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Frequently Misspelled Words on FR (Vanity)
April 11, 2012 | Me

Posted on 04/11/2012 12:22:30 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

For no reason in particular, I thought it would be helpful (or irritating, depending upon your point of view) to post a list of words that are commonly misspelled or improperly used on FreeRepublic.

Feel free to add any of your own.

I realize that this will open me up to greater scrutiny of the orthographic composition of my own future posts, but alas; so be it.

Aid = help vs. Aide=assistant (as in “an aide to Congressman Frank”)

Anointed (NOT “annointed”)

Border (as in the line between U.S. and Mexico) (NOT “boarder” as in the guy who gets a bedroom in your house and dinner for a fee)

Gauge (NOT “gage”)

Huge (NOT “hugh”—yes, I know it’s a running joke, but FReepers still misspell it accidentally.)

Loose = opposite of tight. Most of the time, FReepers mean to type “lose.”

Martial Law (NOT “Marshall Law”)

Tenet (as in “principle”) (NOT “tenant”)

Existence (NOT “existence”)

Existent (NOT “existant”) Remember: “The ‘a’ in existent is nonexistent.”

Poll (as in “survey”) (NOT “pole” as in a stripper's primary accessory)

Principal vs. Principle: Principal = 1) First, or highest in rank; 2) Head guy (or gal) in a school; 3) Main portion of money in finance, e.g. principal of a loan.

Principle = Moral rule

Your vs. You’re:

Your = possessive. "Your mother doesn’t approve of your spelling skills."

You’re = Contraction of “you are” "You’re not likely to pass English."


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My inner Spelling Nazi made me do it.
1 posted on 04/11/2012 12:22:38 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

series
beeber
stuned
hugh

for a few


2 posted on 04/11/2012 12:26:57 PM PDT by Elderberry
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Misspelled? I say misunderstood. ‘boarder’ is not ‘border’, ‘you’re’ i.e. “you are” is not ‘your’, etc.


3 posted on 04/11/2012 12:27:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Just following orders, eh? I’m afraid you’re in a very series trouble, FRiend.


4 posted on 04/11/2012 12:27:32 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

rein in spending....NOT reign, which means to rule.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 12:28:00 PM PDT by berkley
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hile! Himmler!


6 posted on 04/11/2012 12:28:08 PM PDT by brivette
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Existence (NOT “existence”)

Going forward, I’ll be sure to always capitalize this one!


7 posted on 04/11/2012 12:28:08 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Are you series?


8 posted on 04/11/2012 12:28:12 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

think your wright. hehehhe
Just me....


9 posted on 04/11/2012 12:28:20 PM PDT by vacuumbob
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

rein in spending....NOT reign, which means to rule.


10 posted on 04/11/2012 12:28:20 PM PDT by berkley
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
My inner Spelling Nazi made me do it.

10-4.

Now, please do the 'existence' thing one more time just to make sure that I have it right.

11 posted on 04/11/2012 12:28:38 PM PDT by houeto
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

You forgot ‘ alot ‘.

I see it used on FR a lot.


12 posted on 04/11/2012 12:29:27 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Might I add “moot point” instead of “mute point”?


13 posted on 04/11/2012 12:29:45 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney have the mother of all Macaca moments)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
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14 posted on 04/11/2012 12:29:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is series and hugh.


15 posted on 04/11/2012 12:30:09 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

First world problem...

Your inner spelling Nazi needs to be charged with culture war crimes and tried in The Hague.


16 posted on 04/11/2012 12:30:34 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: berkley

Rain on spending!


17 posted on 04/11/2012 12:30:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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Loose = opposite of tight. Most of the time, FReepers mean to type “lose.”


18 posted on 04/11/2012 12:31:40 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; a fool in paradise

‘nekkid’ not ‘naked’.


19 posted on 04/11/2012 12:32:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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Existence (NOT “existence”)

Ohhhh...kay.

20 posted on 04/11/2012 12:32:18 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Isn’t this the reason for the spell check when posting? As well as the [Spell] button just below the Tagline window? That little squiggly red line that appears below some words has a purpose...


21 posted on 04/11/2012 12:32:31 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

>>Principal vs. Principle

On the Mary Tyler Moore show, Mary once answered a co-workers question about the spelling by mentioning the mnemonic device: “The Principal is your pal, p-a-l...”


