's really belong in a spelling thread - and Waterstone(')s was factually incorrect for long enough to just regard it as a brand name.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 17 October, 2018, 01:28:36 pm
The sign advertising "SHED'S GATE'S FENCE'S" opposite the one indicating that you're entering "KINGS HEATH" was probably peak apostrofail.  Unfortunately someone's fixed it by sticking little white pieces of paper over the apostrophes.

(King[']s Heath lost its apostrophe as a result of BCC budget cuts in 2009, or something.)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Auntie Helen on 27 October, 2018, 02:57:32 pm
https://www.facebook.com/thatguyonTV/photos/a.381210561407/10152347626816408/?type=3

This does not replace a traditional colonoscopy
(Sorry for FB link but can’t do it otherwise on my iPad)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 23 November, 2018, 09:02:25 am
Drossall: you are a beacon of light in this thread (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=110284.0)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: CAMRAMan on 24 November, 2018, 03:58:12 pm
Who are Chip and Fishe? https://goo.gl/maps/cwon7EENWRk
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 November, 2018, 05:34:04 pm
Who are Chip and Fishe? https://goo.gl/maps/cwon7EENWRk
When Whizzer grew up, his name didn't seem so much fun anymore, so he changed it to Fishe. Goodness knows why he chose Fishe, but he did. Still the love-hate relationship with Chips though.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: CAMRAMan on 25 November, 2018, 09:47:24 am
Not a very good chi'ppie either
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: meddyg on 12 December, 2018, 11:42:56 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4822/46272041861_f2a493f3c1_k.jpg)


in Newport, Gwent.

Ergo, normal Welsh orthography
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 23 December, 2018, 07:33:14 am
When did "reindeers" become the plural of "reindeer"? I'm hearing it all over the place this year - even Radio 4 are at it. :-\
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 23 December, 2018, 08:48:02 am
This creeping illiteracy is irritating.  It used to be that you could deliberately include such howlers in a statement in the knowledge that it would be understood as irony. That doesn't work any more because the FB generation don't see anything wrong.

FWIW yes, I know Chambers includes the -s plural as an alternative.  It's a sad world.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 20 January, 2019, 01:53:25 pm
My cousin, a rabbi in training, attended the Holocaust funeral today.
He posted this on Facebook:
Quote
Over 1000 of your brothers and sisters have attended your funerals on the 77th anniversary of the Wanssee Conference. I could not have been anywhere else. May the six of you rest in eternal piece.
Sad.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: rafletcher on 11 February, 2019, 04:58:17 pm
I see a bicyle for sale. It says on the downtube "Pedalease". It's described as "Peddlease"  ::-)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 22 February, 2019, 07:00:29 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4821/46200862994_dd2cd1a948_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2doBuXm)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 18 April, 2019, 12:36:04 pm
"Is similar spelled with an i?"
"Sim-il-ar."
"Is it?"
"Yes."
"So it's -air at the end?"
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: madcow on 10 June, 2019, 10:36:21 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46978761715_94ca9432bc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ezmr9g)This is in Scotland not Wales. (https://flic.kr/p/2ezmr9g)   (https://www.flickr.com/photos/16109958@N08/)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 26 June, 2019, 09:02:17 pm
Note to the restaurant wot we had dinner in tonight: while it is pretty dry in southern Spaign, the phrase you seek is "Dessert Wine".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Giraffe on 27 June, 2019, 08:34:28 am
The way that the temperature is going in Spain, "desert" might be apposite!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 03 December, 2019, 10:25:14 pm
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/78744348_10157357565684024_3910212894284840960_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=nl9F8f4w6cgAQmYcP4CoIP4WSngDp4B_kM1SAq0VeQY_nXULHRwQwEM1Q&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=930fbf49e5201c5317016b06040c4928&oe=5E7AE6E9)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Moleman76 on 04 December, 2019, 06:03:37 am
^^ to be fair, the items don't seem to be moving
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 14 January, 2020, 09:34:35 pm
In the Lloyds Pharmacy lurking within my local branch of Mr Sainsbury's House of Toothy Comestibles is a poster urging the punter to give up drinkohol for the first 31 days of 2020.  Referring to it as "Dry Janurary".

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Torslanda on 15 January, 2020, 10:13:59 am
Picture caption from Heil web$hite. 'Storm Brendan is effecting cross Channel freight'

Aren't 'journalists' supposed to be trained? Edjumercated?

Oh, it's the Heil. As you were...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 15 January, 2020, 10:41:00 am
Picture caption from Heil web$hite. 'Storm Brendan is effecting cross Channel freight'

Aren't 'journalists' supposed to be trained? Edjumercated?

Oh, it's the Heil. As you were...

It wouldn't be surprising in the Graun either, sod to soy.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fuaran on 20 January, 2020, 09:07:16 pm
Maybe the sign has been vandleised.
(https://i.imgur.com/TqQJiCMl.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 20 January, 2020, 10:33:30 pm
The typesetting irks me more than the spelling on that one.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 21 January, 2020, 01:47:24 pm
'Peddle' again.

Northwick Park ought to know better!

https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk/northwick-park-hospital (https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk/northwick-park-hospital)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 21 January, 2020, 02:06:01 pm
Could they not find a banner image that wasn't showing off all its brutalist glory?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 21 January, 2020, 02:56:14 pm
Could they not find a banner image that wasn't showing off all its brutalist glory?

It was a new build brutalist edifice.

There is no other aspect.

A corridor isn't instantly recognisable...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 21 January, 2020, 03:10:44 pm
My fault for foolishly assuming that they'd have built *something* that wasn't hideous in the 25 years or so since I last visited.
 Or at least decided that discretion was the better part of valour and gone with an indoor shot featuring some combination of a) shiny new imaging technology  b) ethinically-diverse smiley people in scrubs  c) a female patient looking suspiciously well-groomed and unexhausted, while holding a newborn baby  d) attractive people inna lab with pipettes, and all the non-clolourless liquids lined up on the windowsill


ETA: Clicking round the site, I've found a couple of the above.  I'm sure the others are in there somewhere.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 21 January, 2020, 03:35:35 pm
[Veered OT]
My fault for foolishly assuming that they'd have built *something* that wasn't hideous in the 25 years or so since I last visited.
ETA: Clicking round the site, I've found a couple of the above.  I'm sure the others are in there somewhere.

NPH was really quite pleasant when the concrete was NEW! SHINY! but plain concrete does not age gracefully. The banner show the recognisable face, darkening, weathered greyness and all. An iconic but charmless image.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 21 January, 2020, 03:51:38 pm
In a traffic jam some years ago, nikki and I came up with The Brick Theory™:  That if you molish buildings from bricks (including stone), they still look pretty good even after many years (indeed, centuries) of neglect, but all other materials (especially concrete and plastics) tend to look awful after a decade or two of non-maintenance.  It's not that brick is immune to weathering, so much that it still looks aesthetically pleasing as it does so.

I'm reserving judgement on clip-on brick cladding, but my gut feeling is that it'll continue to look decent for quite some time, before whole chunks of it fall off onto unsuspecting passers-by.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 21 January, 2020, 04:43:26 pm
How do you feel about Roman architecture? And wooden buildings?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: orienteer on 21 January, 2020, 05:16:00 pm
'Peddle' again.

Northwick Park ought to know better!

https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk/northwick-park-hospital (https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk/northwick-park-hospital)

Maybe specifically aimed at onion vendors  :)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 21 January, 2020, 07:42:52 pm
How do you feel about Roman architecture?

Birmingham needs more of it.


Quote
And wooden buildings?

Those tend to be self-limiting in the absence of maintenance.  Also, three little pigs.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 22 January, 2020, 09:46:26 am
How do you feel about Roman architecture?

Birmingham needs more of it.
The delights of Brumcaster aside, when we look at Roman buildings of concrete, we tend not to think how they've fared badly with 2000 years of weathering. Even early-industrial buildings of concrete, where they've survived, aren't thought of as weathered, and in many cases we have photographs or paintings of their original state for comparison. Okay, different sorts of concrete, but I think saying concrete bad, bricks good, is a bit like Prince Charles carbunclism.

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And wooden buildings?

Those tend to be self-limiting in the absence of maintenance.  Also, three little pigs.
[/quote]
We don't really have many wooden buildings (as distinct from wooden frames) in Britain, so hard to say, I guess. Their limiting factors from what I've seen are fashion even more than maintenance.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: mllePB on 25 January, 2020, 11:00:06 am
Label on office stationary shelf: Whole punches
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 25 January, 2020, 11:21:57 am
Label on office stationary shelf: Whole punches

Well you wouldn't want one that only punches half a hole.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 25 January, 2020, 03:46:45 pm
The shelf that stands still.

I presume it holds complete implements and paper, etc...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 25 January, 2020, 04:53:45 pm
The shelf that stands still.

I presume it holds complete implements and paper, etc...

Funnily enough, that was the origin of the word: in ancient Rome, stationarii were traders did not move around.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 26 January, 2020, 10:34:46 am
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Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jasmine on 26 January, 2020, 06:11:46 pm
Ooh  :facepalm:
But I note from the web address that it is listed as a "Travel Essential". I'm wondering what sort of travel might include the essential use of a plastic cape with a Welsh flag on it.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 26 January, 2020, 06:24:36 pm
Now there's a thing. The Royal Welch Fusiliers spell it like that. Perhaps it's a travel essential for when they're on manouevres.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 January, 2020, 03:38:47 am
Got this strange in-game shitvert yesterday from somewhere calling itself "Golden Palms".  Dunno where it is as the voiceover was in a language I don't speak.  But they spelled it "Golden Plams" in two different places :facepalm:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 27 January, 2020, 07:51:11 am
Now there's a thing. The Royal Welch Fusiliers spell it like that. Perhaps it's a travel essential for when they're on manoeuvres.

That's the archaic spelling. Comes from an OE word meaning foreign.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 27 January, 2020, 08:54:26 am
Now there's a thing. The Royal Welch Fusiliers spell it like that. Perhaps it's a travel essential for when they're on manoeuvres.

That's the archaic spelling. Comes from an OE word meaning foreign.
Interesting, thanks. What's the link between that a bookie that legs it with your winnings I wonder?  Is it the traditional "Those people aren't us therefore they're bad"? (goes off to do web based research)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 27 January, 2020, 10:17:55 am
Now there's a thing. The Royal Welch Fusiliers spell it like that. Perhaps it's a travel essential for when they're on manoeuvres.

That's the archaic spelling. Comes from an OE word meaning foreign.
Interesting, thanks. What's the link between that a bookie that legs it with your winnings I wonder?  Is it the traditional "Those people aren't us therefore they're bad"? (goes off to do web based research)

Standard extension of xenophobia.  Mind you, pinching each others' livestock was probably common on both sides of every border.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 27 January, 2020, 10:44:51 am
Now there's a thing. The Royal Welch Fusiliers spell it like that. Perhaps it's a travel essential for when they're on manoeuvres.

That's the archaic spelling. Comes from an OE word meaning foreign.
Interesting, thanks. What's the link between that a bookie that legs it with your winnings I wonder?  Is it the traditional "Those people aren't us therefore they're bad"? (goes off to do web based research)

Standard extension of xenophobia.  Mind you, pinching each others' livestock was probably common on both sides of every border.
Taffy came to my house and stole a leg of beef.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 January, 2020, 12:07:47 pm
Giraldus Cambrensis had plenty to say on the Habits of the Welch.  Little of it complimentary.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 31 January, 2020, 08:26:06 pm
In a traffic jam some years ago, nikki and I came up with The Brick Theory™:  That if you molish buildings from bricks (including stone), they still look pretty good even after many years (indeed, centuries) of neglect, but all other materials (especially concrete and plastics) tend to look awful after a decade or two of non-maintenance.  It's not that brick is immune to weathering, so much that it still looks aesthetically pleasing as it does so.

I'm reserving judgement on clip-on brick cladding, but my gut feeling is that it'll continue to look decent for quite some time, before whole chunks of it fall off onto unsuspecting passers-by.

Granite.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 06 February, 2020, 03:35:11 pm
The American wine industry is out of touch with millennial consumers, who are turning to "Kraft beer".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 06 February, 2020, 04:11:30 pm
Comes in handy slices?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 06 February, 2020, 05:06:02 pm
Brown paper packaging, tied up with string..
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 06 February, 2020, 05:48:19 pm
Brown paper packaging, tied up with string..
Nice! But it was capitalised so T42 is closer. I think any beer actually made by Kraft would probably be less worth drinking than if it were brewed from brown paper and string though.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 08 February, 2020, 02:50:30 pm
Facebook is trying to entice me to an evening of food and music with a 'flutist' and harpist.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 08 February, 2020, 02:53:08 pm
I think that is the standard spelling in America and not totally incorrect here.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Ham on 24 February, 2020, 10:29:50 am
This one is that bad, you wonder if it was done for humour. For a minutes, anyway.

https://trashnothing.com/beta/post/29971577/a-cabinet-and-a-brown-chesterdraws-e7
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Davef on 24 February, 2020, 09:53:56 pm
I think that is the standard spelling in America and not totally incorrect here.

As a flautist I beg to differ with the bit in bold text.
It was flutist until the victorians changed the spelling.


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Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Basil on 24 February, 2020, 09:57:27 pm
As a flatulist, I'm confused.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 25 February, 2020, 08:38:03 pm
Some fun ones today:
A piece of paper worth a certain sum of money when paid into a bank was a check, which I could almost forgive, seeing as the writer was Usanian* – but only almost, as they'd been specifically instructed to use UK spellings – if it hadn't been a cheque in the previous sentence.
Goods being delivered might or might not arrive "in tact".
But best of all, trucks leaving a warehouse might pass over a way bridge. I was rather disappointed to find the document listing their goods was not, however, a weigh bill.

* One of the trucks suffered a burst tire.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fimm on 03 April, 2020, 04:51:36 pm
Colleague off to join a different team, sending the usual "thank you for having me" email:
"I must thank <name> for his patients and all his help with <blah>..."
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 16 April, 2020, 12:59:03 am
Likewise, a Facebook friend shared a picture of the filled pan in which he was cooking a 'leak curry'...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 16 April, 2020, 09:56:16 am
The CNN report "Are billionaires really self-isolating on superyachts?" includes a subtitle, half way down this page (https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/billionaires-self-isolating-superyachts/index.html),
"Stationery yachts." There was no mention of billionaires and their stationery yachts, only stationary yachts.

This is a stationery yacht:
(https://www.sailingeurope.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/istockphoto-173571979-612x612.jpg)

That reminds me.  As sports have generally been cancelled, it has been decided to broadcast the World Origami Championships.
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Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Nuncio on 16 April, 2020, 11:16:16 am
The CNN report "Are billionaires really self-isolating on superyachts?" includes a subtitle, half way down this page (https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/billionaires-self-isolating-superyachts/index.html),
"Stationery yachts." There was no mention of billionaires and their stationery yachts, only stationary yachts.

This is a stationery yacht:
(https://www.sailingeurope.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/istockphoto-173571979-612x612.jpg)

That reminds me.  As sports have generally been cancelled, it has been decided to broadcast the World Origami Championships.
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I got to the final last year, despite folding in the semis.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 16 April, 2020, 07:43:31 pm
Adorpion. You know it makes sense.

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Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 16 April, 2020, 07:45:31 pm
Likewise, a Facebook friend shared a picture of the filled pan in which he was cooking a 'leak curry'...

Leak curry's what you have to clean up when you defrost the freezer.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 16 April, 2020, 08:58:41 pm
Adorpion. You know it makes sense.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49781214753_7125f54807.jpg)
Wondering if they've deliberately chosen a black tee as an attempt to subvert Black Monday protests.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 16 April, 2020, 09:59:07 pm
I'm sure there was a malapropism thread but I couldn't find it.

A Facebook friend posted something from her garden or allotment: a cold frame, with a perplex lid.

Left me puzzled...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 17 April, 2020, 09:06:09 am
Autocomplete makes fools of us all at some point.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 10 June, 2020, 08:09:16 pm
Twice today I saw "sneak peak". It's peek, you eejits, peek.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 10 June, 2020, 08:14:58 pm
Twice today I saw "sneak peak". It's peek, you eejits, peek.
Not when you think you've reached the top of Mt McBastard and then round that final corner you see...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 16 June, 2020, 06:45:54 pm
Alpkit. Petrichor is one of my favourite words (cos it's one of my favourite things) but not when you put an e on the end of it. That makes it into drudge work.

(boom, tish, runs and hides)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Davef on 16 June, 2020, 09:54:14 pm
Alpkit. Petrichor is one of my favourite words (cos it's one of my favourite things) but not when you put an e on the end of it. That makes it into drudge work.

(boom, tish, runs and hides)
Most of my favourite words and phrases are contained in “dictionary of the vulgar tongue” by Francis Grose


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Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 17 June, 2020, 10:19:14 am
Twice today I saw "sneak peak". It's peek, you eejits, peek.

You'll love this:
https://twitter.com/stealthmount2?lang=en

Tbh, I hate that phrase even when not mistyped.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Redlight on 17 June, 2020, 11:56:39 am
A sneak peak is something inserted towards the end of a 600km Audax by a sadistic organiser.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 17 June, 2020, 12:55:45 pm
A sneak peak is something inserted towards the end of a 600km Audax by a sadistic organiser.
Org: "Additional scenery"
Rider: "Gratuitous hill"
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 19 June, 2020, 10:16:52 am
I'm being copied in to an email exchange which refers to shoots, when it means chutes.

It's killing me, all the shooting.

I'm trying to decide if I should tell the perpetrator or try (thus far failing) to rise above.

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Karla on 19 June, 2020, 10:22:56 am
Go on, shame them.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 19 June, 2020, 03:30:33 pm
I'm being copied in to an email exchange which refers to shoots, when it means chutes.

It's killing me, all the shooting.

I'm trying to decide if I should tell the perpetrator or try (thus far failing) to rise above.

Shoot them.  And burn the bodies.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: nobby on 19 June, 2020, 05:44:21 pm
'Collonial' on a placard the other day.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 26 June, 2020, 11:42:04 am
*sigh*

•   Poor weather in Argentina boarder (snowstorms) – has caused delays with making vessels

I am envisioning some kind of snow-god yeti leaping on shipping containers in a Marvel-esque manner on their way to the port.

