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« on: August 14, 2011, 12:01 PM »

As zippy8 touched on the yoke/yolk recently.....

Here are a few of the grammar/spelling violations topping our charts.
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your instead of you're

that instead of who  (e.g. He is a person that you can trust.)

axle instead of axel

McNeil instead of McNeill (Ken McNeill, Blue Moon Kites)

Shirley instead of Shirey (Paul Shirey, Aerostar Sport Kites)

Feel free to add to the list any personal favorites.
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 04:26 PM »

Chelise instead of Chilese.

I know you were just too polite to mention it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 04:30 PM »

How about 'PROLLY' instead of probably ?   Angry
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 04:41 PM »

Thanks Ron.  Smiley

It was gnawing away at my innards.  Roll Eyes
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pry instead of probably. (e.g. I'll PRY go the store after I talk to the guy THAT took my lunch money.)
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 04:47 PM »

"Farther" for "Further"!
The "effect" will "affect" us all.
That's Who?
Gots for Have To
There for Their
To for Too or Also
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 05:18 PM »

 getting your kite out, then having the wind die, would be more fun than having the wind die, then getting your kite out.

then
adverb
1. at that time: Prices were lower then.
2. immediately or soon afterward: The rain stopped and then started again.
3. next in order of time: We ate, then we started home.
4. at the same time: At first the water seemed blue, then gray.
5. next in order of place: Standing beside Charlie is my uncle, then my cousin, then my brother.

than
conjunction
1. (used, as after comparative adjectives and adverbs, to introduce the second member of an unequal comparison): She's taller than I am.
2. (used after some adverbs and adjectives expressing choice or diversity, such as other, otherwise, else, anywhere,  or different,  to introduce an alternative or denote a difference in kind, place, style, identity, etc.): I had no choice other than that. You won't find such freedom anywhere else than in this country.
3. (used to introduce the rejected choice in expressions of preference): I'd rather walk than drive there.
4. except; other than: We had no choice than to return home.
5. when: We had barely arrived than we had to leave again.
preposition
6. in relation to; by comparison with (usually followed by a pronoun in the objective case): He is a person than whom I can imagine no one more courteous.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011, 07:53 PM »

You caught me in a mood, so here's one, also.

[ ]  (that's nothing except a space) instead of [.], [,], [!], or some other form of punctuation.
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2011, 08:37 PM »

I think you have to separate the intentional from the unintentional from the clueless. Something like prolly is casual slang and used intentionally.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2011, 08:51 PM »

Allen, what do we do with the 3 piles after the separation?  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2011, 11:23 PM »

As zippy8 touched on the yoke/yolk recently.....

Hey, don't drag me into your hangups. Angry

But..... Axle.

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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2011, 05:09 AM »

This thread is really comming along.
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2011, 01:34 PM »

Don't ignore the deadly "me ands"!
You know, "me and John"!
Be polite and put the other person first - don't be a ME AND.

Really old school rule.

Then there is the dreaded WE AT's!
Don't get me started on that one.

And don't forget about buying a "one OF kind".
It doesn't turn into a one OFF.
That one puzzles me, but it's common.
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2011, 01:48 PM »

And don't forget about buying a "one OF kind".
It doesn't turn into a one OFF.
That one puzzles me, but it's common.

It's OK, as long as the item in question is very unique.
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2011, 01:53 PM »

One-off is legitimate, and you can blame the Brits for it.
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2011, 03:06 PM »

I thought it was Angry bugger-off the Brits said.
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