Author Topic: Spelling that makes you cringe  (Read 130928 times)

clarion

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #100 on: 17 October, 2011, 03:52:32 pm »
Good point.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #101 on: 17 October, 2011, 03:54:46 pm »
Rouge states, etc.

What has face powder to do with the promotion of terrorism?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #102 on: 17 October, 2011, 11:48:06 pm »
From Wikipedia:
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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)
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fboab

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #103 on: 18 October, 2011, 08:16:28 am »
Makes perfect sense. Canadians spell in the style Francaise, USAnians spell it wrong. Ly.
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Wowbagger

  • Sylph
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #104 on: 16 May, 2012, 11:56:31 am »


11th April



12th April


16th May
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clarion

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #105 on: 16 May, 2012, 12:03:28 pm »
Faster than the speed of sound?  That'll be a big crunch.
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red marley

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #106 on: 16 May, 2012, 03:33:45 pm »
11th April


I think there may well be 29 jobs in the next edition.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #107 on: 16 May, 2012, 06:15:50 pm »
I doubt it. The Echo oozes quality in the way that an ulcer does.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #108 on: 16 May, 2012, 07:09:31 pm »
This was up briefly, but the local cycle couriers nabbed one before it got removed:


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clarion

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #109 on: 16 May, 2012, 08:45:45 pm »
Wood you believe it?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #110 on: 16 May, 2012, 09:07:20 pm »
Criminal branch.
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Auntie Helen

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #111 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.

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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!
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Wowbagger

  • Sylph
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #112 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.

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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.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #113 on: 11 July, 2012, 11:39:06 am »
Or a Cupertino.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #114 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.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #115 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.
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fboab

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #116 on: 26 July, 2012, 08:33:31 am »
This didn't make me cringe, but did make me laugh.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #117 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!
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Pingu

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #118 on: 07 August, 2012, 02:24:32 pm »
From the Beeb:

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Faith book festival invites athiest Dawkins


I wonder what he's most athy at  ???

Andrij

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #119 on: 27 August, 2012, 09:55:48 pm »
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

fboab

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #120 on: 27 August, 2012, 10:58:22 pm »
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #121 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.
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #122 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.<<

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #123 on: 03 September, 2012, 10:20:02 pm »
I didn't cringe, I laughed. I'd want a main course first though.

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fboab

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #124 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.
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