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 26 June, 2020, 06:27:16 pm
"Once weve taken are cuntry bak well hav controll of are boarders" ~ J Random Gammon, yesterday
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 28 June, 2020, 01:01:55 pm
Co-operation is good. So is cooperation. But both in one paragraph is unhelpful.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 28 June, 2020, 08:53:17 pm
Co-operation is good. So is cooperation. But both in one paragraph is unhelpful.

Coöperation is better. :)

But I feel your pain re: consistency, or lack thereof.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 28 June, 2020, 08:58:03 pm
At least they were consistent with "e-mail" but really, who hyphenates that in 2020? And then there was the "coder" to a legal document.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 29 June, 2020, 10:03:09 am
With the H missing as usual.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 29 June, 2020, 11:07:33 am
... "e-mail" but really, who hyphenates that in 2020?

Perhaps those that still write to-day and to-morrow, as they were written 100 years ago.

PS. I still write web site even though I see most people now write website.
I think there's a general but vague process whereby compound words start off hyphenated and over time come to be written as either a single word or two separate words. Obviously there's a fairly large degree of linguistic fashion as well.

In other news, I've just learnt that in 1870, Punch was bemoaning the popularity of the "new and unnecessary American adjective" reliable.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 29 June, 2020, 12:14:51 pm
Co-operation is good. So is cooperation. But both in one paragraph is unhelpful.

Coöperation is better. :)


This ^^^^.  And Reëducation, as in Camps, is even better :demon:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 07 July, 2020, 04:16:47 pm
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Ceremonies at registry offices restarted on Saturday, July 4 and from Monday, July 6 the number of mourners at burials and creations was increased to 20.
;D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 08 July, 2020, 12:27:01 pm
This one seems to be popping up everywhere are the moment:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50089456028_8dfb8c553e_b.jpg)

Did Lou Reed sing about a "salellite"?  No.  No, he did not, you boneheaded ripoff merchants.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 08 July, 2020, 02:40:15 pm
Bom! Bom! Bom! Stalactite of love!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 08 July, 2020, 05:07:32 pm
Bom! Bom! Bom! Stalactite of love!

Not quite: stalactites hang down.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Davef on 09 July, 2020, 03:14:40 pm
Is there an arithmetic that makes you cringe topic?


“The Office for National Statistics's estimates one in 3,900 people have Covid-19 - 0.3% of the population.”


Coronavirus: Data shows cases in England falling https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53349888


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Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: yorkie on 09 July, 2020, 04:01:24 pm
Is there an arithmetic that makes you cringe topic?


Yes: Here! (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=84111.0)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 11 July, 2020, 10:27:29 am
Not cringe exactly, but I thought a hyphen would have been helpful:

Quote
Minchin cowrote, and stars in, the Sky series Upright, and has released a single, I’ll Take Lonely Tonight, from his forthcoming debut album, Apart Together.

I like the hyphenated word "cow-rote". Twinned with the forum's favourite colleague.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 11 July, 2020, 11:42:58 am
Cow-rote is the dairy farmer's job of counting at milking time.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: robgul on 14 July, 2020, 04:03:52 pm
Road works in Pershore today (light controlled on a normally busy junction) - official road-mender sign  : "Temperery bus stop"    - best I've seen for a while
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 14 July, 2020, 05:21:50 pm
Letraset out of vowel error.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: robgul on 14 July, 2020, 07:34:03 pm
Letraset out of vowel error.

. . . . possibly, I should have written it with a lower-case "t" for the first word (presumably they just had the lower case bag of sticky vinyl letters?)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Moleman76 on 14 July, 2020, 07:39:08 pm
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Minchin cowrote, and stars in, the Sky series Upright, and has released a single, I’ll Take Lonely Tonight, from his forthcoming debut album, Apart Together.

Which moosic genre is that?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: quixoticgeek on 25 July, 2020, 09:18:08 pm

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Edxc_r5XsAAbA_r?format=jpg&name=small)

When your search and replace goes a too far. Your particitrousers are going to be confused...

J
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Moleman76 on 29 July, 2020, 05:35:47 am
On the west side of the pond, there are a few merchants who import foods from the Olde Worlde to sell to expats and to those who might have similar appetites.

I received an advertising email from one such today.

"Your favorite British foods are on sale today!" it proclaimed.

Complete with a graphic featuring part of the Union Jack, overlaid with "The best of Britian"  ::-)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 30 July, 2020, 08:33:25 am
When your search and replace goes a too far. Your particitrousers are going to be confused...

I love that!

The classic of the genre is of course Tyson Homosexual (https://www.standard.co.uk/olympics/olympic-news/london-2012-olympics-sprinter-referred-to-as-tyson-homosexual-because-of-websites-ban-on-word-gay-8015664.html).
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 30 July, 2020, 09:46:17 am
I've been researching how to change internal cables without the Big Swears.

Despite the Top Tip - I reckon a dab of soldier will not make things easier  :hand:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Moleman76 on 30 July, 2020, 08:37:41 pm
When your search and replace goes a too far. Your particitrousers are going to be confused...

I love that!

The classic of the genre is of course Tyson Homosexual (https://www.standard.co.uk/olympics/olympic-news/london-2012-olympics-sprinter-referred-to-as-tyson-homosexual-because-of-websites-ban-on-word-gay-8015664.html).

Related to singer Marvin?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 09 August, 2020, 05:04:59 pm
Over on Facebook, perfumes are being discussed.
Somebody has posted 'Channel 5'...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 09 August, 2020, 08:24:33 pm
Over on Facebook, perfumes are being discussed.
Somebody has posted 'Channel 5'...

Reminds me of someone discussing the Star Wars film 'Rouge One'...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 09 August, 2020, 10:03:40 pm
Our pianist friend is playing some Chopin and Saint Sean's on Facebook.
His paying is MUCH better than his spelling...

Given he's now playing Le Cygne, St Sean's 'Swan' would be quite a tongue twister...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Salvatore on 10 August, 2020, 10:29:14 am
Our pianist friend is playing some Chopin and Saint Sean's on Facebook.
His paying is MUCH better than his spelling...

Given he's now playing Le Cygne, St Sean's 'Swan' would be quite a tongue twister...

You're charging him?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 10 August, 2020, 11:03:19 am
Hear's won... Sorry, here's one in Polish:
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Tymczasem państwowa agencja informacyjna Biełta poinformowała na swoim kanale na Telegramie, że Łukaszenko udał się dziś z wizytą gospodarską do siedziby holdingu rolniczego pod Mińskiem. "Łukaszenka zapozna się z realizacją projektu inwestycyjnego dotyczącego nowoczesnej produkcji rolnej w BNBK - [Białoruska narodowa biotechnologiczna korporacja -red.]" - podawała Biełta.
There's no consensus on whether to call him Lukashenko or Lukashenka, but at least pick one and stick to it.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Peter on 10 August, 2020, 11:07:49 am
Got both versions in one BBC report yesterday.  ("The BBC is an equal opportunities employer.....)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 10 August, 2020, 11:56:56 am
Hear's won... Sorry, here's one in Polish:
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Tymczasem państwowa agencja informacyjna Biełta poinformowała na swoim kanale na Telegramie, że Łukaszenko udał się dziś z wizytą gospodarską do siedziby holdingu rolniczego pod Mińskiem. "Łukaszenka zapozna się z realizacją projektu inwestycyjnego dotyczącego nowoczesnej produkcji rolnej w BNBK - [Białoruska narodowa biotechnologiczna korporacja -red.]" - podawała Biełta.
There's no consensus on whether to call him Lukashenko or Lukashenka, but at least pick one and stick to it.

His name in Belarusian is Лукашэнка (Lukashenka), but often Russified as Лукашенко (Lukashenko).  Guess which language is more often translated into English?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 10 August, 2020, 12:14:01 pm
I thought that in Slavic languages Lukashenko is male and Lukashenka is female.

Generally speaking, yes, but apparently Belarusian breaks that rule.  (With my Ukrainian knowledge I can understand Belarusian fairly well, but have never studied it so not sure of the details). 
Ukrainian has a few exceptions to the rule as well, e.g. Юра/Yura, usually Юрій/Yurij (George); and Олекса/Oleksa, usually Олексій/Oleksij (a form of Alexander).
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Rod Marton on 10 August, 2020, 12:36:17 pm
I thought that in Slavic languages Lukashenko is male and Lukashenka is female.

Generally speaking, yes, but apparently Belarusian breaks that rule.  (With my Ukrainian knowledge I can understand Belarusian fairly well, but have never studied it so not sure of the details). 
Ukrainian has a few exceptions to the rule as well, e.g. Юра/Yura, usually Юрій/Yurij (George); and Олекса/Oleksa, usually Олексій/Oleksij (a form of Alexander).

In Russian Lukashenko would not have a feminine form, only surnames ending in -ov/-ev, -in and -skiy do (though this is most of them!). I don't know about Ukrainian and Belarussian: though there are Slavonic languages in which all surnames have a masculine and feminine form. Czech, for example. It is quite possible for a surname in Russian to end in -a for both the masculine and feminine forms.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 11 August, 2020, 03:04:31 pm
Latest Facebook advert...

