Author Topic: Spelling that makes you cringe  (Read 168309 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1225 on: 27 November, 2023, 03:38:55 pm »
Surely, that's enough Faraday…

meddyg

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1226 on: 27 November, 2023, 04:41:04 pm »
Yeah, enough of your impedance !

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1227 on: 27 November, 2023, 06:33:52 pm »
Some of these comments are getting quite heated. Maybe someone can coulomb down?

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1228 on: 13 January, 2024, 02:27:05 pm »
Another Twitter/X gem…


Foot in mouth disease...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1229 on: 15 January, 2024, 05:04:41 pm »
Hate U In Drag has written about a "poststratification model", which is fine, but I can't help feeling that word is crying out for a hyphen.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2024/jan/15/yougov-poll-telegraph-tories-disaster-analysis
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1230 on: 04 February, 2024, 08:18:13 am »
Paycheck, license (noun), mold, all seem to be more common now at least online.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1231 on: 04 February, 2024, 08:27:33 am »
Draw.
You don't keep your socks and knickers in a draw.
Far less in a chester draws.  :facepalm:

T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1232 on: 04 February, 2024, 02:00:52 pm »
Paycheck, license (noun), mold, all seem to be more common now at least online.

Yeah. Last time MrsT was on an OU summer school in the UK, about 10 years ago, she came home and declared "they're all Americans".

I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

Tim Hall

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1233 on: 08 February, 2024, 09:42:00 pm »
Went through some roadworks today on the A30 in Darkest Cornwall. Many cones, lots of new dual carriageway being built.  Not many people visible doing stuff. To ensure passing motorists were not unduly aggrieved by the apparent lack of work going on there were signs:

"We're currently working out of site."

There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1234 on: 09 February, 2024, 09:51:36 am »
Working off sight – everything is done visually.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1235 on: 12 February, 2024, 04:08:00 pm »
I'm calling this a spelling mistake rather than a maths one because it is really a typo (but not a good one) or a proof-reading error.

I was looking at ladders on the B&Q website. One that I was interested in comes in two lengths: 2.5m and 0.39m...

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1236 on: 12 February, 2024, 04:12:18 pm »
Reminds me of 75l toothpaste tubes...

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1237 on: 17 February, 2024, 07:12:24 pm »
Facebook seems to be feeding me American cookery videos.
I don’t like the way they pronounce ‘oregano’  oRAYguno and basil BAYzil at all!

Auntie Helen

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1238 on: 17 February, 2024, 07:18:52 pm »
Not to mention erbs.
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ian

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1239 on: 17 February, 2024, 07:59:55 pm »
Wait till you learn how they pronounce coriander.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1240 on: 18 February, 2024, 12:35:39 am »
Some camp as a row of tents USAnian muso on t'wireless the other day who pronounced “vitality” as “vee-tality”.

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T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1241 on: 18 February, 2024, 11:07:17 am »
Not to mention erbs.

That's the way my mum pronounced it.  My sister once corrected her and got a hell of a rocket from my dad.

Re orRAYgano, it's actually closer to the original than the English version.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1242 on: 18 February, 2024, 07:11:39 pm »
You've got to keep on top of these things, it's no good resting on your laurels.
Riding a concrete path through the nebulous and chaotic future.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1243 on: 18 February, 2024, 07:55:04 pm »
Sage advice
Quote from: tiermat
that's not science, it's semantics.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1244 on: 18 February, 2024, 10:54:28 pm »
About thyme for Basil to pop up here, no?

T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1245 on: 19 February, 2024, 07:59:36 am »
You've got to keep on top of these things, it's no good resting on your laurels.

Nor yet bay up the wrong tree.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight