Author Topic: Spelling that makes you cringe  (Read 115769 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #50 on: 24 September, 2010, 04:27:15 pm »
Woman (sing)
Women (pl)

Even the Beeb got it wrong today.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #51 on: 24 September, 2010, 04:44:45 pm »
Coz helly are a wimmin.
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #52 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.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #53 on: 24 September, 2010, 05:16:14 pm »
A wooman.
Woo, your a man! I dizent realise!
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #54 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?


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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #55 on: 24 September, 2010, 06:23:51 pm »
Eligable.

*cringe*

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #56 on: 24 September, 2010, 06:41:33 pm »
Coz helly are a wimmin.
I are a woperkin.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #57 on: 24 September, 2010, 10:00:21 pm »
Coz helly are a wimmin.
I are a woperkin.
That's a type of diesel engine?  :)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #58 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?  :)
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Steve Kish

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #59 on: 24 September, 2010, 10:22:54 pm »
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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:-

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'Take the money out of the draw(er)'
Old enough to know better!

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #60 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.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #61 on: 25 September, 2010, 09:47:19 am »
"Wo" is very close to "Woe", isn't it?
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #62 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.
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Giraffe

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #63 on: 25 September, 2010, 02:57:27 pm »
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #64 on: 25 September, 2010, 02:59:13 pm »

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #65 on: 25 September, 2010, 03:21:55 pm »


Not! Not a wosman either.
The Wosmans!



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David Martin

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #66 on: 25 September, 2010, 03:29:22 pm »
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #67 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.
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Giraffe

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #68 on: 25 September, 2010, 06:20:55 pm »
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Wowbagger

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #69 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.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #70 on: 04 October, 2010, 11:35:15 am »
From what?
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #71 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

Oh dear!

red marley

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #72 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.

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #73 on: 21 May, 2011, 07:02:30 pm »
I had visions of cars in self-destruct mode...

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #74 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.
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