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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."


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: braking; hugh; series; spelling
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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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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Seriously, now, this is something that gets me irritated:

coulda, woulda, shoulda, instead of could of, would of, should of.


51 posted on 04/11/2012 12:44:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Existence (NOT “existence”)

To be, or not to be? Pretty existential, dude.

53 posted on 04/11/2012 12:44:51 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is hugh and seris ... my pet peeve is the misuse of the “i” before “e” rule. I know it’s a weird or even foreign concept to many, but I deined it necessary to seize the moment to attempt to rein in those who violate that rule.


54 posted on 04/11/2012 12:44:51 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is hugh and seris ... my pet peeve is the misuse of the “i” before “e” rule. I know it’s a weird or even foreign concept to many, but I deined it necessary to seize the moment to attempt to rein in those who violate that rule.


55 posted on 04/11/2012 12:45:05 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Magic Fingers

“Whoppie Goldberg” is pretty fun.

I’ve started spelling it that way intentionally.


56 posted on 04/11/2012 12:46:38 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: ken in texas
I have to go take a shower and clean my beeber.

Be sure to check your beeber for any suspicious lumps.
57 posted on 04/11/2012 12:47:38 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Amendment, not "Ammendment".

Lazamataz, not "Pathetic eggsucking jerkwad scumbag who deserves to die, slowly, of pancreatic cancer".

58 posted on 04/11/2012 12:47:52 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well, with all due respect, you don’t know the bizarre manner in which I pronounce those words. I like to think of them as my own personal synonyms.


59 posted on 04/11/2012 12:47:54 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That is what makes it real. if we were ‘professionals’, such as trolls, there would never be a mistake.

Because we are just real people, and feel comfortable on FR, sh*t happens.

it is all in fun, and we are all family anyway.


60 posted on 04/11/2012 12:48:26 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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