Quote
NO MORE Dust on Small Corners and Wholes!
This new cleaning tool was designed to get dust and bacteria out of every nook and cranny
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 19 August, 2020, 08:04:19 am
Lightening for lightning. Graun i.a., in their report on California "wildfires":

Quote
Several fires had been sparked by lightening strikes during unusual thunderstorms prompted by the extreme heatwave, which has sent temperatures soaring into the triple digits.

Arseholes.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 19 August, 2020, 11:09:50 am
Mr Google thinks one, or more, of the preceding two posts in written in Polish ???
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 19 August, 2020, 11:27:41 am
See #903.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 19 August, 2020, 11:33:12 am
Ah yes, that would be it :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Edd on 19 August, 2020, 11:57:45 am
Hope I haven't missed this being shared elsewhere

https://twitter.com/michaelfrost6/status/1295340056346058754
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 24 August, 2020, 12:12:17 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50262866152_2a14156206_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jzyjYy)
Stop doing WHAT? (https://flic.kr/p/2jzyjYy) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 31 August, 2020, 11:18:18 am
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Trisha Greenhalgh, Professor of primary care at the Univerity of Oxford,
Oxford as the single source of truth?

The capitalisation's a bit odd as well.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/analysis-dodgy-science-behind-face-masks-wearing-offices-soon/
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 01 September, 2020, 12:56:55 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50292338936_cb5c342d0c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jCaod1)
Full WHAT? (https://flic.kr/p/2jCaod1) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 01 September, 2020, 10:22:48 am
Warantee, obviously.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 17 September, 2020, 01:07:57 pm
No. No it wasn't.

Complementary (https://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/news/18724169.10-bob-remark-meant-complement/)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 17 September, 2020, 01:11:27 pm
No. No it wasn't.

Complementary (https://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/news/18724169.10-bob-remark-meant-complement/)

Only half a knicker among 'em.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 17 September, 2020, 01:12:05 pm
So there's Derek Kennedy and Steve Ball. Where are the Roberts?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: quixoticgeek on 17 September, 2020, 01:13:29 pm
Over on Facebook, perfumes are being discussed.
Somebody has posted 'Channel 5'...

Reminds me of someone discussing the Star Wars film 'Rouge One'...

I've been having issues with autocarrot on my phone recently.

Yesterday when talking about swearing allegiance to the queen, it changed it to queer...

Then it swapped a b for a w, giving us the wank of England.

Then changed giggling to jiggling.

It's hard to have a serious conversation when your phone seems to be actively working against you...

J
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 22 September, 2020, 04:21:13 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50372009571_0377e675d0_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jKcHvD)
A WHAT connection?!?!? (https://flic.kr/p/2jKcHvD) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 22 September, 2020, 05:47:16 pm
Shitverts in fondleslab games continue to provide a bountiful source of poofreding FAIL:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50371579998_9fc1e9128c_o.png) (https://flic.kr/p/2jKavPd)
As nommed teh Purpel Poeple Eatre? (https://flic.kr/p/2jKavPd) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 29 September, 2020, 09:24:13 am
Does no one proof read anything now??
To be honest, anything involving 'ear candles' possibly would only result in tratnquility for me anyway...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200929/c5285bc5b08265235406742de9359ea0.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 29 September, 2020, 01:54:03 pm
Brining from the salt of the earth...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 29 September, 2020, 03:13:07 pm
Shouldn't that read "Callous Peal" for the full sensory experience?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 29 September, 2020, 05:02:53 pm
Dermaplaning?  Try the Stanley N°4 hand plane.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 29 September, 2020, 05:36:44 pm
Does no one proof read anything now??

I do. It's my job. But I don't get paid very well for it and I'm incredibly overworked, so I don't spend as much time reading pages as would be ideal, and that's my excuse for the number of cock-ups that make it into print on my watch.  ::-)

Mostly, though, things don't get proofread. Sub editors are a dying breed. Cookbooks are especially bad - the number of glaringly obvious errors I come across in recipes is astounding... at least I've got a modicum of cooking experience so can use my sense and make necessary adjustments. Some less skilled home cooks must end up with inedible dinners and not even realise it's not their fault.

Anyway, my contribution to the thread...

bicepS
bicepS
bicepS
bicepS
bicepS
bicepS
bicepS
bicepS
bicepS
bicepS
bicepS
bicepS
bicepS
bicepS
bicepS

Just how many fucking times do I have to repeat it?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ian on 29 September, 2020, 05:47:44 pm
I can't proofread because my brain corrects mistakes. So omitted words are filled in, spelling is corrected, and more egregious errors effectively sanitized before my mind lets them in. Basically my brain sees what it wants to see, not what is written in front of my eyes.

Unfortunately, this same process of semasiological sanitation happens for my own words.

I'd be the world's worse proofreader which probably explains my very short* tenure in the sub-basement of sub-editorship (I was good at headlines and captions though).

The only vague solution I have for this problem is to make the computer read things back to me, for some reason the process doesn't impact the text when spoken.

There's probably a medical definition for this. I figure that at this point everyone is the first world is either 'gluten intolerant', 'a bit dyslexic' or 'somewhere on the autistic spectrum.' I demand my own distinct pathology.

*see, edited to add this, this word was totally omitted the first time, but my brain wrote it.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 29 September, 2020, 05:51:30 pm
I've been dealing with medical terminology today. Quite a lot of it I'm familiar with already and the rest of it, chiefly names of pharmaceuticals, can be found with google. But "sub-QPCSK9s" had me foxed. I know what PCSK9s are, though obviously I don't know how they work, but "sub-QPCSK9s"? Eventually I worked out from context it was "sub-cu" or is that "sub-cue"? I wasn't sure how to spell the abbreviation – for all I know medics do write it "sub-Q" – so I spelt it out in full, sub-cutaneous. Bloody jargon.  ::-)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 29 September, 2020, 06:11:16 pm
I can't proofread because my brain corrects mistakes. So omitted words are filled in, spelling is corrected, and more egregious errors effectively sanitized before my mind lets them in. Basically my brain sees what it wants to see, not what is written in front of my eyes.

Unfortunately, this same process of semasiological sanitation happens for my own words.

I'd be the world's worse proofreader which probably explains my very short* tenure in the sub-basement of sub-editorship (I was good at headlines and captions though).

The only vague solution I have for this problem is to make the computer read things back to me, for some reason the process doesn't impact the text when spoken.

There's probably a medical definition for this. I figure that at this point everyone is the first world is either 'gluten intolerant', 'a bit dyslexic' or 'somewhere on the autistic spectrum.' I demand my own distinct pathology.

*see, edited to add this, this word was totally omitted the first time, but my brain wrote it.

OK, from the day after I lead the Panzers down Whitehall, it shall be ”ianic”.  And not ”Itanic”, because that’s something else entirely.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 29 September, 2020, 06:28:05 pm
Basically my brain sees what it wants to see, not what is written in front of my eyes.

Everyone does that, it's normal. That's how things like the "Paris in the/the springtime" trick work. It's actually a sign that your brain is working as it should, not the opposite.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 29 September, 2020, 07:08:08 pm
When I was teaching Maths to FE students, I used to use the

  PARIS IN THE
THE SPRINGTIME

trick to get my students to understand the importance of forensically checking everything that they'd actually written, rather than what they thought they'd written.  Getting them to read and mark each other's work was something of an eye-opener for many of them.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 29 September, 2020, 07:32:42 pm
I have that one and a couple of others in a couple of trainings wot I haz delivered.

Surprising how many well edumacated people miss these things.

My main issue these days is my ability to consistently trype adn, teh, fro, and lately emissisons.  The latter being particularly peeving when working in climate change
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jasmine on 30 September, 2020, 09:24:09 am
ElyDave, mine is 'environemnt'. I can see it is obviously wrong when I read it, but my right hand seem unable to move from n to m quicker than my left hand shoves the e in. Also 'Jamsine' when signing off emails.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 30 September, 2020, 10:02:30 am
When I was teaching Maths to FE students, I used to use the

  PARIS IN THE
THE SPRINGTIME

trick to get my students to understand the importance of forensically checking everything that they'd actually written, rather than what they thought they'd written.  Getting them to read and mark each other's work was something of an eye-opener for many of them.

It highlights the fact that reading and proofreading are two very different activities.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jaded on 30 September, 2020, 10:12:23 am
My main issue these days is my ability to consistently trype adn, teh, fro,

This, in spades. I don't really understand how my brain has learnt ones like those and won't unlearn them.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Legs on 30 September, 2020, 11:26:55 am
ElyDave, mine is 'environemnt'. I can see it is obviously wrong when I read it, but my right hand seem unable to move from n to m quicker than my left hand shoves the e in. Also 'Jamsine' when signing off emails.
'exsiting' for me
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ian on 30 September, 2020, 12:59:17 pm
Basically my brain sees what it wants to see, not what is written in front of my eyes.

Everyone does that, it's normal. That's how things like the "Paris in the/the springtime" trick work. It's actually a sign that your brain is working as it should, not the opposite.

But I want to be special. I want to be a beautiful and unique snowflake.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 30 September, 2020, 01:20:51 pm
Basically my brain sees what it wants to see, not what is written in front of my eyes.

