Friday, May 20, 2011

Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling

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This illustration by The Oatmeal addresses one of my ultimate pet peeves (as you might have already read about).  I applaud any attempt at correcting this worldwide issue.

If you like this, you should also check out 7 things you really don’t need to take a photo of, What it means when you say literally and Minor Differences (that aren’t really that minor).

21 comments:

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Love this post! So true though. I catch myself writing "alot" sometimes, not because I don't know its correct spelling (I'm a grammar nerd) but because I type so fast and am too lazy to go back and change it. But to 99.9% I go back because it just irks me. A lot. And yeah, people spell "grammer" sometimes too. It just looks weird! ;)
See?, trying to get all those words in but I can't.

Have a fabulous day!

S and O said...

Hahahahahaha these are sooo cool!
I love the one with 'Their', 'They're', and 'there'...that one really cracked me up!
Thanks for sharing and have a lovely Friday!
xoxo
Olivia

Bonnie said...

BEST THING EVER.
The grammar Nazi has spoken.

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sheila @ Elements said...

That illustration of the panda vomiting is so funny! :)

The way I always remembered how to spell weird is to remember the rule that it's "i" before "e" except for weird and caffeine. :)

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome post, darling!
Should be required reading for everyone!

xoxox,
CC

Kristy said...

Haha I am so happy I found you and your blog! This post was actually hilarious! I am totally guilty for the "alot" not "a lot" thing. Whooops! I'm now following, looking forward to more posts :) xx

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Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i HAD to borrow this - i'm going to post it next week - but don't worry i have it all linked back to you! - sooooo cute!

ChiccaStyle said...

Aah!!!That's so cool!!!Amazing post!
Happy weekend!
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Megan said...

I absolutely love this! Its versus it's drives me bonkers when used incorrectly!

fluff and fripperies said...

Excellent post! It also winds me up when people say pacifically instead of specifically. But then again, I'm just cranky - and thanks to the predictive text thingy on the iPhone, I'm typo-ing it up all around town these days myself...

ivy's closet said...

I better book mark this one.

Dilan Dilir said...

great post

Dilan Dilir said...

great post

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Seriously! It drives me nuts, especially loose and lose... I mean, come on, even phonetically that doesn't work. It also drives me nuts when people write things like "I wish I would have known." Erm NO, it's "I wish I had known." Sheesh.

Hehe, I think I might have even more of a pet peeve about this than you!

Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking said...

Lol! Really loved this post! My guy gets so irate with me when I get 'loose' and 'lose' wrong (which is often and 90% of the time I do it on purpose just to irritate him)!!

Nikki said...

I always get hung up on "weird", but now I never will again!

The loose, lose thing drives me nuts.

Leia said...

I just love The Oatmeal!

Leia

Diana Mieczan said...

That is brilliant! Have a fantastic day, darling
Kisses

Ps: I’m hosting a cute scarf GIVEAWAY today! Just in time for summer!

Kavery said...

Fab idea to have it written like this. The English language is not easy, eh? Another pet peeve of mine is people using 'of' for 'have' as in "She should of gone there". Anyone come across this?

annie said...

LOVE this!

Neekoh said...

I love this! It was sent around our office a while back (we write reports). Such a good way to remind you to double-check the simple words :)

XXo,
Neekoh