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    due to the riveting amount of people that have problems with spelling on the internet, i'll start an ongoing forum game:
    the common spelling mistake game.
    the aim of the game is simple, find a commonly misspelled word on the internet, and show the correct spelling.
    i'll start:

    independant - independent.


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    your - you're - your

    (honestly, how hard is it to get this right????)


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    Quote Originally Posted by free radical
    your - you're - your

    (honestly, how hard is it to get this right????)
    The one that gets me is to, as in "you're problem is not to hard."
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    The difference between "your" and "you're" is the easiest thing in the world. I always assume people who make the mistake between those two are either uneducated or dyslectic.

    Though I must admit, I myself do mistakes. When I read over my posts I sometimes notice I've made a mistake between "is" and "are." Is that a common spelling mistake?
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    of and off.

    I type my replies in Word for spellchecking before posting, although some grammatical mistakes are common. Not everyone's first language is English.
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    I'll play if we can expand the game to include missing capitalization, misuse of "amount", and other common mistakes.
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    I usually type that fast that I make errors. But that's just typo. I notice them and edit the post, which is most probably why you see most of my post edited :?.
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    well i'm a non-native english speaker, and its not the spelling thats problematic, i usually make some grammatical mistakes.
    when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth
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    Quote Originally Posted by dejawolf
    due to the riveting amount of people that have problems with spelling on the internet, i'll start an ongoing forum game:
    the common spelling mistake game.
    the aim of the game is simple, find a commonly misspelled word on the internet, and show the correct spelling.
    i'll start:

    independant - independent.
    its & it's (look it up)
    whether & weather (both commonly seen as wether)
    believe (commonly seen as belive)

    I believe Common Grammatical Errors should also be included, no?
    All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; and not to admit of any hypothesis, whatsoever; much less, of any which is supported by no appearance of probability...Hume
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    there-their-they're

    bhuddist - buddhist
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    capital
    capitol
    :P
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    I make all of the above.

    How many of ye mind spelling mistakes, and see it as incompetent?
    Stumble on through life.
    Feel free to correct any false information, which unknown to me, may be included in my posts. (also - let this be a disclaimer)
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    It only becomes a problem when it prohibits understanding what the bloody hell someone is trying to say.
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    I mind them, probably more than I should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    I'll play if we can expand the game to include missing capitalization, misuse of "amount", and other common mistakes.
    in aid of my dyslexic fingers, i never capitalise if i can help it
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    alot: a lot

    Does that count since it's two words?
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    color should be colour, us Brits know cause we invented the language
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    For some reason, when I'm typing, I always seem to leave the "r" off of the word "your"...completely unintentionally i.e. "I see that you weed is of good quality"

    I have a small pet peave of people misspelling my online name. A lot of people, for some reason call me "MacGuyver" with a "u"....I guess it's better than "MacGayver"


    p.s. In a thread about spelling...do you check your words a little more carefully.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver1968
    For some reason, when I'm typing, I always seem to leave the "r" off of the word "your"...completely unintentionally i.e. "I see that you weed is of good quality"

    I have a small pet peave of people misspelling my online name. A lot of people, for some reason call me "MacGuyver" with a "u"....I guess it's better than "MacGayver"


    p.s. In a thread about spelling...do you check your words a little more carefully.?
    Apparently not, since you have misspelled "peeve."
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    Quote Originally Posted by captaincaveman
    color should be colour, us Brits know cause we invented the language
    Then Noah Webster reinvented it and made it rational.
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    "seperate" - separate
    People just flat spell it wrong.

    then - than
    affect - effect

    Those people just don't know the difference between

    Robbie mentioned "alot" but that deserves another mention, that one bugs me. As well as your - you're ("Your stupid." "My what?")
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    If you are one you should learn how to spell it, or God will punish you.
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    It's wierd how everyone misspells weird.
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    Wouldn't - would'nt
    Don't - Dont , etc.
    Just say "would not" and "do not".
    Cell phone language gets me as well. Oh, and, I am guilty, sometimes, of bad punctuation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    Cell phone language gets me as well.
    Yes, I agree. I hate l33t speak and SMS speak. The latter in particular. I find it insulting that someone would rather save 75c than communicate efficiently. I'd rather split a message in two, than slap someone in the face with "We going 2 bar 2nite if u wnt 2 cum".

    That said, I'm not highly critical of spelling errors, when someone is actually trying.

    I do, however, get very annoyed when the first post in a thread starts with the word "So", or the word "Now". It's the feeling of walking in on a conversation halfway through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    I mind them, probably more than I should.
    So do I (shaking his head ruefully). So just for s**** and giggles:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feifer
    It's wierd how everyone misspells weird.
    But you are obviously wired up though :wink:
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    I don't mind l33t speak in certain context. When I play WoW it's sometimes appropriate within my group of friends - it's not just stupid abbreviations it can carry a different tone that sometimes is more fitting/funny. But you'd never see me drop any of that here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodgod3rd
    How many of ye mind spelling mistakes, and see it as incompetent?
    I am annoyed by posts that contain multiple errors in the same line and by posters who seemingly make no effort to check their posts or to improve their standards.
    The occasional mistake (many of which are typos) I am quite indifferent to.

    As to those which annoy me: misuse of amount, as previously noted;
    To , Too and Two; failure to capitalise where appropriate; random, inappropriate Capitalisation; the distinction between principle and principal;.....this could be a long list.
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