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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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