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Andrij

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #900 on: August 09, 2020, 08:24:33 pm »
Over on Facebook, perfumes are being discussed.
Somebody has posted 'Channel 5'...

Reminds me of someone discussing the Star Wars film 'Rouge One'...
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #901 on: August 09, 2020, 10:03:40 pm »
Our pianist friend is playing some Chopin and Saint Sean's on Facebook.
His paying is MUCH better than his spelling...

Given he's now playing Le Cygne, St Sean's 'Swan' would be quite a tongue twister...

Salvatore

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #902 on: August 10, 2020, 10:29:14 am »
Our pianist friend is playing some Chopin and Saint Sean's on Facebook.
His paying is MUCH better than his spelling...

Given he's now playing Le Cygne, St Sean's 'Swan' would be quite a tongue twister...

You're charging him?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #903 on: August 10, 2020, 11:03:19 am »
Hear's won... Sorry, here's one in Polish:
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Tymczasem państwowa agencja informacyjna Biełta poinformowała na swoim kanale na Telegramie, że Łukaszenko udał się dziś z wizytą gospodarską do siedziby holdingu rolniczego pod Mińskiem. "Łukaszenka zapozna się z realizacją projektu inwestycyjnego dotyczącego nowoczesnej produkcji rolnej w BNBK - [Białoruska narodowa biotechnologiczna korporacja -red.]" - podawała Biełta.
There's no consensus on whether to call him Lukashenko or Lukashenka, but at least pick one and stick to it.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #904 on: August 10, 2020, 11:07:49 am »
Got both versions in one BBC report yesterday.  ("The BBC is an equal opportunities employer.....)

Andrij

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #905 on: August 10, 2020, 11:56:56 am »
Hear's won... Sorry, here's one in Polish:
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Tymczasem państwowa agencja informacyjna Biełta poinformowała na swoim kanale na Telegramie, że Łukaszenko udał się dziś z wizytą gospodarską do siedziby holdingu rolniczego pod Mińskiem. "Łukaszenka zapozna się z realizacją projektu inwestycyjnego dotyczącego nowoczesnej produkcji rolnej w BNBK - [Białoruska narodowa biotechnologiczna korporacja -red.]" - podawała Biełta.
There's no consensus on whether to call him Lukashenko or Lukashenka, but at least pick one and stick to it.

His name in Belarusian is Лукашэнка (Lukashenka), but often Russified as Лукашенко (Lukashenko).  Guess which language is more often translated into English?
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #906 on: August 10, 2020, 12:05:50 pm »
I thought that in Slavic languages Lukashenko is male and Lukashenka is female.

Andrij

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #907 on: August 10, 2020, 12:14:01 pm »
I thought that in Slavic languages Lukashenko is male and Lukashenka is female.

Generally speaking, yes, but apparently Belarusian breaks that rule.  (With my Ukrainian knowledge I can understand Belarusian fairly well, but have never studied it so not sure of the details). 
Ukrainian has a few exceptions to the rule as well, e.g. Юра/Yura, usually Юрій/Yurij (George); and Олекса/Oleksa, usually Олексій/Oleksij (a form of Alexander).
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #908 on: August 10, 2020, 12:36:17 pm »
I thought that in Slavic languages Lukashenko is male and Lukashenka is female.

Generally speaking, yes, but apparently Belarusian breaks that rule.  (With my Ukrainian knowledge I can understand Belarusian fairly well, but have never studied it so not sure of the details). 
Ukrainian has a few exceptions to the rule as well, e.g. Юра/Yura, usually Юрій/Yurij (George); and Олекса/Oleksa, usually Олексій/Oleksij (a form of Alexander).

In Russian Lukashenko would not have a feminine form, only surnames ending in -ov/-ev, -in and -skiy do (though this is most of them!). I don't know about Ukrainian and Belarussian: though there are Slavonic languages in which all surnames have a masculine and feminine form. Czech, for example. It is quite possible for a surname in Russian to end in -a for both the masculine and feminine forms.

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #909 on: August 11, 2020, 03:04:31 pm »
Latest Facebook advert...

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T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #910 on: August 19, 2020, 08:04:19 am »
Lightening for lightning. Graun i.a., in their report on California "wildfires":

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Several fires had been sparked by lightening strikes during unusual thunderstorms prompted by the extreme heatwave, which has sent temperatures soaring into the triple digits.

Arseholes.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #911 on: August 19, 2020, 09:41:42 am »
NO MORE Dust on Small Corners and Wholes!

The word on suggests to me continental English, where in, on and at are the same word so they have a problem knowing which one to use when writing in English.

Several fires had been sparked by lightening strikes ...

So much of the media uses Photoshop to enhance photos that lightening may actually be what they did.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #912 on: August 19, 2020, 11:09:50 am »
Mr Google thinks one, or more, of the preceding two posts in written in Polish ???
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #913 on: August 19, 2020, 11:27:41 am »
See #903.
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Mr Larrington

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #914 on: August 19, 2020, 11:33:12 am »
Ah yes, that would be it :thumbsup:
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Edd

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #915 on: August 19, 2020, 11:57:45 am »
Hope I haven't missed this being shared elsewhere

https://twitter.com/michaelfrost6/status/1295340056346058754

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #916 on: August 24, 2020, 12:12:17 pm »
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #917 on: August 31, 2020, 11:18:18 am »
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Trisha Greenhalgh, Professor of primary care at the Univerity of Oxford,
Oxford as the single source of truth?

The capitalisation's a bit odd as well.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/analysis-dodgy-science-behind-face-masks-wearing-offices-soon/
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #918 on: September 01, 2020, 12:56:55 am »
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T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #919 on: September 01, 2020, 10:22:48 am »
Warantee, obviously.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

fboab

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #920 on: September 17, 2020, 01:07:57 pm »
No. No it wasn't.

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T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #921 on: September 17, 2020, 01:11:27 pm »
No. No it wasn't.

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Only half a knicker among 'em.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #922 on: September 17, 2020, 01:12:05 pm »
So there's Derek Kennedy and Steve Ball. Where are the Roberts?
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #923 on: September 17, 2020, 01:13:29 pm »
Over on Facebook, perfumes are being discussed.
Somebody has posted 'Channel 5'...

Reminds me of someone discussing the Star Wars film 'Rouge One'...

I've been having issues with autocarrot on my phone recently.

Yesterday when talking about swearing allegiance to the queen, it changed it to queer...

Then it swapped a b for a w, giving us the wank of England.

Then changed giggling to jiggling.

It's hard to have a serious conversation when your phone seems to be actively working against you...

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