Skip to comments.Frequently Misspelled Words on FR (Vanity)
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 hughyes, I know its 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. Youre:
Your = possessive. "Your mother doesnt approve of your spelling skills."
Youre = Contraction of you are "Youre not likely to pass English."
Damn! Your life REALLY must suck!
good one! btw I’m an ex-navy nuke.
Two totally different words.
'Naked' means you have no clothes.
'Nekkid' means you have no clothes and you're up to something.
This thread is mute and irrevalunt!
“Peaked” vs. piqued
Good post. If only my ‘king of the world’ complex came with a secretary . .
Laz would hit it
Is 'PEJSWDTDSOPC' okay?
It’s difficult to concentrate on grammar and spelling because I only post naked.
loose or choose.
Lose or chose.
Oh my brain is strained.
‘rightwingintelligentsia’ is three words, not one!
Eh, would that be a vise? Athough, I have been caught with my vice! :-)
Damyankee Carpetbaggers are running wild today!
She’s got some sort of Alien Baby About to Emerge thing happening with her chest.
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