Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Mutton Geoff
Reading through a few posts, why is it that the middle pedal in a car is often referred to as the "break" pedal and the thing that picks up a radio signal an "ariel"?

And those trips up to the airport in Essex? It's STANSTED, not Stanstead!

Anyone else spotted a regular spelling mistake oft repeated here?

Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Big Bad Dave
I like Duel Carriageway. It?s kind of Freudien.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - stevied
Or even Freudian.... : )
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Big Bad Dave
Just checking who?s awake
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - henry k
Reading through a few posts, why is it that the middle pedal in a car is often referred to as the "break" pedal..?

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Perhaps they have been copying the Ford website.
When looking at the optional rear spoiler for the old Focus, it commented on the break light.
Spill checkers are so grate these days!
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - J Bonington Jagworth
I'm prepared to forgive the odd typo (easy done, especially without the conspicuously absent EDIT button), but there do seem to be one or two posters who have yet to find the shift and comma keys. Or perhaps they just don't know what they're for...
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Hamsafar
If it's anything like where I work...
The forum has a clear equal-oppurtunities policy and welcomes persons of all ability groups and celebrates their diversity.

Seriously though, most other forums are far worse on the spelling and grammar front.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - barchettaman
To be sung to the RecordBreakers theme:

´Punctuation,
Woo-oo, punctuation.
Punctuation, that´s what you need.
If I´m gonna read your post,
Help me understand the most.
Woo-oo, punctuation´s what you need´.

(At this point Roy Castle kicks into the trumpet solo)
Regards,
barchettaman
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - L'escargot
The forum has a clear equal-oppurtunities policy and welcomes persons of
all ability groups and celebrates their diversity.


That sounds like an example of "management-speak", a term which I understand has now been included in the OED.
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L\'escargot.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - J Bonington Jagworth
"equal-oppurtunities"

Just as well! :-)
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - AngryJonny
Alpha Romeo is inexcusable. Seen that once or twice.

But yes, at least we don't get too much l33t or txtspk on here - kids today *shrug*
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Cliff Pope
guage - gauge
maneuver - manoeuvre
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - L'escargot
Definately is definitely wrong, but I try to forgive grammatical and spelling errors. I know I'm not perfect myself.
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L\'escargot.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - cheddar
One of my recent ones, "clucth" doh!
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Dynamic Dave
Good greaf.

I never new some of you were so perdantic. (actually I did, but I'm trying to ignore it)


ps, the spelling mistakes were deliberate.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - mss1tw
ps, the spelling mistakes were deliberate.


What about the grammar ones?!
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Stuartli
Wot spelling missteaks?
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What\'s for you won\'t pass you by
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Dalglish
loose = lose, independant = independent, there = their = they are,
your = you are, lead = led, piece = peace, definate = definite, etc.

( note to J B Jagworth - signed: e e cummings )

Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Robbie
Posters asking for "advise" and then "loose" rather then lose.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Robbie
Dalglish beat me to it. That's another, "to" should be "too".
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Altea Ego
To drag to this to motoring, I once rode in a Jenson Interceptor that had a "break" pedal.

It broke when the bulkhead and pedal box gave way (rust) at approx 90mph. The driver managed to slow the cars rapid progress by traveling over a roundabout (devoid of any street furniture in those days) and up a rather steep hill.
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TourVanMan TM < Ex RF >
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - cheddar
'of' and 'off'.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Glaikit Wee Scunner {P}
Jenson and Jensen.
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I wasna fu but just had plenty.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Mutton Geoff
And of course HJ who spells almost every make and model of car as "Ford Mondeo Ghia" when he really meant to suggest another vehicle as the solution to someone's car dilemma ;-)



Common spelling mistakes on this forum - kingfisher
I'm thinking of a word but I'm not sure if it ends with one S or two !!!!
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - OAP

Hear, hear.....when poser really means here, here.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - stevied
If you mean as in the phrase used by politicians, then that IS hear hear.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - keo-the-dog
the problem is some of us can and some can't. so long as it's understandable does it really matter my punctuation is terrible but my spelling is pretty good . i am fairly well educated but punctuation is like double dutch to me . as you will see i do try but often get it wrong . i usually avoid responding on threads like this as there are some that think it is a crime deserving of capital punishment. some of this countries greatest acheivers have problems with writing... Richard Branson i believe is one. ...cheers...keo.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - NowWheels
I had an axident in my Reno Lagooner, when I foregot to break and krashed thew mi garridge dore. Wot a site dat woz!

