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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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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: evets
Hilarious pic on the oft-misspelled “loser”
52 posted on 04/11/2012 12:44:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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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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To: old school
Damn! Your life must REALLY suck!

Damn! Your life REALLY must suck!

:-)

61 posted on 04/11/2012 12:48:50 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Navy Patriot

good one! btw I’m an ex-navy nuke.


62 posted on 04/11/2012 12:49:19 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Revolting cat!
'nekkid' not 'naked'.

Two totally different words.

'Naked' means you have no clothes.

'Nekkid' means you have no clothes and you're up to something.

63 posted on 04/11/2012 12:49:21 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Somebody else said it first, and I'd credit them if I remembered who it was.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This thread is mute and irrevalunt!


64 posted on 04/11/2012 12:49:30 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: brivette

Heil


65 posted on 04/11/2012 12:51:11 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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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.
66 posted on 04/11/2012 12:51:55 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
I have to go take a shower and clean my beeber.

And make sure it has the appropriate number of stunes.
67 posted on 04/11/2012 12:52:16 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Spell-Checker is Stewpid !!
68 posted on 04/11/2012 12:54:21 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Magic Fingers

“Peaked” vs. piqued


69 posted on 04/11/2012 12:56:00 PM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

70 posted on 04/11/2012 12:56:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: clamper1797

Good post. If only my ‘king of the world’ complex came with a secretary . .


71 posted on 04/11/2012 12:57:54 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Revolting cat!; Lazmataz

Laz would hit it


72 posted on 04/11/2012 12:59:04 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Existence (NOT “existence”)

You mean "NOT "existance"?
73 posted on 04/11/2012 12:59:18 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Lazamataz
Lazamataz, not "Pathetic eggsucking jerkwad scumbag who deserves to die, slowly, of pancreatic cancer".

Is 'PEJSWDTDSOPC' okay?

74 posted on 04/11/2012 1:00:00 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (I <3 PEJSWDTDSOPC)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s difficult to concentrate on grammar and spelling because I only post naked.


75 posted on 04/11/2012 1:00:57 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

loose or choose.

Lose or chose.

?

Oh my brain is strained.


76 posted on 04/11/2012 1:01:47 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

‘rightwingintelligentsia’ is three words, not one!


77 posted on 04/11/2012 1:03:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Eh, would that be a vise? Athough, I have been caught with my vice! :-)


78 posted on 04/11/2012 1:06:39 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Damyankee Carpetbaggers are running wild today!


79 posted on 04/11/2012 1:06:50 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Revolting cat!

She’s got some sort of Alien Baby About to Emerge thing happening with her chest.


80 posted on 04/11/2012 1:07:30 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I think you are homonymophobic.


81 posted on 04/11/2012 1:07:45 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What do you mean by “Existence (NOT “existence”)?


82 posted on 04/11/2012 1:07:50 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

One I misuse: irregardless.

A irregular word used when the correct word would be either “regardless” or “irrespective”.

For another fun inquiry ask ten people how to spell the building used to store aircraft.


83 posted on 04/11/2012 1:07:54 PM PDT by KC Burke (Newton's New First Law, Repeal and Restore!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"roll" when they mean "role".

I saw this on PJ Media this morning.

84 posted on 04/11/2012 1:08:41 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: SgtHooper

>> Eh, would that be a vise?

Yep!

You found half of ‘em... keep looking.


85 posted on 04/11/2012 1:09:01 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Revolting cat!

“nekkid” is much more fun.


86 posted on 04/11/2012 1:09:20 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Malsua

“Rediculous” means to “diculous again.”


87 posted on 04/11/2012 1:09:20 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s, ‘hoard,’ not ‘horde’ for preppers! But if you want to start a horde modeled after Genghis Cohen and his buds, please do so.


88 posted on 04/11/2012 1:09:59 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Plural words with ist suffixes. For example: “Terrorists have attacked.” Not “terrorist have attacked.”


89 posted on 04/11/2012 1:10:36 PM PDT by alnick
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I should of known their was alot of grammer problems on FR. But that’s a hole nuther problem.


90 posted on 04/11/2012 1:11:20 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: F15Eagle
Ha ha. I wonder if rightwingintelligentsia
corrects errors on emails to?

... oh well, it's nice to have a hobby.
(Oops, I meant to write 'too' not 'to'.)
91 posted on 04/11/2012 1:11:47 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
'to backpeddle'


92 posted on 04/11/2012 1:13:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: KC Burke
For another fun inquiry ask ten people how to spell the building used to store aircraft.

I get that one right but then I'm never sure how to spell the thing you use to hang up your clothes. I think it's because my ex-wife's closet was so big it really was a clothes hangar.

93 posted on 04/11/2012 1:13:57 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Also do not use I as an objective case pronoun.

In fact--get all the prounouns correct.

94 posted on 04/11/2012 1:14:13 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("The future belongs to the fertile." -Allendale)
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To: CatherineofAragon
“Could of/would of” instead of “could have/would have.”

Bless you! Along with "loose" for "lose", those two botches are near the top of my list. That said, I can overlook "it's" and "its", which I consider more of a typo than an intentional misuse of the language.

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?

I've had no problems whatsoever and have posted rather frequently over the past 7-10 days. Of course, I use Linux and run my own DNS server. Both of those make me pretty much impervious to network-related problems modulo those on the remote server or at points in between.

95 posted on 04/11/2012 1:15:09 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Don't you mean whored?

-PJ

96 posted on 04/11/2012 1:15:44 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
It is MOO point! It's like a cow's opinion. It doesn't mean anything.
97 posted on 04/11/2012 1:15:56 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It must really suck being you.


98 posted on 04/11/2012 1:15:56 PM PDT by DManA
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To: CatherineofAragon

I could of had a V8?


99 posted on 04/11/2012 1:16:06 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Revolting cat!

100 posted on 04/11/2012 1:16:10 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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