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    Default Weird and Obvious Misspellings...

    ....of something right in front of your face.

    I don't know why I find this so fascinating. But you see it all the time on Craigslist, for example.

    People will be advertising their "Chevi" or "Toyota Carolla" or their whatever make/model, and have it misspelled.

    This is something that they have in front of their face on a daily basis....surely they see the car emblem as they walk around it every day, no?

    Then, on a thread here, a poster mentioned that she just checked Netflicks....which seems so absurd to me because she would have had to type "www.netflix.com" into her browser window.

    I don't mean to pick on anyone, and maybe it's just because I'm one of those weird people who notices tiny details on a day-to-day basis, but it's just so odd to me that someone wouldn't know that the model of the car they're selling is a "Grand Cherokee" and not a "Cherokee" when it's written right on the darn side of the door they open every single day!
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    Do you mean as in their CHEVY and their Toyota COROLLA?

    The ones that get me are the "horse" people advertising a palimino or a philly for sale.

    And -- OT -- I used to have a friend who constantly said "gilding" when speaking of her male horse. Used to really get on my nerves.
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    We have an old school up the road from us. The beautiful façade loudly proclaims it Eastern Veiw


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    Quote Originally Posted by rustbreeches View Post
    We have an old school up the road from us. The beautiful façade loudly proclaims it Eastern Veiw
    Epiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiic.

    My favorites are the misuse of quotation marks, so not really the same. I don't have any favorite misspellings at the mo', but want to read others .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wellspotted View Post
    Do you mean as in their CHEVY and their Toyota COROLLA?

    The ones that get me are the "horse" people advertising a palimino or a philly for sale.

    And -- OT -- I used to have a friend who constantly said "gilding" when speaking of her male horse. Used to really get on my nerves.
    Yes dear, perhaps I should have put them in quotes to make it more obvious that I'm poking fun of the misspellings on a thread about misspellings?

    The horse things I am actually okay with...while I don't see it as a good indication of a true horseperson, it's not like your filly has "Filly" in silver letters on its butt. Phonetically, for bad spellers, "philly" is relatively close.


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    I don't know about the "until now" part, but oops:
    http://www.thefrisky.com/2013-10-17/...cho-until-now/
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    THE WORST is when you send an email and sign your name.

    "Thank you,
    Kristie"

    And you get this back as a reply:

    "Dear Christy,
    Thank you for your email...."

    IT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE TAKE ONE SECOND TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE SPELLING IT RIGHT!
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    Oh that! Yeah, that too. I am a "Jenn." Two Ns. I get emails to "Jen." It's a small thing...
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    OMG..... I have an acquaintance (a well educated, mature woman) who spells the word "funny" as "funnie". Is this a cultural reference I am not getting? Because it literally (not figuratively; literally) makes me want to vomit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by To the MAX View Post
    THE WORST is when you send an email and sign your name.

    "Thank you,
    Kristie"

    And you get this back as a reply:

    "Dear Christy,
    Thank you for your email...."

    IT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE TAKE ONE SECOND TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE SPELLING IT RIGHT!
    I moderate a FB group. You have to ask for membership so I can ferret out the spammers. I am so paranoid that I've accidentally spelled a name wrong when I welcome new members. I can't tell you how many times I check!
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    Definantly
    Supposably
    Your when it should be you're, the conjunction of "you are"

    Just the top of my head. I have to acknowledge that hand held devices have handed me my head with typos. So do not do well without a keyboard.


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    A Chinese restaurant by us is the Pheonix (on the big neon sign at the top of the building) and the Phoenix on the menus.

    There was a store downtown called Novack's. The family's name was Novac but when the sign was made incorrectly, the founder (many, many years ago) didn't have the heart to tell the fellow he had made the sign incorrectly - so Novack's it was.


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    Lands' End was supposed to be Land's End but got misspelled somewhere along the way so the company has left it like that.

    It's when "its" is correct
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    People always put an "h" in my name when my name is my screen name...
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    Quote Originally Posted by To the MAX View Post
    THE WORST is when you send an email and sign your name.

    "Thank you,
    Kristie"

    And you get this back as a reply:

    "Dear Christy,
    Thank you for your email...."

    IT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE TAKE ONE SECOND TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE SPELLING IT RIGHT!
    My last name is also a first name for some people. Not terribly common, but I've met a few.

    Can't even count the number of times someone has used my last name instead of my first in an email greeting.



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    I can forgive a lot when it comes to a private citizen posting whatever--though it can be distracting.

    But in published books? Drives me absolutely batty!!! MIL gave me a book for my cross country trip today. It's "Tip and the Gipper" by Chris Matthews. I cannot tell you how many errors I've found and it just drives me nuts. Great book but I've been very distracted by the spelling errors throughout. FWIW, I see a lot of that in the Kindle books I get. Is there some alternate editing universe that Kindle deals in? LOL
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    As someone named Holli, this annoys the HELL out of me.

    My email address is my name. How can you type my email address, and then say "Dear Holly?"

    Quote Originally Posted by To the MAX View Post
    THE WORST is when you send an email and sign your name.

    "Thank you,
    Kristie"

    And you get this back as a reply:

    "Dear Christy,
    Thank you for your email...."

    IT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE TAKE ONE SECOND TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE SPELLING IT RIGHT!
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    I get a lot of emails from students -- many of whom have non-English names. To avoid misspelling their names, I copy and paste the signature on the email to me -- simple as that. No excuse for this kind of mistake!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyRoo View Post
    Is there some alternate editing universe that Kindle deals in? LOL
    A great deal of Kindle and other ebooks are self published. I have self published some stuff myself, but work very hard at double checking for typos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by To the MAX View Post
    THE WORST is when you send an email and sign your name.

    "Thank you,
    Kristie"

    And you get this back as a reply:

    "Dear Christy,
    Thank you for your email...."

    IT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE TAKE ONE SECOND TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE SPELLING IT RIGHT!
    I run into this constantly with my stepkids. Both have fairly common names but of lesser used (though not uncommon) spellings. People cannot seem to get their names. Almost everything I enroll either one of them in requires a correction to their name even though it was right there on applications. I can send an email or text including their names and get a response back with wildly different spellings. I don't understand how a name that is right there in front of the person can be misspelled.
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