Author Topic: Spelling that makes you cringe  (Read 62809 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

  • Gaulois réfractaire
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 dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.