Author Topic: Spelling that makes you cringe  (Read 61480 times)

hellymedic

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

Even the Beeb got it wrong today.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #51 on: September 24, 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: September 24, 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.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #53 on: September 24, 2010, 05:16:14 pm »
A wooman.
Woo, your a man! I dizent realise!
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #54 on: September 24, 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.
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peliroja

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

*cringe*

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #56 on: September 24, 2010, 06:41:33 pm »
Coz helly are a wimmin.
I are a woperkin.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #57 on: September 24, 2010, 10:00:21 pm »
Coz helly are a wimmin.
I are a woperkin.
That's a type of diesel engine?  :)
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #58 on: September 24, 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?  :)
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Steve Kish

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #59 on: September 24, 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: September 24, 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.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


CAMRAMan

  • Formerly A Warwickshire Lad
Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #61 on: September 25, 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: September 25, 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.
"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897

Giraffe

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #63 on: September 25, 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: September 25, 2010, 02:59:13 pm »

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #65 on: September 25, 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: September 25, 2010, 03:29:22 pm »
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #67 on: September 25, 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.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Giraffe

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #68 on: September 25, 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: October 03, 2010, 05:37:00 pm »
The tea room we patronised yesterday had a notice saying that they were unable to except credit cards.
Homo sapiens - a creature so intelligent it knowingly sowed the seeds of its own destruction and did nothing about it.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #70 on: October 04, 2010, 11:35:15 am »
From what?
"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #71 on: May 21, 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: May 21, 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: May 21, 2011, 07:02:30 pm »
I had visions of cars in self-destruct mode...

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #74 on: May 21, 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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