Everyone does that, it's normal. That's how things like the "Paris in the/the springtime" trick work. It's actually a sign that your brain is working as it should, not the opposite.

But I want to be special. I want to be a beautiful and unique snowflake.
I believe the thing these days is to be either a "more" or "very" unique snowflake.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 30 September, 2020, 02:35:32 pm
Basically my brain sees what it wants to see, not what is written in front of my eyes.

Everyone does that, it's normal. That's how things like the "Paris in the/the springtime" trick work. It's actually a sign that your brain is working as it should, not the opposite.

But I want to be special. I want to be a beautiful and unique snowflake.
I believe the thing these days is to be either a "more" or "very" unique snowflake.
I'm a very special snowflake- every glaring error I've typo'd shouts out at me. As soon as I've hit send.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 30 September, 2020, 04:18:48 pm
"A clash of political, military and economic etiologies."
Not just an isolated slip, it's come up twice in one paragraph. I think it's a case of "I found this word and it sounds really impressive but it doesn't mean quite what I think it means."
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 30 September, 2020, 08:30:52 pm
"A clash of political, military and economic etiologies."
Not just an isolated slip, it's come up twice in one paragraph. I think it's a case of "I found this word and it sounds really impressive but it doesn't mean quite what I think it means."
???

I suspect what the author thinks it means isn’t even remotely close to its actual meaning.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hatler on 30 September, 2020, 09:38:42 pm
Etymologies ?  Entomologies?  I have no idea what the writer is trying to convey there.

Ideologies ?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 30 September, 2020, 09:41:41 pm
Etymologies ?  Entomologies?  I have no idea what the writer is trying to convey there.

Ideologies ?
Ideologies would be my guess.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 30 September, 2020, 10:04:03 pm
Etymologies ?  Entomologies?  I have no idea what the writer is trying to convey there.

Ideologies ?

Idiocies?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 01 October, 2020, 07:40:09 am
"A clash of political, military and economic etiologies."
Not just an isolated slip, it's come up twice in one paragraph. I think it's a case of "I found this word and it sounds really impressive but it doesn't mean quite what I think it means."

"...but if I get enough people who are as ignorant as I am to copy me it'll come to mean what I want it to."
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 01 October, 2020, 10:41:32 am
When I was teaching Maths to FE students, I used to use the

  PARIS IN THE
THE SPRINGTIME

trick to get my students to understand the importance of forensically checking everything that they'd actually written, rather than what they thought they'd written.  Getting them to read and mark each other's work was something of an eye-opener for many of them.
I wouldn't read that as "Paris in the springtime" but neither would I have identified it as an error. To me it looks like two separate, incomplete phrases or sentences. Perhaps "Paris in the [year 1887 was thronged with visitors admiring the new Eiffel Tower.] The springtime [was cold and wet, with a raw north wind, but still they came in their thousands.]" If it was written on the board in a maths lesson, I'd most of all be wondering what it had to do with maths!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Andrij on 01 October, 2020, 11:33:17 am
When I was teaching Maths to FE students, I used to use the

  PARIS IN THE
THE SPRINGTIME

trick to get my students to understand the importance of forensically checking everything that they'd actually written, rather than what they thought they'd written.  Getting them to read and mark each other's work was something of an eye-opener for many of them.
I wouldn't read that as "Paris in the springtime" but neither would I have identified it as an error. To me it looks like two separate, incomplete phrases or sentences. Perhaps "Paris in the [year 1887 was thronged with visitors admiring the new Eiffel Tower.] The springtime [was cold and wet, with a raw north wind, but still they came in their thousands.]" If it was written on the board in a maths lesson, I'd most of all be wondering what it had to do with maths!

For starters, the two THEs cancel each other out, leaving PARIS IN over SPRINGTIME.
Not much clearer, but then again, maths was never my favourite subject.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 02 October, 2020, 04:26:56 pm
There but for the grace of god...
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/oct/02/susie-dent-gutted-after-new-book-word-perfect-printed-with-host-of-typos
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ian on 02 October, 2020, 04:46:55 pm
Version control, I expect...

In other news, I have failed to type shibolleth shibble shibbleleth shibbolith shibboleth correctly all week. And you have no bloody idea how many times I've had to write that word this week.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Jakob W on 02 October, 2020, 05:43:54 pm
Version control, I expect...

In other news, I have failed to type shibolleth shibble shibbleleth shibbolith shibboleth correctly all week. And you have no bloody idea how many times I've had to write that word this week.

'not-Athens'?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ian on 02 October, 2020, 05:59:10 pm
That's the one. Welcome to my interesting week.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 03 October, 2020, 10:43:10 am
Version control, I expect...

In other news, I have failed to type shibolleth shibble shibbleleth shibbolith shibboleth correctly all week. And you have no bloody idea how many times I've had to write that word this week.

Funny that. I got it right first time yesterday and then looked it up because I didn't believe it.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 04 October, 2020, 05:17:47 pm
...My main issue these days is my ability to consistently trype adn, teh, fro, and lately emissisons.  The latter being particularly peeving when working in climate change

Toady - I'm going to get in trouble for that one day.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pickled Onion on 04 October, 2020, 05:22:50 pm
Acocuntant - for some reason I can never be bothered to go back and correct it.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 11 October, 2020, 07:06:16 pm
A word I still have to check every time is Plimsoll. Also plimsolls. Make that two words, because to me are quite separate. I think I first heard the word plimsolls when I confused my mum, who'd grown up in a different part of the country, by telling her I needed some daps for school. While it was easy to accept plimsolls as an alternative word for daps – definitely that way round – it was far harder to accept that plimsolls and Plimsoll could possibly be the same word. Because what connection could there possibly be between canvas and rubber PE shoes and a line painted on the side of a ship to prevent it being overloaded? Clearly the Plimsoll line was named after Mr Plimsoll who had the bright idea and the shoes must be plimpsoles, because they have soles that make a 'plimp' noise as you walk in them. Plus, if anybody I knew (other than my parents) ever called them anything other than daps, they probably did say the first syllable 'plimp'. And if that spelling wasn't right, then the line must be spelt Plymsoll, connecting with Plymouth and thereby ships. I'd like to say I was clever enough to think it must be Plimsoul, after the souls it saved, but it never occurred to me. Besides, we never said SOS in our playground games, it was always Mayday. It was only a few years ago I learnt that daps is an acronym of Dunlop Athletic Plimsolls. I prefer to think of it as onomatopoeia.  :D
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 11 October, 2020, 09:43:46 pm
the shoes must be plimpsoles, because they have soles that make a 'plimp' noise as you walk in them.

This is my favourite thing I have read on the internet today.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 12 October, 2020, 05:43:48 am
...My main issue these days is my ability to consistently trype adn, teh, fro, and lately emissisons.  The latter being particularly peeving when working in climate change

Toady - I'm going to get in trouble for that one day.

One of my current clients is only a minor typo away from splat
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 12 October, 2020, 07:34:49 am
It was only a few years ago I learnt that daps is an acronym of Dunlop Athletic Plimsolls. I prefer to think of it as onomatopoeia.  :D

Ferry interestink.  In Schwabenland (darkest Württemberg) the dialect version of "let's go for a dander" is "gehen wir 'rumdappen".

Ah... dander might not be familiar to all. Stroll.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 12 October, 2020, 08:39:52 am
It was only a few years ago I learnt that daps is an acronym of Dunlop Athletic Plimsolls. I prefer to think of it as onomatopoeia.  :D

Ferry interestink.  In Schwabenland (darkest Württemberg) the dialect version of "let's go for a dander" is "gehen wir 'rumdappen".

Where an acronym is posited as the origin of a colloquial word, it's nearly always spurious.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ian on 12 October, 2020, 09:57:46 am
I've never heard of daps. Plimsolls were non-cool footwear for school PE, of course.

I've, of course, just learned it is not spelt Plimsoles.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Peter on 12 October, 2020, 10:07:09 am
They were called sandshoes in my family and still are by me and my brothers.  I wondered if it was a Northern thing so I looked it up just now and was gratified to find that it is listed as being used in Australia, New Zealand and …. Northern England!  My Dad spent 4 years of his young life there (sadly, he only had a young life) so maybe it came from there to us.  We also call pikelets pikelets (be quiet Roger!) while the rest of the world calls them crumpets, unless they are very thin.  That's also an Australian thing, apparently.  I've learned somethings today - great!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ian on 12 October, 2020, 10:39:42 am
Crumpets are called pikelets in the East Midlands (well, the bit I grew up in). I don't think we had thin ones.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Peter on 12 October, 2020, 10:46:23 am
We didn't/don't have thin ones, either.  I just got that from a definition site!

I could just eat one now (pikelet, not sandshoe, though I was brought up to eat what was on the plate - all of it!)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 12 October, 2020, 11:02:06 am
IME, the key difference between pikelets and crumpets is that crumpets are cooked in a ring while pikelets are freeform (this is also why crumpets tend to be thicker). Also you cook pikelets on both sides, but crumpets are only cooked on one side.

According to my recipe book, crumpet batter is also slightly thicker (they come under the same heading, you just add a bit more flour if making crumpets).

They are basically the same thing though.

