Words that you tend to misspel... mispell... misspell


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Mar23-11, 08:49 AM
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I just found out that I've been misspelling email and cellphone since 3AM EDT, 19 Mar! (AP Stylebook editors share big changes)

Dropping the hyphen in 'e-mail' is a disturbing trend. How long until we drop the 'e', making it impossible to tell if we're reading mail on our computer or mail that was delivered by the postman?

And what's with deleting the space between 'cell' and 'phone'?! Don't they know that space is cheap?! Just look at Detroit! There's all kinds of empty space in Detroit, seeing as how their population has dropped from 2 million to just 700 thousand. You could fit an entire city in the empty space left in Detroit. I think people from Detroit should use two spaces when they spell 'cell phone'!

Edit: PF obviously disagrees with my suggestion, as it won't display extra spaces. Maybe we could just call a cellphone a phone and the other kind of phone a landline.
Bob... BOB... ejust erelax eman! Eets all goEing to bE alright... E.
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Mar23-11, 08:49 AM
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Quote Quote by DaveC426913 View Post
I have an editor friend who has been watching the evolution over the years.
It has gone through distinct phases of correctness:
Electronic Mail
E-mail
e-mail
email


Speaking of which, is anybody else old enough to remember when the correct way to spell today was to-day? That's how they taught us in Grade 1.
Nope, your butt is ancient.

Hell, I was taught "colour" and "armour", in the USA with no excuse such as age.
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Mar23-11, 08:51 AM
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Quote Quote by BobG View Post
mail that was delivered by the postman
What's that?
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Mar23-11, 08:52 AM
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Quote Quote by Borek View Post
What's that?
I think it involved snails and licking pieces of paper. I don't know...
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Mar23-11, 09:27 AM
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Quote Quote by nismaratwork View Post
I think it involved snails and licking pieces of paper. I don't know...
Mmmmm, licking 2-cent stamps! And then sticking them to the table leg. I could knock off an entire roll of stamps in an afternoon as a pre-schooler!
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Mar23-11, 09:51 AM
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I think it involved snails and licking pieces of paper. I don't know...
Licking paper?

What is it with these people, they will lick everything.
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Mar23-11, 10:51 AM
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For some reason every so often I spell "those" as "does" and it annoys the hell out of me when I find my mistake later.
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Mar23-11, 11:06 AM
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Licking paper?

What is it with these people, they will lick everything.
I just lick the keyboard for good luck, yeah it's teeming with bugs, but so what?! *slurp*
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Mar23-11, 11:31 AM
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Quote Quote by nismaratwork View Post
I just lick the keyboard for good luck, yeah it's teeming with bugs, but so what?! *slurp*
I was going to post a link to the Breyer's Ice Cream ad, but
a] it is not G-rated and arguably NSFW, and
b] it is a hoax.
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Mar23-11, 11:33 AM
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Quote Quote by DaveC426913 View Post
I was going to post a link to the Breyer's Ice Cream ad, but
a] it is not G-rated and arguably NSFW, and
b] it is a hoax.
PM me, I don't mind, and I could use a good laugh.


I just remembered, I can never spell, "cessation" correctly... except this one time where I seem to have done so.

Oh, the rich and bitter irony.
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Mar23-11, 02:13 PM
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I won the argument.



Btw, I'm the chap on top.
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Mar23-11, 02:38 PM
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Quote Quote by qspeechc View Post
I won the argument.

Btw, I'm the chap on top.
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Mar23-11, 07:05 PM
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PM me, I don't mind, and I could use a good laugh.
Just Google for the image.
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Mar23-11, 08:04 PM
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Quote Quote by qspeechc View Post
I won the argument.



Btw, I'm the chap on top.
Oof!
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Mar23-11, 08:36 PM
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Awww.. that adorable underbite, those wrinkly foreheads... the cute little dark hairs that stand up when annoyed.

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Mar23-11, 09:27 PM
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Quote Quote by qspeechc View Post
I won the argument.



Btw, I'm the chap on top.
Lay down! Stay!
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Mar23-11, 09:34 PM
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I love how the "bottom dog" looks pretty content with the state of affairs. I love bulldog/pit mixes.

My pal rescued a bull/pit/mutt mix that's similar to these (pit's there though) and she's a big thick-boned muscular softie. That scrunchy nose and underbite, soft little ears, and big brown eyes will melt your heart.
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Mar24-11, 05:06 AM
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Quote Quote by Dembadon View Post
Separate (Seperate)
To remember "separate", you can remember the letters "par" in the word "part."


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