Lukkilie the kar dident eckspload, but the ear bags all inflaited and I woz stuk in my sete for a weke untill the rescew servisez fowned me. Bi den, I had insured that the baterie was flat from lissening to the raydio.

The bossiz a my ofis was vary eyerate, becoz they wanted to fier me, but couldent giv me the dizmissle noatis when day dident no whear I woz.

Now my lief is rewened and all tanks to the spede kamerers!!! I blaim Goredon Broun and his gredie policeys
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - 007
Yu need wot I got...

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letterperfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Altea Ego
Your spill chucker is a load of old pony.

Its should be "Miss Steaks"

and "letterperfect" should be "letter-perfect" or "letter perfect"
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TourVanMan TM < Ex RF >
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - BazzaBear {P}
Its should be "Miss Steaks"


That would be grammar, surely?
And only applies if it's Misss as opposed to Mrs, rather than miss as opposed to hit.

Oh God. Now I'm doing it...
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Cardew
"Carp" when they mean ?
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - mss1tw
See Eh Are Pee.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Altea Ego
"Carp" when they mean ?

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Pony
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TourVanMan TM < Ex RF >
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - mss1tw
>> "Carp" when they mean ?
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Pony


:^D
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Lud
And tarp.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - OAP
If you mean as in the phrase used by politicians, then
that IS hear hear.


I stand corrected but on certain occasions 'here, here' is acceptable as in this article:

www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mhear.html




Common spelling mistakes on this forum - mrmender
I can't spell, find punctuation a black art infact was diagnosed with a form of dislexia at the age of 40.(had it all my life) I mix numbers & repeatedly make the same spelling mistakes & have to check over & over to spot the problem
This is worring as a big part of my job is ordering large quantities of spare parts with large part numbers!
My main point of answering this thread was the text generation seem to be using txt speak in emails and letters so all us over a certain age will have learn a new language
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - romeo156
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy,
it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a
wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist
and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset
can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it
wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed
ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. ceehiro


Common spelling mistakes on this forum - jc
I've a holiday brochure with Stansted on one page and Stanstead on the next.
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Vansboy
Knot a problim, as far as im konsernded.

Just as long as we don't inherit text speak.

Tht wd b gr8

VB
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Sofa Spud
Most of my spelling mistakes are typing ones - just carelessness.

Not exactly a spelling mistake, but the great British Public has a habit of talking about Robin Reliants, rather than Reliant Robins - why?

Cheers, SS
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - stevied
I thought it was only me that noticed that! I heard a comedian on a stand-up show the other night allude to his ownership of an "Austin Metro Princess". Is this the thin end of the wedge? : )
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - NowWheels
Most of my spelling mistakes are typing ones - just carelessness.
Not exactly a spelling mistake, but the great British Public has
a habit of talking about Robin Reliants, rather than Reliant Robins


That's not a mistake, it's a correction! Everyone knows that the surname comes last in normal speech. It's just seeing "Blair, Anthony" and saying "Tony Blair" (OK, in that case most people would utter a few expletives, but yaknowwhatimean)
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - JH
mrmender,
looks good to me. Most of the stuff I read at work is illiterate. If I could get emails and reports of the quality you've just provided I'd be very happy. I think most of the errors people make are because they don't read what they write.

And if there's any typos, that's the cat walking on the keyboard!

John
Common spelling mistakes on this forum - Dynamic Dave
Enough sillyness for today me thinks. Friday is still 3 days away you know.

DD.
 

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