My Embarassing Spelling mistakes on My Lot- Do you make errors?

@jennybianca (12918)
Australia
February 28, 2008 5:39pm CST
It's downright embarassing sometimes. I can spell, quite well in fact. But my word processing skills on a keyboard are not good. As I rush when I write things, & often don't look at what I am typing, I make mistakes. Usually I try to check for these mistakes straight after, but even then in my haste, I don't check the subject. I have made plenty of silly mistakes with spelling here. Last week I started a discussion on my daughter winning the year level Championship medal. It was not until sometime later that I discovered that I had spelt championship incorrectly in the title (subject). Iwas really annoyed with myself for being so careless. Do you make spelling mistakes on My Lot? What is the silliest or most embarassing mistake you have made?
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@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Error? Me, no I am PEEERRRRfect! lol Just kidding. In fact I make alot. More than I'd care to admit. I get so engrossed in answering a discussion, I sometimes don't see until after I have posted. So you aren't alone! In my haste I sometimes have left letters out of words completely. Just little mylot oops. I wish they would have one of the improvements be that we could edit our posts. Instead the mistakes are hanging in Cyberspace.
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
29 Feb 08
hahaha i do this and get involved and engaged and then all sort of things can happen lol blessed be
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
1 Mar 08
We can't even delete them after we have posted!
@AmbiePam (43408)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I try to do my best to catch my mistakes. I never post a discussion or response without re-reading the entire thing first. Still, sometimes I find that I did not spell something correctly. Maybe I did spell it right, but I used the wrong word in my haste, you know what I mean? It doesn't bother me too much because my usual posts are very coherent. It only bothers me when one person catches on a mistake they think is funny, then they comment on it. Which is fine. But then someone else sees that comment, and THEY comment on the mistake as well. That is just plain old annoying. I haven't done this before, but the most common spelling mistake I see on mylot is when people spell 'loose' instead of 'lose.' For some reason people get that mixed up often.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
Other common "mistakes" are the ones us Aussies & English make. We often use the traditional Queens english, & not the American version. As My Lot is an American site, I sometimes think I should be following US conventions for spelling.
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@AmbiePam (43408)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I enjoy hearing the differences in the English that Americans and Brits/Australians use. I used to read so many books from Australian authors, that it doesn't seem odd to me.
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@edaabby (134)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 08
i make mistakes to..actually my skills on a keyboard good because i'm a secretary but my problem is i dont know if i spell english words right or wrong because i'm asian. Everyday i learn word in english and always use dictionary to write in mylot..haha.. U can prove your skills on a keyboard when u are typing everyday. In mylot, we can learn everything. I use mavis bacon (sofware to learn typing skills) in my college and now my skills good..hehe
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• Malaysia
29 Feb 08
wow is good. i also malay like u, but i dont know where must i start to pratice my english.huhuhuhu. mavis bacon? where i can gat the software?
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@edaabby (134)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 08
i'm not sure where u can get the sofware but i buy it from my lecturer at poly...hehe...i have that sofware but how u want get it from me? U can find that sofware at shop too..
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
You have done extremely well to learn English at this rate. I agree that My Lot is very good for helping with English. Keep it up. I should be learning another language!
• United States
29 Feb 08
Yes, yes and yes and I have spell check but often I forget to use it. Like you my spelling (both British and American, LOL) is pretty good but I tend to be in a hurry which results in careless mistakes.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
I generally use the Queens English, & I sometimes think I should be using American version as My Lot is an American site. It is hard to change from the old use of English. I am making my daughter only use traditonal English, even though she is exposed to far more American English than what I would have been at her age. She wants to study English at Oxford or Cambridge!
@marciascott (25559)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Same here, so that is what happens you are in a hurry and you make mistakes. I guess you can understand it now can't you. Peace!
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• United States
29 Feb 08
marcia we are speaking about spelling errors not using the wrong words..... I half!!!! (have) to go now. Thanks for your comment.
@Liasonfan (1702)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
Picture of me at the computer--some days! - LOL. I guess it is good that I can laugh at myself! Typos? I dunno how they happened. Post gremlins--I guess!
