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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:16:02 PM
Not RED - RID. The root word of ridiculous is ridicule.

That's all.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:22:35 PM
Sing it sister! Makes me cringe every single time I see it


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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:22:45 PM
where's that LIKE button??


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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:26:57 PM


The pea formerly known as GIPfunny

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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:29:29 PM
Thank you, thank you, oh, thank you!!!!!!

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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:30:20 PM
Piano.

P I A N O

Piano.


(I had trouble with that word on a third grade spelling test 40 some years ago and my little sister has *never* let me live it down)


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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:35:29 PM
lose/loose
affect/effect
your/you're
their/there/they're
who's/whose
's IS NOT plural

and many, many others

*Paget*
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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:42:33 PM
The one I see here often is issues with advise/advice. Ugh.

You want some opinions or advice... Or you need someone to advise you what to do.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:46:32 PM
I can't spell ridiculous without spell-check or auto correct. It just doesn't register in my brain.

And ITA with the post by ilovecookies. Those mistake drive me crazy

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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:47:17 PM

lose/loose
affect/effect
your/you're
their/there/they're
who's/whose
's IS NOT plural

and many, many others


Right up there with all these is then/than. You use than when comparing. Then indicates the next event or step.

There is a new bakery that I was going to give my business to until I saw their Grand Opening ad. Opening was spelled "openeing." Not once but twice. Wrong usage and poor spelling will often lead me away from small businesses.



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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:55:41 PM
LOL... and here I thought you were doing some kind of lyrics like:

Bananas B-A-N-A-N-A-S Bananas

But for you Grammer Nutsies:










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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:58:20 PM

Right up there with all these is then/than. You use than when comparing. Then indicates the next event or step.



I knew I was forgetting some big ones in that list!

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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:03:30 PM

(I had trouble with that word on a third grade spelling test 40 some years ago and my little sister has *never* let me live it down)
OMG! My 3rd grade word is B E A U T I F U L. My childhood BFF won't let me live it down either! It showed up on the list for like three weeks because of me! LOL. Every time I spell that word, beautiful, I think of 3rd grade! Hahahaha


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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:20:29 PM
Advice/advise is the one that kills me a tiny bit every time I see it.

And separate, not seperate. It's easy to remember it's an A in the middle. Just think "I smell A rat. Hope that helps a little!


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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:23:38 PM
irregardless - no such word people




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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:32:03 PM
to all of the above!


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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:38:30 PM
The pronunciation of especially is eSSpecially. NOT eXspecially. Grates my nerves like you wouldn't believe.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:52:13 PM
DEFINITELY. D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y.

not definately.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:59:06 PM
Oh yes!!!


's IS NOT plural



And this to the power of 1000. Since when does making something a plural need an apostrophe???

And I'd like to add....

Accept/except.

Thank you



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Posted: 1/13/2013 2:04:37 PM
I am so surprised by the way people spell on Facebook. And most of them are parents, who are probably "helping" their kids with homework.

except/accept
your/you're...this is BIG one on FB
probably not prolly
know/no not noe



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Posted: 1/13/2013 2:09:06 PM
The ones that get me the worst are sell/sale. You are not "saling" something, you're selling it. You do not have something for "sell" you have something for sale.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 2:57:10 PM
I always want to spell it "Riddikulus" now. I always pronounce it like Harry.

My daughter's 5th grade teacher had vocab worksheets teaching the kids the wrong spelling of many of these. I had to reteach her advise/advice, affect/effect, and except/accept. That teacher had been using those sheets for 30 years -- they were copies of mimeographs. Two generations of kids from our town who were taught them incorrectly!!! DD would have to spell them incorrectly on the tests to get her 100%.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:00:08 PM
Edgy Coolness LOL


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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:04:37 PM
I just love it when all us spelling and grammar Nazis get together and vent about all those people who can't spell It relieves the tension for weeks.

Interestingly enough, when I write separate my spell check underlines it in red....so wrong!!

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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:38:21 PM
Shall we even begin on they're/their or your/you're???

That would just be too much I think.

I read somewhere "you're UNeducation is showing." Yup, it said you're.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:40:29 PM
As long as noone tries to make ridonkulous happen.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:40:36 PM
I have to laugh, the online dating site I joined has a boatload of men who apparently don't have spell check. The latest favorite of mine is the man who knows "how to threat a woman." His entire profile is full of misspellings like how "whitty" he is. Seriously I just cannot even consider the profile but it was entertaining.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:50:27 PM
I have seen it written as 'rediculous' here on this board so many bloody times that now even I sometimes write it like that! Damn you Peas!!

