Author Topic: Spelling that makes you cringe  (Read 74719 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:
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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

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #811 on: January 14, 2020, 09:34:35 pm »
In the Lloyds Pharmacy lurking within my local branch of Mr Sainsbury's House of Toothy Comestibles is a poster urging the punter to give up drinkohol for the first 31 days of 2020.  Referring to it as "Dry Janurary".

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #812 on: January 15, 2020, 10:13:59 am »
Picture caption from Heil web$hite. 'Storm Brendan is effecting cross Channel freight'

Aren't 'journalists' supposed to be trained? Edjumercated?

Oh, it's the Heil. As you were...
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #813 on: January 15, 2020, 10:41:00 am »
Picture caption from Heil web$hite. 'Storm Brendan is effecting cross Channel freight'

Aren't 'journalists' supposed to be trained? Edjumercated?

Oh, it's the Heil. As you were...

It wouldn't be surprising in the Graun either, sod to soy.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #814 on: January 20, 2020, 09:07:16 pm »
Maybe the sign has been vandleised.

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #815 on: January 20, 2020, 10:33:30 pm »
The typesetting irks me more than the spelling on that one.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #816 on: Yesterday at 01:47:24 pm »
'Peddle' again.

Northwick Park ought to know better!

https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk/northwick-park-hospital

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #817 on: Yesterday at 02:06:01 pm »
Could they not find a banner image that wasn't showing off all its brutalist glory?
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #818 on: Yesterday at 02:56:14 pm »
Could they not find a banner image that wasn't showing off all its brutalist glory?

It was a new build brutalist edifice.

There is no other aspect.

A corridor isn't instantly recognisable...

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #819 on: Yesterday at 03:10:44 pm »
My fault for foolishly assuming that they'd have built *something* that wasn't hideous in the 25 years or so since I last visited.
 Or at least decided that discretion was the better part of valour and gone with an indoor shot featuring some combination of a) shiny new imaging technology  b) ethinically-diverse smiley people in scrubs  c) a female patient looking suspiciously well-groomed and unexhausted, while holding a newborn baby  d) attractive people inna lab with pipettes, and all the non-clolourless liquids lined up on the windowsill


ETA: Clicking round the site, I've found a couple of the above.  I'm sure the others are in there somewhere.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #820 on: Yesterday at 03:35:35 pm »
[Veered OT]
My fault for foolishly assuming that they'd have built *something* that wasn't hideous in the 25 years or so since I last visited.
ETA: Clicking round the site, I've found a couple of the above.  I'm sure the others are in there somewhere.

NPH was really quite pleasant when the concrete was NEW! SHINY! but plain concrete does not age gracefully. The banner show the recognisable face, darkening, weathered greyness and all. An iconic but charmless image.

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #821 on: Yesterday at 03:51:38 pm »
In a traffic jam some years ago, nikki and I came up with The Brick Theoryâ„¢:  That if you molish buildings from bricks (including stone), they still look pretty good even after many years (indeed, centuries) of neglect, but all other materials (especially concrete and plastics) tend to look awful after a decade or two of non-maintenance.  It's not that brick is immune to weathering, so much that it still looks aesthetically pleasing as it does so.

I'm reserving judgement on clip-on brick cladding, but my gut feeling is that it'll continue to look decent for quite some time, before whole chunks of it fall off onto unsuspecting passers-by.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #822 on: Yesterday at 04:43:26 pm »
How do you feel about Roman architecture? And wooden buildings?
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #823 on: Yesterday at 05:16:00 pm »
'Peddle' again.

Northwick Park ought to know better!

https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk/northwick-park-hospital

Maybe specifically aimed at onion vendors  :)

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #824 on: Yesterday at 07:42:52 pm »
How do you feel about Roman architecture?

Birmingham needs more of it.


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And wooden buildings?

Those tend to be self-limiting in the absence of maintenance.  Also, three little pigs.
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