Author Topic: Spelling that makes you cringe  (Read 78405 times)

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #850 on: February 24, 2020, 10:08:43 pm »
It was flutist until the victorians changed the spelling.

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #851 on: February 25, 2020, 08:38:03 pm »
Some fun ones today:
A piece of paper worth a certain sum of money when paid into a bank was a check, which I could almost forgive, seeing as the writer was Usanian* – but only almost, as they'd been specifically instructed to use UK spellings – if it hadn't been a cheque in the previous sentence.
Goods being delivered might or might not arrive "in tact".
But best of all, trucks leaving a warehouse might pass over a way bridge. I was rather disappointed to find the document listing their goods was not, however, a weigh bill.

* One of the trucks suffered a burst tire.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.