22 posted on 04/11/2012 12:32:38 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: warsaw44

I see ridiculous misspelled a lot. It’s usually ridiculous. My English teach said ‘You get red in your face for misspelling ridiculous with red in it!”


23 posted on 04/11/2012 12:32:52 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Guilty as charged. I was once a secretary and in those days, I had impeccable spelling and grammar. Had to or I’d be fired. Now I’m sloppy. Even worse, I don’t proofread as I should, and that makes for some really gawd-awful, unintelligible posts.


24 posted on 04/11/2012 12:33:14 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: cotton1706

i nevere new sutch anne od speling rool wuz inn Existence!


25 posted on 04/11/2012 12:33:41 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: raccoonradio

oops! I’m a fine one to talk. Correction: co-worker’s (forgot apostrophe, fast typing fingers)


26 posted on 04/11/2012 12:34:03 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Confusion often arises from the fact that martial law is enforced by a provost marshal.
27 posted on 04/11/2012 12:34:28 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: brivette

Highl Hitlear


28 posted on 04/11/2012 12:34:36 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

“Speach” vs. speech
“Whimp” vs. wimp
“Noone” vs. no one


29 posted on 04/11/2012 12:35:17 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
NOT “boarder” as in the guy who gets a bedroom in your house and dinner for a fee)

A "boarder" would also be the person who smacks you upsida yo head with a "board" for being such a spelling nazi.......

30 posted on 04/11/2012 12:35:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Hildabeast vs Hildebeest, when referring to the Secretary of State. The latter is correct, being derived from wildebeest, aka gnu, an unclean beast with cloven hooves.
31 posted on 04/11/2012 12:35:43 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Dr. Sivana
Might I add “moot point” instead of “mute point”?

"mute point" any time a democrat opens their mouth and you reach for the remote to turn off the volume?
32 posted on 04/11/2012 12:36:09 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It's OK. I'm an English teacher, and most mistakes I've encountered here (or anywhere else) are easily made, especially if people are keyboarding in a hurry. It's only the REALLY bad and glaring examples that make me mutter to myself .
33 posted on 04/11/2012 12:36:40 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pundit not pundant.


34 posted on 04/11/2012 12:36:40 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I frequent a college sports forum & am amazed how many college students don,t know how to use (there - their- they,re) & ( your & you,re)! I see it here, but much less often.


35 posted on 04/11/2012 12:36:50 PM PDT by blondee123 (Our country is headed for DICTATORSHIP! WAKE UP!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

‘nookieleer’!


36 posted on 04/11/2012 12:36:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

thanks, dad


37 posted on 04/11/2012 12:37:26 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I agree, we need to tow the line on this one!

(That’s what you do with a line, right? You tow it.)

j/k


38 posted on 04/11/2012 12:37:26 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Excellent points. I have to go take a shower and clean my beeber. Let us know if all turns out OK. /smile


39 posted on 04/11/2012 12:37:26 PM PDT by ken in texas
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Guilty - I used plane instead of plain last month - and I should know better: embarrassing.


40 posted on 04/11/2012 12:38:11 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Clymer, not a$$hole.


41 posted on 04/11/2012 12:39:00 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Damn! Your life must REALLY suck!


42 posted on 04/11/2012 12:39:55 PM PDT by old school
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Should Ron Jeremy be hanged or hung?


43 posted on 04/11/2012 12:40:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Potatoe for potato.


44 posted on 04/11/2012 12:40:48 PM PDT by sportutegrl (I believe that was a set up, though.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I stunned by the number of folks that can’t spail correctly.


45 posted on 04/11/2012 12:42:04 PM PDT by QT3.14 ( European-American (/sarc))
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To: humblegunner; cotton1706; houeto

I just wanted to make sure you were all paying attention.

You get a gold star for the day, followed by the requisite whack on the knuckles.


47 posted on 04/11/2012 12:42:21 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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ask (Not aks)...oops wrong forum


48 posted on 04/11/2012 12:42:27 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Could of/would of” instead of “could have/would have.”

Okay, question, please. For days FR has been timing out like crazy for me. It took me seven tries to get my posts and four tries to get to this thread. Anyone else?


49 posted on 04/11/2012 12:42:48 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

>> My inner Spelling Nazi made me do it.

Correct spelling and useage is so restraining; like being caught in a vice, it is!

But good on you for trying.

If this lesson doesn’t work, next time you can take a different tact.

:-)


50 posted on 04/11/2012 12:44:29 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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