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Posted: 9/15/2004 11:13:23 AM EST
What spelling mistakes just generally piss you off for some reason when you see them, because they're so simple, or so common, or whatever? Besides your/you're, their/there/they're, lose(r)/loose(r), etc?

For me, it's "cavalry/Calvary." Calvary was the hill outside Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified. Cavalry is mounted soldiers (horses, motorcycles, now just helicopters).

Yeah, I know, "lighten up, Francis."
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:14:51 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:20:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
What spelling mistakes just generally piss you off for some reason when you see them, because they're so simple, or so common, or whatever? Besides your/you're, their/there/they're, lose(r)/loose(r), etc?

For me, it's "cavalry/Calvary." Calvary was the hill outside Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified. Cavalry is mounted soldiers (horses, motorcycles, now just helicopters).

Yeah, I know, "lighten up, Francis."




umm, then why was I a Cavalry Scout on a humvee? and how about the M3 riding Cav guys?

but my gripe is Loose instead of lose
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:24:08 AM EST

not so much a gripe, but just my own thing.

I can't write from/form when I need to,

You'll just need to fill out this from.

go get a from from accounting.

Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:24:43 AM EST
Starting sentences with "Firstly" or "Secondly".
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:26:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
What spelling mistakes just generally piss you off for some reason when you see them, because they're so simple, or so common, or whatever? Besides your/you're, their/there/they're, lose(r)/loose(r), etc?

For me, it's "cavalry/Calvary." Calvary was the hill outside Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified. Cavalry is mounted soldiers (horses, motorcycles, now just helicopters).

Yeah, I know, "lighten up, Francis."




umm, then why was I a Cavalry Scout on a humvee? and how about the M3 riding Cav guys?

but my gripe is Loose instead of lose



His point is that you weren't a "Calvary" scout.

How about "Isreal".
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:27:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 11:49:56 AM EST by Dukota]
Prolly instead of probably,

Your instead of you're,

There, their or they're all interchanged,

To be continued as I think of others...

Edited to add:

loose instead of lose

bussy instead of busy ( manager that works for me does this ALL the time)
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:27:52 AM EST
Not knowing the difference between 'advice' and 'advise'.

Incorrect use of the apostrophe, especially with plurals. As in, "I have a couple of gasket's..."

Constantly typing 'teh' yet being able to correctly type 'there' or 'their' in the same post.

I could go on...
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:28:16 AM EST
whta the hell are u tlaking about?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:30:56 AM EST
your and you're. does that count?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:31:34 AM EST
"teh" Geez.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:32:30 AM EST
Your nuts, I never loose my temper over spelling mistakes.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:37:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:40:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:46:00 AM EST
I can't stand it when people write "would of" (or should/could) instead of "would have"

I guess it irritates me, because it's clearly not a typo - and shows a shocking ignorance of the english language. Perhaps it's because they HEAR the contraction "would've" and THINK people are saying "would of" - but it still makes little sense to me.


I often mis-spell things when I'm typing - like I always seem to type "jsut" instead of "just" and "woudl" instead of "would" and sometimes I'm just too lazy to go back and change it.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:47:52 AM EST
to too two

pRon

ITBL
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:48:39 AM EST
lose and loose. there, their, and they're
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:56:09 AM EST
Nucular instead if Nuclear
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:59:41 AM EST
I haven't been annoyed so much by spelling errors. This is particularly true on the int4rw3b. :) One thing that I just shake my head at is words that don't exist such as "reoccur" and "irregardless." The correct words are "recur" and "regardless." Another item that catches my eye is when people do things "good" instead of "well."

Nuthin' I's be loosin' sleep over tho'.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:02:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 12:03:16 PM EST by MC_Man]
All the ones listed above
affect/effect
Run-on sentences or no periods
Improper capitalization

But don't try to correct someone. You'll be labeled a spelling Nazi. Sometimes it is just best to leave it be.

Edited to fix my own mistakes.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:05:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 12:05:51 PM EST by Mauser101]
Not spelling but this grammar error always pisses me off.

"I could care less what he does."

That statement says that you DO care what the person does, indeed it implies that you care quite a bit.

COULDN'T

ETA: People who make long posts with no paragraph breaks.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:08:50 PM EST
Idiot shorthand. U/2/n/4 etc. I don't even like doing that on cellphones.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:14:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:18:15 PM EST
+1000 to every mistake mentioned above.

My mom's a writer, and my sister's an English teacher. There is no room for spelling/grammar errors in this family apparently.

The one I hate is accept/except.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:19:01 PM EST
they've all stopped bugging me. I've learned to live with the fact that most people are not so bright.

I do get a chuckle when posters get called out on a your/you're mistake, and they claim that it was a typo. Uh, no. That's a moron-o.

Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:19:35 PM EST
How about muzzle break?

That's always annoyed I.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:20:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mauser101:
Not spelling but this grammar error always pisses me off.

"I could care less what he does."

That statement says that you DO care what the person does, indeed it implies that you care quite a bit.

COULDN'T




AMEN! (You beat me to it...)

also: BREAK vs. BRAKE (e.g., "muzzle-break")
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:22:09 PM EST

It's a mute point...
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:27:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 12:27:29 PM EST by skid2964]
I don't know if this one has been listed yet .....

thier and there. "People must have had there thumb up there butt during spelling class."

people mis-use those words all the time ... bugs the crap outta me ....
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:33:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 1:28:53 PM EST
Don't Loose Lose sleep over it
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 1:36:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
me?

i'm just laughing at the folks that think this stuff is worth taking seriously.



This from e.e. cummings.

BTW, do you own any AR's with muzzle break's? If so, I bet your going to get teh best gunsmith you can to put Flash suppressor's on them. All gunsmith's are well at the trade, so I could care less who your going to get to fix them. Firstly your going to have to make sure their not put on lose, or they may come off when shooting. Take my advise on this one...

Oh God, my head is starting to spin. I better stop.
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