I was going to make some crumpets yesterday but made some teacakes instead. They're slightly more faff than teacakes because you have to attend them while cooking and you can only do a few at a time (unless you have a very large griddle).
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ElyDave on 12 October, 2020, 11:27:49 am
Maybe pikelets were thinner originally (which my general memory of them) because they are freeform and that has now become the norm even with probable manufacturing processes that could keep them thicker?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ian on 12 October, 2020, 11:30:22 am
All the pikelets of my childhood came in packets. It might have said crumpets on the label (I can't remember that far back) but the thing within was always called a pikelet by everyone I knew.

The important thing is to put enough butter on the top that it comes out of the bottom.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 12 October, 2020, 12:40:43 pm
All the pikelets of my childhood came in packets. It might have said crumpets on the label (I can't remember that far back) but the thing within was always called a pikelet by everyone I knew.

The important thing is to put enough butter on the top that it comes out of the bottom.
My Dad, generally a selfless man who put others before him, would always always always go for the crumpet from the bottom of the stack, the one that was drenched in butter that had permeated through those above it.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 12 October, 2020, 01:02:51 pm
the shoes must be plimpsoles, because they have soles that make a 'plimp' noise as you walk in them.

This is my favourite thing I have read on the internet today.
Every now and again, I get the feeling I've actually done something worthwhile.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 12 October, 2020, 01:17:54 pm
It was only a few years ago I learnt that daps is an acronym of Dunlop Athletic Plimsolls. I prefer to think of it as onomatopoeia.  :D

Ferry interestink.  In Schwabenland (darkest Württemberg) the dialect version of "let's go for a dander" is "gehen wir 'rumdappen".

Where an acronym is posited as the origin of a colloquial word, it's nearly always spurious.

Helluvalot of spuring goes on all the same.

2050 AD: Daddy, why is it rude to call them bames?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 12 October, 2020, 01:21:02 pm
The important thing is to put enough butter on the top that it comes out of the bottom.

This is why crumpets have holes, after all.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 13 October, 2020, 12:39:26 am
the shoes must be plimpsoles, because they have soles that make a 'plimp' noise as you walk in them.

This is my favourite thing I have read on the internet today.

Are entertaining streams of consciousness a COVID-19 symptom?  Between the plimsolls (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=38327.msg2546831#msg2546831) and the world service (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=117120.msg2547113#msg2547113) I'm starting to worry about the effects of the Violent Virus.  If this keeps up, I worry that Cudzo may turn into ian and/or Mr Larrington.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Guy on 16 October, 2020, 08:22:49 am
The caption under the top picture in this article https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-54551068

Quote
The primitive fish had a heavily-armoured head and could grow up to a meter long

Could they really grow as long as an instrument for measuring flow?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: archy on 16 October, 2020, 08:31:29 am
Today I learnt that some people refer to the poles of a magnet as "positive" and "negative". How long has this been going on? What's wrong with North and South?
That’s a bit of a loded question.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 16 October, 2020, 08:40:25 am
 ::-)

That's just for puns (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/lodestone)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: archy on 16 October, 2020, 08:41:57 am
::-)

That's just for puns (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/lodestone)


Thank you for explaining it so clearly   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 28 October, 2020, 09:48:20 pm
(https://scontent.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t45.1600-4/cp0/q75/spS444/p526x296/121871628_23846184901690114_4534300671315784397_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=2&_nc_sid=7e83b1&_nc_ohc=GukduaEG45QAX8N0d8-&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr2-1.fna&oh=ea00229b5758ee8b5f5761a76867de3c&oe=5FC06998)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hatler on 28 October, 2020, 10:25:02 pm
Ooooof.  Even me as a musical dullard knows that that's wrong.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 28 October, 2020, 10:42:56 pm
I'm not too good at reading music BUT...

Strikes me they've stuck a standard 88-sticker pack onto an extended keyboard, whose lowest note is a C, not an A...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: eckagain on 28 October, 2020, 11:10:16 pm
Not so much made me cringe so much as made me laff!

Somebody locally is selling an "Exorcise Bike".   

Honest, I haven't made it up. Maybe they expect a lot of interest with Halloween coming?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 29 October, 2020, 01:32:09 am
These people got their stickers placed correctly but make interesting claims...
Quote
🧠⬆Memorize 5x Faster! No Residence Left On The Keys 🎹 These piano keyboard stickers are suitable for 37 key, 49 key, 61 key and 88 key keyboards or pianos 🎼 Grab Yours Now▶️  https://bit.ly/30m3iUm
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 29 October, 2020, 12:18:41 pm
I'm glad to see that they don't leave houses, flats or bungalows all over the ivories.  That simply Would Not Do!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 29 October, 2020, 12:26:08 pm
I'm glad to see that they don't leave houses, flats or bungalows all over the ivories.  That simply Would Not Do!

"He wrote it in four flats, having moved house 3 times during its composition."
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fimm on 29 October, 2020, 01:42:33 pm
@hellymedic that's hilarious. I'm also unconvinced that that kind of thing helps - but I know nothing about teaching (and it was a long time ago when I learned to play the piano).
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: spesh on 29 October, 2020, 01:57:11 pm
Not so much made me cringe so much as made me laff!

Somebody locally is selling an "Exorcise Bike".   

Honest, I haven't made it up. Maybe they expect a lot of interest with Halloween coming?

Just the thing for purging upholsterygheists from your home. :demon:

Pt 1: https://dilbert.com/strip/1989-05-24
Pt 2: https://dilbert.com/strip/1989-05-25

"The power of Zwift compels you!"
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 30 October, 2020, 09:53:38 am
Ooooof.  Even me as a musical dullard knows that that's wrong.

It took me a while to work out where they had gone wrong, I must admit.

The thing that really threw me is the G flat and D flat labels - I know they exist conceptually, but I only ever dealt in F sharp and C sharp when I studied music (many years ago).
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 30 October, 2020, 11:11:08 am
Not so much made me cringe so much as made me laff!

Somebody locally is selling an "Exorcise Bike".   

Honest, I haven't made it up. Maybe they expect a lot of interest with Halloween coming?

Just the thing for purging upholsterygheists from your home. :demon:

Pt 1: https://dilbert.com/strip/1989-05-24
Pt 2: https://dilbert.com/strip/1989-05-25

"The power of Zwift compels you!"

The strip that follows Pt 2. is irrelevant but funny.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 30 October, 2020, 11:23:27 pm
Not so much made me cringe so much as made me laff!

Somebody locally is selling an "Exorcise Bike".   

Honest, I haven't made it up. Maybe they expect a lot of interest with Halloween coming?

Just the thing for purging upholsterygheists from your home. :demon:

Pt 1: https://dilbert.com/strip/1989-05-24
Pt 2: https://dilbert.com/strip/1989-05-25

"The power of Zwift compels you!"

The strip that follows Pt 2. is irrelevant but funny.

Dilbert's lost a lot of weight since then but gained a phone.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 03 December, 2020, 10:06:23 am
Fictional, pictional shipping containers.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201203/a7e242351489b9a3ccdb286bb40d06b7.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 03 December, 2020, 10:27:06 am
Presumably that was meant to be elusive, which conjures up wonderful images of big, fat shipping containers on stumpy legs running away and hiding from people armed with cranes. A modern version of flintstone man hunting diplodocus.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 03 December, 2020, 10:35:14 am
Or The Luggage's big brother.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 03 December, 2020, 11:50:17 am
Quote
Recycling is drought with issues at the best of times
Perhaps under the influence of the previous paragraph's reference to using a desert as a natural food dehydrator!
https://bikepacking.com/plan/guide-low-waste-bikepacking/
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 03 December, 2020, 12:12:21 pm
From the same:
Quote
Foraging is coming in much of Scandinavia. For instance in Sweden, there is an ancient customary law referred to as “Allemansrätten”, meaning “All Men’s Right”. It allows you to roam in any wood, meadow or field to forage for wild food.
Quote
one of the tenants of bikepacking: be minimal.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 19 December, 2020, 09:29:22 am
Quote
A platypus under Visable light, UV light unfiltered and UV light yellow filter.
Urrgh. Interesting to read about glowing platypuses though.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/dec/19/tasmanian-devils-glow-in-the-dark-australian-animals-glowing-platypus-wombat-echidna-bandicoot-scientists-investigate-australia-marsupials-light
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 19 December, 2020, 11:42:16 am
Also, this photo:

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/3af9ccddd729bfdc4e57118bdc7f7d4747df9dfb/223_0_1564_1036/master/1564.jpg?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=926056cc189cad42eef48d4f2f5eb2c7)

should have been captioned:

Quote
Dr Kenny Travouillon (L), Curator of Mammalogy, Western Australian Museum
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 19 December, 2020, 01:27:01 pm
Also, this photo:

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/3af9ccddd729bfdc4e57118bdc7f7d4747df9dfb/223_0_1564_1036/master/1564.jpg?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=926056cc189cad42eef48d4f2f5eb2c7)

should have been captioned:

Quote
Dr Kenny Travouillon (L), Curator of Mammalogy, Western Australian Museum
Dame Echidna Everage (R), Curator of Humanology, (deceased)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 25 December, 2020, 12:38:06 pm
Festive frights.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201225/6456ab75ce79ee8bbaa7aa0e9a1ebe13.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Peter on 25 December, 2020, 12:42:21 pm
Apostrophe's in the right place, so I'm suspicious!

