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Top Ten Spelling Peeves


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Yep, those always irk me.

On a similar topic, it annoys me when, people put punctuation all over the place like, commas or they never put a period on a sentence they just keep on, rambling and rambling, and rambling with run-on sentences doesn't that annoy, you especially in a professional work environment and you're like where the hell, did they go, to, school? :)

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English is not my native tongue and I have always had trouble with #7.

I don't know why, but in German it's "definitiv", and "definitely" just looks weird to my eyes. So I always want to spell it with an "a" to make the word look better biggrin.png

Other than that, I don't have many problems with English.

As a kid I never had problems with German either, but since we had two spelling reforms in 1996 and 2006, capitalization rules have become a b*tch. We also began writing words with foreign roots differently, for example "Delphin" (dolphin) became "Delfin". I liked the old way better.

I wonder why English never had a proper spelling reform. Pronounciation has changed so much over the centuries, but the words are still spelled the same as they were spelled in Middle English (except for the occasional dropping of inflective suffixes).

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"I'm sorry for your lost", instead of "loss".

I'm becoming more and more annoyed with sloppy posting on message boards and FB. Didn't your teachers drill it in your heads to proofread? I know mine did. People just don't care, it's so lazy and rushed and again, sloppy looking.

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I wonder why English never had a proper spelling reform. Pronounciation has changed so much over the centuries, but the words are still spelled the same as they were spelled in Middle English (except for the occasional dropping of inflective suffixes).

I think an English reform in USA would be a good idea. I would prefer using an "f" in stead of "ph" such as in "photo", for example.

In the USA we do spell some words differently than other English speaking countries. We spell color, not colour, and neighbor and not neighbour.

What I really dislike is when some people say, "Me and her will go to, etc." instead of "She and I will go to, etc."

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What I really dislike is when some people say, "Me and her will go to, etc." instead of "She and I will go to, etc."

Oh god. This sort of thing drives me nuts. My dad drilled the correct usage of all of these into my head as a child and now I cringe when I hear them used incorrectly.

Another thing is when people say "It don't." It don't work. It don't matter. nbe.jpg Oy!

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Yes to all of these. Cannot stand them.

Surprised apostrophes didn't make it in. Like, how difficult is it to understand that if you're talking about a whole decade, it's "80s" and putting an apostrophe means you are talking only about the one year of 1980?

Or "all of the dog's are gone." wacko.png

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Well, looks like there are a lot of people like me who hate those..

Word Crimes!


Quotations for emphasis also get me. The Wendys closest to where I live actually had on a sign that they were open inside until 10PM everyday. It's EVERY DAY with the words separated. You would think a large company would have a proofreader.

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