R I D I C U L O U S

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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:52:07 PM

DEFINITELY. D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y.

not definately.


Also not defiantly!

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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:54:15 PM
yeah, Trollie, that is one that drives me insane, too!


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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:58:20 PM

DEFINITELY. D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y.

not definately.


Also not defiantly!


I see that alot



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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:58:24 PM

's IS NOT plural


Oh please. Please, please, please. I want to ask the people who write "ladie's" and "mom's" (not when they are talking about a mother's something or other, but when they want a group of moms) WHY??? You make this mistake over and over, so you must believe it to be true. But you cannot possibly believe it past a third grade education.

Most of the others I can handle with equanimity, but the apostrophe s is just dang difficult!

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Posted: 1/13/2013 4:00:43 PM
My 4th grade spelling bee word (the one I missed) was accommodate. Remembering which words or parts of words have double letters is difficult for me. This morning I was struggling to spell a cappella for my daughter, and I'm a musician!

In other news, it's "yeah," not "ya," when you want to make a statement of informal affirmation.



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Posted: 1/13/2013 4:43:46 PM
There was a woman at the the office that said "axed" whenever she used "asked" in a sentence. It just drove me nuts.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 4:48:18 PM

I see that alot


Nails on a chalk board that one.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:15:03 PM
I go a bit nuts when there are grammar and spelling errors, especially when they are repeated.
So, here is mine
Its "I saw" , not " I seen"-

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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:20:09 PM
voila, not wa-lah...

and espresso, not expresso (It irritates me when I hear people pronounce an x in that word)

...my childhood nemesis was 'anyways' which isn't really a word, but I liked to use it. My dad would always correct me on it... I'm in my 40's now, but it still slips out sometimes. (by the way, spell-check wanted me to add an apostrophe to the 40s... which is correct? with, or without?)




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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:21:21 PM
When comforting a a grammar geek, remember to pat them on the back and say, "there, their, they're"...


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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:25:27 PM

Oh please. Please, please, please. I want to ask the people who write "ladie's" and "mom's" (not when they are talking about a mother's something or other, but when they want a group of moms) WHY??? You make this mistake over and over, so you must believe it to be true. But you cannot possibly believe it past a third grade education.


I'm not sure I have ever made an error, so egregious, as to type ladie's, I have been known to respond to posts here, or on FB, typing like a madwoman, and had my fingers just type an apostrophe between the last letter and the s on a word that is plural. It mortifies me

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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:26:17 PM
I had a professor in college come into class the day after we had taken an essay test and write "a" on the edge of left side of the board, then walked across the room and wrote "lot" on the the edge of the right side of the board--and said, "two words!" I never forgot that one.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:30:45 PM
I want to "defiantly" agree with all of the above!!
I'm a grammar nazi so all of these drive me bonkers. But the plural with apostrophes lately is the worst!! Since when does an apostrophe make a plural???? Ladie's you must stop these mistake's!! It's horrific.




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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:50:22 PM
I don't think I've heard anyone mispronounce or misspell ridiculous?

But some that I hear all the time....

Started to type them but my phone wants to correct them lol!


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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:56:00 PM
The other one I see a *space* lot is "isle" for "aisle" - talking about the bride walking down the isle, or being in the cereal isle. Seriously, where do all of these people live that cereal has its own island?!?

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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:58:13 PM
One that I have been seeing here a lot lately is "conscious" instead of conscience.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 6:11:15 PM

(by the way, spell-check wanted me to add an apostrophe to the 40s... which is correct? with, or without?)
I work for a publishing company and our office style sheet says "40s" without the apostrophe. Same with 1990s and 1800s. But I've seen it both ways.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 6:38:34 PM

As long as noone tries to make ridonkulous happen.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 6:40:28 PM
Since we're venting. It's "I COULDN'T care less" not "I COULD care less". You're trying to say that it is impossible for you to care any less about xyz. When you say "I could care less" it suggests you do in fact care.

Drives me nuts!

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Posted: 1/13/2013 6:40:42 PM
Oh, and "tork" for "torque". As in "I was so torqued when they didn't put the shopping carts back". That one sets my teeth on edge for some reason.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 6:43:26 PM

I don't think I've heard anyone mispronounce or misspell ridiculous?


You couldn't possibly have been here a year and not seen someone type rediculous....it happens constantly.

I also can't stand 'I could care less'

and here/hear ...which I almost just typed
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