Further, a friend of ours was an occupational therapist.  I often wondered how long it would be before the relevant society's magazine changed its title from "Therapist".  Maybe there was a small "the" in front but I don't remember that.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 11 January, 2021, 07:33:36 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2021/jan/11/joe-biden-donald-trump-impeachment-capitol-mike-pence-nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-covid-live-updates?page=with:block-5ffc87838f08ef644fc2dcd1#block-5ffc87838f08ef644fc2dcd1

Quote from: Grauniad
...the FBI has sent a bulleting...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 11 January, 2021, 07:45:09 pm
Typo or Freudian pils, I mean slip?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 22 January, 2021, 02:47:21 am
BMJ today had peddling for pedalling. They are usually better than that...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 25 January, 2021, 07:42:13 pm
I know it's a brand name and probably exempt from crimes against spelling, and I'm clearly biased against the company on account of their crappy products, but "DeafGard" (an acoustically-triggered fire alerter that frequently doesn't) and "DorGard" (a device that uses the same technology to close doors in response to random loud noises).
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 26 January, 2021, 09:14:59 am
I know it's a brand name and probably exempt from crimes against spelling, and I'm clearly biased against the company on account of their crappy products, but "DeafGard" (an acoustically-triggered fire alerter that frequently doesn't) and "DorGard" (a device that uses the same technology to close doors in response to random loud noises).

Makes me wonder how the U got into guard in the first place.  It's not necessary to harden the G and it derives from French garder which hasn't got one.

ETA but that derivation is from Chambers.  This is more interesting.

http://hull-awe.org.uk/index.php/Ward_(meaning)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 07 February, 2021, 08:46:45 pm
Also posted by me elsewhere here...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtlZ-WPXAAEyNKq?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 07 February, 2021, 09:04:47 pm
(https://scontent.flhr2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p526x296/147156834_10159539837882642_3280246391906405363_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=2&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=dIQEsE--XmYAX_mmXH4&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr2-2.fna&tp=6&oh=6ca9cb7351f420ca5cc68910e1634c3d&oe=60464B9D)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hatler on 07 February, 2021, 09:09:29 pm
Technically, that's correct, until you move one of the items.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 07 February, 2021, 09:22:05 pm
It's a stand, after all...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 26 February, 2021, 12:30:28 am
A friend has posted a Ryvita health quiz and video on Facebook.

The comments seem to show this product spelt as 'evita' & 'gravitas' ...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 09 March, 2021, 06:57:20 pm
From https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/09/vertical-mulcher-rides-to-rescue-of-ancient-northumberland-peat-bog

Quote
Although planting trees is more often associated with combatting climate change, ecologists say that removing trees and restoring the mire play a crucial role in mitigating its effects. Many of the mires were partially planted as part of a drive to shore up the nation’s timbre reserves, depleted after two world wars.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 09 March, 2021, 11:06:38 pm
From https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/09/vertical-mulcher-rides-to-rescue-of-ancient-northumberland-peat-bog

Quote
Although planting trees is more often associated with combatting climate change, ecologists say that removing trees and restoring the mire play a crucial role in mitigating its effects. Many of the mires were partially planted as part of a drive to shore up the nation’s timbre reserves, depleted after two world wars.

I'm heartened that someone is considering the future of xylophones.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 14 March, 2021, 09:24:50 pm
TOBAGO from the Independent:
Quote
But, like the PPU, it endured. In 1989, it formed the foundation of the Velvet Revolution – a name referencing both its peaceful “iron fist in a velvet glove” nature and its roots in the music of The Velvet Underground – which saw half a million people gather in Wenceslas Square demanding freedom, ommunism crumble in Czechoslovakia and Havel himself become the first president of the democratic Czech Republic. So vital was music to the revolution that, for a brief time, Frank Zappa became one of Havel’s official cultural advisors.
I'm going to make an ommunism crumble tomorrow. Better than apple or rhubarb.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 14 March, 2021, 10:09:12 pm
Ommunism is, like, the credo of Hippius sillius, man!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 15 March, 2021, 08:40:52 am
Ommunism crumble being a Tibetan dessert?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Moleman76 on 16 March, 2021, 07:18:12 am
And they gave it a credo, and the credo is OMMMMMMunism.

The dream has reached the threshold
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 05 April, 2021, 06:16:48 pm
Because no one should travel without cheese.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210405/24c13c0b144c7c545f52af596655791e.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 21 April, 2021, 02:53:20 pm
On the back of a delivery truck today:

       KNAUF
INTELIGENT LOGISTICS
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 21 April, 2021, 08:55:56 pm
On the back of a delivery truck today:

       KNAUF
INTELIGENT LOGISTICS

 ;D ;D ;D

Given your location, should this be an 'amusing translation error'?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 22 April, 2021, 08:42:41 am
On the back of a delivery truck today:

       KNAUF
INTELIGENT LOGISTICS

 ;D ;D ;D

Given your location, should this be an 'amusing translation error'?

Nah, it was split across the two rear doors. The right-hand one didn't quite match.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 26 April, 2021, 06:33:48 pm
Frrybttn

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/fb43a08762629dfedfc4b436e290ffa4a6e5f89b/95_0_3310_1988/master/3310.jpg?width=620&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=d718a910eaaec9139e573a402d871a54) (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/26/standard-life-aberdeen-to-change-name-to-abrdn)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hatler on 26 April, 2021, 06:42:41 pm
Bggr ff. Tht's rdcls.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 April, 2021, 07:07:59 pm
wldn't hv wrkd t t wtht t cntxt f "Frrybttn".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 28 April, 2021, 09:01:01 pm
(https://scontent.flhr4-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t45.1600-4/cp0/q90/spS444/p235x350/177619435_23847341733760687_2614831522651676218_n.png.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=68ce8d&_nc_ohc=9yuHeN5OqUYAX_F6hvc&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-3.fna&_nc_tp=31&oh=a3c3dd97e3370321ba65f87242a35c90&oe=60AE9AC9)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 28 April, 2021, 09:12:24 pm
Frrybttn

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/fb43a08762629dfedfc4b436e290ffa4a6e5f89b/95_0_3310_1988/master/3310.jpg?width=620&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=d718a910eaaec9139e573a402d871a54) (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/26/standard-life-aberdeen-to-change-name-to-abrdn)
That's how it's pronounced anyway, isn't it? It's phonics for financial services. Ay-brrr-d'n.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ian on 28 April, 2021, 09:22:06 pm
I blame the Jews.

yeah, yeah, pedants, Arabic too, and I know nikud isn't just something you get in the bedroom.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 28 April, 2021, 09:39:02 pm
nikud is a dot or tittle.
That's the point innit?

Nikudim are both vowels & punctuation, I think.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ian on 28 April, 2021, 09:41:51 pm
If I recall they're diacritics in Hebrew used to signify vowels (I don't think standard Arabic bothers). I learned something from my ex (not proper Jewish, her mother was a lapsed Mennonite, complex family, oh the stories I could tell).

Someone cleverer than me will be along in a moment to correct me. It was a shit joke though, so I wasn't passing it up. I'm here all week, people.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 28 April, 2021, 10:33:02 pm
They are. Ham is a more learned scholar here (and I think he also knows Arabic).

Hebrew has diacritics as vowels for beginners and in the classical Hebrew of prayer books, where is also sometime Aramaic.

Modern Hebrew mostly does without.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Giraffe on 29 April, 2021, 05:51:59 pm
(https://scontent.flhr4-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t45.1600-4/cp0/q90/spS444/p235x350/177619435_23847341733760687_2614831522651676218_n.png.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=68ce8d&_nc_ohc=9yuHeN5OqUYAX_F6hvc&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-3.fna&_nc_tp=31&oh=a3c3dd97e3370321ba65f87242a35c90&oe=60AE9AC9)
CAMRA, shirley?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 29 April, 2021, 06:28:42 pm
Or Kamara (https://www.chriskamara.com), perhaps?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 07 May, 2021, 12:58:53 am
A placard in the Happy Swedish Halls Of Joy the other day advised me that $PLÅTË makes a pratical lid for the matching BØWL.  Right next to the checkouts.  Although it’s [“The Death of the Soul” – Mr Sunshine] so no-one else will have noticed.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: PhilO on 07 May, 2021, 10:22:04 am
Or Kamara (https://www.chriskamara.com), perhaps?

Or Carnera (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfJp-LuxR_o)?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 07 May, 2021, 01:11:35 pm
Harrow Times online today: HUGE flashy advert fora water softner...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 20 May, 2021, 09:01:01 am
I'm not sure if this is a typo, a deliberate ambiguity or simply the correct word, but whatever it is, I like it:
Quote
[Working in a high-end fashion store]’s not all been bad. You get some good mates, the retail causalities – people who only care about going out every night and free clothes. Contemporary hedonists, degenerate behaviour rises out of fashion retail like a phoenix.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 20 May, 2021, 09:32:46 am
That reminds me - one of my colleagues referred in an email yesterday to "a rise in causal sex post lockdown".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 20 May, 2021, 10:02:36 am
Your work emails are a lot more interesting than mine!
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: citoyen on 20 May, 2021, 10:15:16 am
It was related to a marketing campaign for a high-street health & beauty retailer, nothing more interesting than that, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 20 May, 2021, 10:54:53 am
Wondering what a "causal sex post" might be...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 20 May, 2021, 11:50:03 am
Wondering what a "causal sex post" might be...
Like a May Pole but more modern.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 20 May, 2021, 11:52:10 am
Wondering what a "causal sex post" might be...
And how and why do you lock one down?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Feanor on 20 May, 2021, 03:05:22 pm
Or Kamara (https://www.chriskamara.com), perhaps?

