Author Topic: Spelling that makes you cringe  (Read 73199 times)

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #800 on: December 23, 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. :-\

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #801 on: December 23, 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.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #802 on: January 20, 2019, 01:53:25 pm »
My cousin, a rabbi in training, attended the Holocaust funeral today.
He posted this on Facebook:
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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.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #803 on: February 11, 2019, 04:58:17 pm »
I see a bicyle for sale. It says on the downtube "Pedalease". It's described as "Peddlease"  ::-)
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #804 on: February 22, 2019, 07:00:29 pm »

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #805 on: April 18, 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:
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #806 on: June 10, 2019, 10:36:21 pm »

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #807 on: June 26, 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".
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #808 on: June 27, 2019, 08:34:28 am »
The way that the temperature is going in Spain, "desert" might be apposite!
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #809 on: December 03, 2019, 10:25:14 pm »
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #810 on: December 04, 2019, 06:03:37 am »
^^ to be fair, the items don't seem to be moving