Well join the club! I can spell really well too. But put a keyboard in front of me, and I become the 'typo queen'. Don't know what it is, maybe rushing, maybe thinking about the subject at hand, and not my spelling- I dunno. But don't be embarrassed, I think most of us can relate. I get really made at myself too. Especially when the error is in the title! AND after I have used spell check too!
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
In my case, I think it is because keyboard skills were not taught when I was at school, so I never really caught onto that. Am self taught. I do get the red underlined thing for mistakes, but it doesn't work for the title.
• Canada
29 Feb 08
personally i can't stand for there to be spelling errors in my own writing. i will go over the post carefully before i post it to make sure there aren't any errors. luckily for me, spelling errors just seem to pop out at me. but i don't really care if other people have them. i don't think this site is a spelling test. just a word of caution about the spell check-it's only gonna tell you if the word is spelled wrong, not necessarily if it's the wrong word-for example, in your own post, liasonfan, you said "i get really 'made' at myself", spell check wouldn't catch that you meant "mad" because "made" is spelled correctly. you're probably better off to do a manual spell check. another tip i have for that is to check your spelling from the bottom up, so that you are reading individual words, and not actual sentences, which might cause you to not notice the words themselves, but as part of the whole sentence...happy posting!!
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
This is an excellent summary on how to use the spoell check. Thanks very much.
@dfinster (3538)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I know that i've made my share of spelling mistakes here on Mylot. I usually don't notice them until it's too late. It usually happens when I don't cut my nails shorter and my nails hit keys other than the ones I need to hit. Hmmm.wouldn't it be nice to have a spell check here?~D
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@Hatley (143476)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Feb 08
oh indeed it would I would use it all the time like I do when typing my emails. I do not know what I would do on outlook express with the spell check. my emails would be unreadable.
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
1 Mar 08
I never thought of nails being a problem with typing. Mine are always short.
@rashmigs (400)
• Singapore
29 Feb 08
Well, i do make mistakes.. but very rarely. Sometimes its typing mistake... it does happens sometimes. Most of the times, i read what i hav typed... So i correct the mistakes, if any :)
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
1 Mar 08
You are doing very well then, to spend the time checking for your mistakes.
@rashmigs (400)
• Singapore
1 Mar 08
Well, let me tel u what happened once ;) I had to type this: "I will use my office cab...", Instead i typed this: "i will sue my office cab...". :) That gave a totally different meaning. LoL Funny blunder...
@balasri (26577)
• India
29 Feb 08
I feel very bad about it.The mistakes tend to be plenty especially when something strikes you that you think as best point.You hit the key board in an enthusiasm making a flurry of mistakes.I don't know how many mistakes I made in this response because I find it very interesting.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
It is partly enthusiasm & many ideas flowing from my head, that my inaccurate fingers can't keep up with.
@balasri (26577)
• India
1 Mar 08
Yes as we tend to get carried away so are our fingers.lol
@cmnbiz (3)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 08
spelling mistakes...do you konw the msot imropatnt tihng in seplilng is the frit and the lsat lteetr for taht patricluar wrod raemin unhcgnaes tiher psoiiton,if not you wlil mkae a big msitkae coz noobdy konw waht you are writting...hehee
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
1 Mar 08
Ha... ha.. I see what you are doing here. Most of what you wrote I can understand, but not quite all.
• Malaysia
1 Mar 08
hmmm..that mean i made a big mistake..it is ok,i will improve my spelling
• Singapore
29 Feb 08
Alright, I just caught another of your typos in this very discussion. You said "Iwas" instead of "I was" hehe. :P But don't fret over it Jenny. We all make mistakes. I have made spelling and grammar mistakes unknowingly too. And I am sure I do not even know some of those times.:P
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
It is good to see you back. I saw some discussions from you yesterday, but was at swimming training for hours, so didn't get to reply to any. The mistake of mine you pointed out is a common one of mine, as I dont check slowly & carefully!