Or Carnera (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfJp-LuxR_o)?

Carnera (https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/carnera-heavyweight-champion-falkirk-1172424) was the name of a mighty Clydesdale horse that pulled Barr's delivery carts around Falkirk in the 1930s.
He was locally acclaimed as the 'Biggest working horse in the world'.
At some 20 hands high, he was named after the Italian boxer, Primo Carnera (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primo_Carnera).

He gets a mention in Jim Carruth's poem (https://tourismstandrews.co.uk/kelpie-maquettes/), a homage to the heavy horses that powered transport and agriculture in pre-industrial Scotland.

Andy Scott's Kelpies sculptures at Falkirk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kelpies) are inspired by this poem; they are the 'Mighty Twins of Carnera'; sited as they are in 'this kingdom between canal and firth', one bowing it's head to the water, the other stretching it's neck to face the sun.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 04 June, 2021, 09:25:21 pm
Elsewhere somebody posted about a venue popular with 'au peres' and I was left wondering about extra-curricular activities...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Feanor on 06 June, 2021, 04:57:19 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51228307802_19e4f828c4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m3St9f)
Lanlord (https://flic.kr/p/2m3St9f) by Ron Lowe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62966413@N04/), on Flickr

Presumably the supply to the Network Room, where the switches and routers live?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ravenbait on 08 June, 2021, 10:36:48 am
I am becoming irrationally irritated by homophonic malapropism.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dkZWSoxCxS01IC_oJWdh0ijJ8-KFj67B0uqB-XciIllBZJ5WGBrkktjXcpvvRzuYCyYMI3H_gWnI2AYLk3CHOlCf1rxlVMPmWDSnHG0kMEsabwIiG2Ujca5O5VHLhm1upsvGQNrhP1ZuWtJ3O6JAADiQ=w1107-h292-no?authuser=0)

It's not like you have to buy a dictionary these days. There are plenty online.

Sam
I was looking for ocean-friendly, wetsuit-friendly, once-a-day sunscreen.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 08 June, 2021, 10:54:55 am
It could be a pun. Haul as in acquisitions? A tendency to make puns was thought in the early 19th century to be a symptom of insanity...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Peter on 08 June, 2021, 10:58:37 am
They possibly meant Hall of Shame (add to death list).
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 08 June, 2021, 10:59:27 am
I had a choice petite rantette all primed and ready to fire until you stepped in with your oh-so-sensible explanation, Cudzo.

Damn you, Kropotkin Cudzoziemiec!  Damn you TO HELL!!1!

 ;)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ravenbait on 08 June, 2021, 11:09:45 am
It could be a pun. Haul as in acquisitions? A tendency to make puns was thought in the early 19th century to be a symptom of insanity...

You are being optimistic. It's just voting for a favourite beauty product.

Sam
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 08 June, 2021, 11:25:46 am
I try to be an optimist. It makes me less pessimistic about being damned by Mr Larrington.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 13 June, 2021, 12:58:57 pm
My spelling checker did not know the word "titration". It wanted to split it in two.  ::-)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Tim Hall on 13 June, 2021, 07:50:51 pm
My spelling checker did not know the word "titration". It wanted to split it in two.  ::-)
Could such splitting be cleavage?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hatler on 13 June, 2021, 07:51:23 pm
Very droll.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 13 June, 2021, 08:00:21 pm
My spelling checker did not know the word "titration". It wanted to split it in two.  ::-)
Could such splitting be cleavage?
It boobed.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 22 July, 2021, 10:54:24 am
Stolen from Twitter

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E65CsU6WQAAEo54?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fboab on 22 July, 2021, 10:55:52 am
So am I.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hellymedic on 22 July, 2021, 12:41:58 pm
Only TWICE? All right for some...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: lissotriton on 23 July, 2021, 09:52:54 pm
Beavers damned a drain.
https://news.stv.tv/highlands-islands/critters-enjoy-scotlands-first-ever-beaver-tunnel
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 31 July, 2021, 08:29:16 pm
On a blackboard in one doorway of a pub: NO EXSIT.

But it might not have been a typo; it could have been telling someone's ex they weren't allowed to sit there.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: lissotriton on 09 August, 2021, 02:02:18 am
An advert on Facebook, selling an "otterman bed".
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ravenbait on 09 August, 2021, 11:45:18 am
While I can see "damned a drain" as being a fat-finger typo that spellchecker didn't catch, the following two seem to be prime indicators of lack of reading.

Sam
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: PeteB99 on 09 August, 2021, 03:31:58 pm
In amongst the instructions and guarantees that came with my new piece of consumer electronics is a card inviting me to take up my free trail of their extended warranty.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 09 August, 2021, 05:03:53 pm
An advert on Facebook, selling an "otterman bed".

That otter be a thing.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 12 August, 2021, 08:45:34 pm
Quote
Noodles, tofu and spring onion, an attempt at some sort of ramshackle Ramen.. It filled the whole and that was that.
I'm sure this is a typo, but I also think it's better than the correct phrase.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: geoff on 13 August, 2021, 09:06:14 am
While I can see "damned a drain" as being a fat-finger typo that spellchecker didn't catch, the following two seem to be prime indicators of lack of reading.

Sam
I wasn't sure what Adrian had done to deserve that... (think I blame Timothy Taylor) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210813/26a7a366e638215b9d3502a25284a286.jpg)

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Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: ravenbait on 13 August, 2021, 09:48:34 am
On the part of the original authors, I meant.

Sam
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: rafletcher on 13 August, 2021, 12:10:31 pm
"License" instead of "Licence"  bloody USAnian spelling in our corporate (Japanese) email system.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: hatler on 13 August, 2021, 01:28:56 pm
Think of the pain I go through every time I have to proof read some of our company's output now that the decision has been taken that we should principally address the USAnian market.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Pingu on 21 August, 2021, 08:32:54 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51393980080_cde813d3b3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mivzJQ)
IMG_8741_01 (https://flic.kr/p/2mivzJQ) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: rafletcher on 26 August, 2021, 10:54:08 am
From a flyer sent out bu our USAnian colleagues for a Grand Opening....  "Horderves & Appetizers"
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Peter on 26 August, 2021, 12:14:10 pm
Absolutely agree, rafletcher - definitely Appetisers!   ;)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fimm on 02 September, 2021, 02:19:52 pm
Exchange with Facilities person on the subject of returning to the office...
Her: You do realise you will be a loan worker don't you?
Me: What is a loan worker please?
<hits send>
<penny drops>
Me: Or do you mean a lone worker?

Her: Oops, yes, on your owen...
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Paul on 02 September, 2021, 03:07:44 pm
If you don’t have an owen can they loan you one?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 02 September, 2021, 04:51:50 pm
Which would make Owen a loan worker, but not a lone worker.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger on 02 September, 2021, 05:41:20 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/f794xI3x80_MZ1-a6lxtCQjOTxkxyxeHiZsM1qcLq3uzTULJCXSDylaPNvh0YyyH_K-CVCLxbbaPZY_wEnamFpCESY-YCLNz7dCQKXLE0THh-IEHR39KkqjGfL8VncE3ZjeS5qAo_BA=w2400)

Several for the price of one there. Westcliff sea front yesterday morning.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 02 September, 2021, 05:50:56 pm
Nah, it's a reference to Shirley Porter selling off the public loos for 42p and a pound of grapes.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Moleman76 on 03 September, 2021, 01:27:36 am
While (or, grammarians, whilst?) reviewing some building construction drawings today, I came across a note labeling some parts as "Insulted Metal Panels".  Placing tongue in cheek, I countered with "This product does not appear in the specifications". 
What a difference an eh makes.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: T42 on 03 September, 2021, 09:15:21 am
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/f794xI3x80_MZ1-a6lxtCQjOTxkxyxeHiZsM1qcLq3uzTULJCXSDylaPNvh0YyyH_K-CVCLxbbaPZY_wEnamFpCESY-YCLNz7dCQKXLE0THh-IEHR39KkqjGfL8VncE3ZjeS5qAo_BA=w2400)

Several for the price of one there. Westcliff sea front yesterday morning.

What if you've been drinking bitter?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Peter on 03 September, 2021, 09:17:24 am
Well, you're going to be pissed off, for a start.
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: fimm 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?)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: bhoot 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.

Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Wowbagger 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?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Kim on 09 October, 2021, 11:36:45 am
(https://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/2021_10_08_00_28_03.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Mr Larrington on 09 October, 2021, 11:58:55 am
Is “cigaretter” a posh word for “smoker”?
Title: Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 09 October, 2021, 02:07:13 pm
And do you trust that manufacturer's compliance with the regulations?