Author Topic: Spelling that makes you cringe  (Read 68923 times)

meddyg

  • 'You'll have had your tea?'
Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #800 on: December 12, 2018, 11:42:56 pm »



in Newport, Gwent.

Ergo, normal Welsh orthography

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #801 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. :-\

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #802 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.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #803 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 #804 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"  ::-)
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #805 on: February 22, 2019, 07:00:29 pm »

road-runner

  • is in Slovakia.
Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #806 on: March 15, 2019, 10:12:35 pm »
Paris Jackson said, "Trying to," but the BBC thinks it is written tryna which makes me cringe.

Source article.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #807 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:
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #808 on: June 10, 2019, 10:36:21 pm »