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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #725 on: November 01, 2017, 11:19:43 am »
https://www.opentable.ie/r/campagnola-new-york   :P
http://lacampagnuola.co.uk/#menu-section

My Italian's not too hot existent, but I guess it means or at least is intended to imply something rural.

Do they have lasagna on the menu?

They're individual ones, so they refer to each as a lasagno.

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #726 on: November 12, 2017, 01:34:01 am »
Alabama journalism...

"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." ~ Will Rogers

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #727 on: November 12, 2017, 02:39:27 am »
if you're worried about a trans-gender person in the girl's restroom, but not about this guy with any underage woman, you just have to clam up

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #728 on: November 12, 2017, 10:33:49 am »
[OT anecdote] None of the women in the Ladies loos at Shrewsbury station seemed at all bothered by the obviously male Giraffe's presence there last week.

Sole wheelchair accessible loo was out of order, we had missed a connection due to a train fire and I was bustin'...

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #729 on: November 12, 2017, 02:53:04 pm »
Alabama journalism...



Re that "Muscle Shoals", there is really a town of that name:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals,_Alabama

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There are several explanations on how the city got its name. One is that the city gets its name from a former natural feature of the Tennessee River, namely a shallow zone where mussels were gathered. When the area was first settled, the distinct spelling "mussel" to refer to a shellfish had not yet been fully adopted.

That's their story.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #730 on: November 13, 2017, 12:31:55 pm »
I would have thought that most people who like good music would know of Muscle Shoals, or, at least, the recording studio.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #731 on: November 13, 2017, 12:37:27 pm »
I would have thought that most people who like good music would know of Muscle Shoals, or, at least, the recording studio.

I've heard of the studio but it never occurred to me that it was named after a place.

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #732 on: November 13, 2017, 12:49:40 pm »
I'm going to start mine with "Why-oh-why-why!" Which doesn't refer to annoying mangling of sentence structure, but mis-pronunciation of British words. "Why-oh- (etc)" can't Americans pronounce missile, as it should be, rather than as they do – missile, pronounced as whistle. They don't pronounce projectile – projectall.

Grrrrr. (pronounced properly)
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #733 on: November 13, 2017, 01:11:00 pm »
Whither the cruise prayer-book?
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #734 on: December 08, 2017, 01:16:55 am »

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #735 on: December 08, 2017, 02:58:56 am »
^ pack your broadsword or flintlocks

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #736 on: December 08, 2017, 08:30:31 am »
TBH the spelling's the least bad thing about that.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #737 on: December 08, 2017, 04:23:47 pm »
TBH the spelling's the least bad thing about that.

TBF the 'scheme' has been rescinded following a backlash.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #738 on: December 08, 2017, 04:52:39 pm »
Good!
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #739 on: December 23, 2017, 03:49:07 pm »
Apparently Lance was using a lot of Persian.............

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/14-worst-typos-ever

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #740 on: December 23, 2017, 05:21:06 pm »
From that:

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14) Apparently, floor cloth won him seven Tour de Frances.

Hint: if you're going to take the piss out of someone's spelling and grammar...
Quote from: tiermat
that's not science, it's semantics.

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #741 on: December 23, 2017, 07:42:54 pm »
From that:

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14) Apparently, floor cloth won him seven Tour de Frances.

Hint: if you're going to take the piss out of someone's spelling and grammar...

I am no domestic cleaning goddess and have not read these diaries but I presume the 'floor cloth' refers to chamois leather.

I thought that was used for windows not floors...

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #742 on: December 23, 2017, 07:47:50 pm »
Remember kids, choose rugs, not drugs!
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #743 on: December 23, 2017, 08:04:45 pm »
recon = reconnoitre surely?

I always thought that recon was short for reconditioned and is pronounced ree-con. As in 'recon engine'.

The internet says I'm wrong, it's pronounced ri-'con and means reconnaissance. Surely the word for that is recce?
I'd happily go with either, but not reckon

I reckon you're right either way about 'recon'.

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #744 on: December 26, 2017, 06:55:44 pm »
I did see someone use 'tangiful' earlier rather than 'tangible'. But I think it's a word the English language is sorely missing.
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #745 on: December 26, 2017, 07:36:47 pm »
Would tangiful describe a tasty citrus confection?
It should!

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #746 on: December 26, 2017, 08:06:24 pm »
I would have thought that most people who like good music would know of Muscle Shoals, or, at least, the recording studio.

I don't believe J S Bach, Messrs Purcell, Dowland or Cesar Franck ever recorded there, so no...
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #747 on: December 27, 2017, 11:21:45 am »
I would have thought that most people who like good music would know of Muscle Shoals, or, at least, the recording studio.

I don't believe J S Bach, Messrs Purcell, Dowland or Cesar Franck ever recorded there, so no...
Exactly my point! :P ;)
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #748 on: December 27, 2017, 05:38:25 pm »
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #749 on: January 20, 2018, 10:31:40 am »
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