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• Singapore
1 Mar 08
Yup, trying to get back into the full swing of things.:)
@Jemina (5784)
29 Feb 08
When I was using internet explorer I used to have lots of spelling errors here on mylot. But when I started using Mozilla, they were eliminated because firefox checks the spelling as you type. However I still make mistakes with grammar and stuff like that. I used to feel horrible but now I don't care so much about them because I see a lot doing mistakes and it doesn't bother me. So I just think that when I make mistakes my mylot friends will understand since we can't edit our post anymore once we hit the "post response" button.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
I use firefox & I like the underlined words in red. But this doesn't work for titles apparently.
@Jemina (5784)
9 Mar 08
Yea, that's right. When you write your title of a Blog for example, that little box seems to turn off spell checker.
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
28 Feb 08
Im sure that everyone makes some sort of mistake, thats why there are discussions about an edit button...I know Ive made heaps of mistakes myself, theres nothing you can do about it, you feel silly sometimes but it cant be helped.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
I dont use the edit button, as it is time consuming. But Firefox have this red underlined function, that shows mistakes. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work for titles.
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
Thats a shame it dosnt do the title...
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• Australia
17 Mar 08
Don't sweat it too much Jenn... we all make mistakes, whether they be typos or genuine spelling errors. If you find them really embarassing, just proof read your post before submitting. But if people make snarky comments about it then perhaps they are too judgemental.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
17 Mar 08
I am making an effort to be more careful, as it is carelessness on my part for not checking my typing properly.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
16 Mar 08
Ohmigosh, yes I make silly spelling mistakes here. I think my thoughts get ahead of my typing which causes it to happen. Then an additional problem I have is when I glance back over it, my mind fills in what I meant to type without seeing the mistake. I think it is most embarrassing for me when I make the mistake in the subject line.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
16 Mar 08
I'm glad to see that I am not the only one who makes embarassing spelling mistakes. Thanks for responding.
@Jody20 (887)
• Netherlands
16 Mar 08
English is my second language, so i often make mistakes, but i know what you mean. Even in my own language i make mistakes, because i think faster then my processing skills are on the keyboard. If i make a mistake on mylot it can have two reasons: 1. Bad english 2. I rushed it again. LOL
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
16 Mar 08
If English is your second language, then you are doing very well.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Yes i do make a lot of errors here in mylot, specially if your typing too fast or you're making grammatical errors.. but one thing i love about the site is they have an auto corrector so you know where and when you make wrong spellings
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
13 Mar 08
My problem is typing too fast when I have poor keyboard skills. Thanks for responding.
@mnsrwt123 (2059)
• India
10 Mar 08
My typing speed is also not so fast and i always make some mistakes while typing as i did in your post, but i watch them carefully. and try to rectify all my major mistakes. And its not all about embrassment my dear, people always learn from mistakes, so to keep learning you must have to do some mistakes also...lol keep myloting and posting good discussions!!!
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
13 Mar 08
Thank you. I like doing discussions if I can think of something interesting & I love doing responses.
• Pakistan
7 Mar 08
well my english isn't good still I am not embarrased as its not my m other tongue and my elders still do not speak or understand it.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
7 Mar 08
You are doing very well if English is not your first language.
@gharinder (2044)
• India
3 Mar 08
hi jenny, "to err is humane", however if you feel that it was carelessness on your part, you could be extra cautious the next time. to be very frank i too must have misspelled or more appropriately typed in a wrong word, but i understand that i mostly committ such mistakes when i am really tired after a long day work. so sometimes i realise it the moment i committ that misatake.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
7 Mar 08
I will have to be more careful, slow down a bit with my typing I guess. Or learn better keyboard skills.
@chris1314 (787)
29 Feb 08
My word processing skills are quite good, i can type fast and not make a lot of mistakes, but when i do, i normally go back and check them. I am not embarassed if i make them on here, everyone makes a mistake or two every now and then. as long as its not a really bad one like everyword is unreadable, then its ok =] Chris
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
1 Mar 08
I can see that you have good word processing skills. I should find an online free course to improve mine.