We ALL do it... what is your word??

@dizzblnd (3073)
United States
July 8, 2008 10:16pm CST
I think most of us are pretty intelligent and good with words and spelling. However, I want to know what word or words do you ALWAYS misspell or mistype? I didn't realize it until I joined mylot.. but my "favorite" word to mistype is "firend"... I mean "friend". I KNOW how to spell it.. but for some reason it always comes out as "firend". The other word is "weird" I can never remember if the freekin "i before e rule" applies to that one or not, so it usually comes out "wierd" If not for my Firefox browser (automatic spell check) I am not sure if I would ever catch these typos SO what is your favorite word to mistype or misspell? (I am going to bed now.. but will answer during the day tomorrow)
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16 responses
• Canada
9 Jul 08
Definately! Oops! Definitely! And the rule you are referring to is I before E except after C!
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I do that one wrong too! Have you ever heard of the comedian Brian Regan?? He does a whole bit about I before E... it's hysterical He talks about being a kid in school and being badgered by his teacher.. his version of the rule goes like this: I before E except after C and when sounding like A as in neighbor and weigh and on weekends and holidays and all throughout May and you'll always be wrong no matter WHAT you say" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxenUzZPFiQ He's hysterical!
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• Canada
9 Jul 08
I haven't heard of him before, but I will be going to the video right now! Thanks!
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• Canada
9 Jul 08
I just listened to him! He is good! Thanks for making my day!
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@Allie666 (60)
• China
10 Jul 08
I usually misspell the world that i donot often use. And sometimes i mistype it even though i know how to spell. So it's a good way to look it up first when hesitate. :-)
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Dictionary.com is a wonderful tool isn't it?
• China
10 Jul 08
Yes,of course. Have a good day.
@srpkinja (375)
• Canada
10 Jul 08
I tend to misspell a lot of things wrong but only while on the computer. I think I'm a really good speller while I am writing it by hand but while im on the computer I will start typing really fast and forget where some letters are or mistake one letter for the one beside it. Yesterday, I wrote a discussion about shows and I kept spelling show as shoe becuase the 'e' is right beside the 'w'. That is my worst habbit with words.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Yep... "Shoe" instead of "show" is another one... I can spell almost perfectly too, but my fingers go faster than my brain when I am here.
@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
10 Jul 08
I have a tendancy to transpose many letters. And then sometimes I hit the key next to the one I want. I do think we need a spell check here. I am really a perfect speller, but an awful typist.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
10 Jul 08
I agree about the spell checker.. but for those of us who use Firefox for our browser, it has automatic spell check
@muxicka (216)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
"taht"?? Well a lot of words, the usual typographic error that I commit is overdoing letters, and fusing words since I forgot to put some space in it.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
10 Jul 08
I forgot about taht one
• United States
10 Jul 08
I always misspell "definitely". I use to spell it "definately". i still do it once in a while.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
10 Jul 08
That seems to be the most popular word so far to be misspelled or mistyped
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• Colombia
9 Jul 08
I don't know why, but I always have problems with the 'a' , I mean I type it before or after its correct position, for example: 'bga' or 'abg' to say 'bag' in spanish 'la' to say 'al' or 'al' to say 'la' ...and some other words.. but of course I realiza that (most of the times) and I correct the mistake.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I am sorry .. i just saw your response today .. I didn't skip you intentionally I must say I dont have a proplem with the a's weird how everyone has one word that is a thorn in the side
@Elixiress (3893)
9 Jul 08
I always struggle to spell "definitely" because I spell it "definetely" for some reason, but realise when the firefox spell checker kicks into action.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I LOVE my Firefox.. otherwise I would probably not catch my errors
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@risris24 (712)
• United States
9 Jul 08
Although a simple word, I tend to always misspell it, the word is defintely, I tend to spell it defintley...
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
9 Jul 08
That seems to be a common one too.. although I usually get that one right
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• United States
9 Jul 08
I'm pretty good with my typing and spelling. Except the words gaurantee (which should be spelled guarantee) and exercize which is obviously spelled exercise. What drives me crazy is when I am speaking and I say the word supposedly. I can spell it just fine but when I say it I exchange a B for the D and say supposeABLY. GRR! If I don't slow my speech down before I say the word I do it every time!
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
9 Jul 08
Exercize is one I can't get right .. sometimes when I speak too fast "Better get" as in (better get going) comes out "Getter bet" drives me nuts!
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I do "hte" often instead of the. I mix up 'd' and 'g' a lot too...like I'll type ming instead of mind or ang instead of and. One thing I do a lot is I'll hit the = key instead of backspace when I make a mistake so I'll end up with a word like "misti=ype" lol.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
9 Jul 08
LOL yup those are common for me as well. that======== button always gets me when I am trying to backspace too funny when i tried to post this reply.. i got the warning "The following word or words violate myLot's terms of use: @ss Please reword your submission and try again." I put 2 s's in "as" LMAO
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• United States
11 Jul 08
egads, mine is thier for their, form for from, actually any of those words with ie or ia chances are I am going to get the rule wrong. Some days my finger and brain connections are just not connecting at all. Thank goodness for spell check!
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
11 Jul 08
form and from drive me crazy too!! Pretty mu everyday my brain and fingers (and other parts of my body) refuse to cooperate with one another.
• United States
11 Jul 08
rotflmao I am thinking that mu=much?
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
11 Jul 08
LMAO!! Seeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... today is one of those days!!! When you can understand me angel... you need to start worrying!!!
@dongsting (190)
• China
11 Jul 08
I mistype a lot of words,my first language is not english,so I use a dict when I am typing. :) Is that funny,dizzblnd? I learn english by watching american movies or series,sometimes I read books.So I can hear,I can say,but it is difficulty for me to spell. Oh,I got it,it is difficulty for me to spell AUSTRALIA.I always spell it as "arstrelia" (I use dict to test every word when I finished my response,so I can not respond more than 10 discussions a day.)
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I completely understand mispellings if this isn't your first language. Keep on using the dictionary, for tat is the best way to learn! I always want to spell Australia "AustraIlia.. drives me crazy I think this and other sites like it are a great place to connect and learn the English language.. good for you and others like you
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• China
12 Jul 08
thank you,dizzblnd,I will keep on improving myself. :)
@myklj999 (18234)
9 Jul 08
I occasionally misspell "occasion". I'm always wanting to put two s's in it.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
9 Jul 08
So glad I'm not the only one! I can never remember it only has one 's'.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
9 Jul 08
hmmmmmmmmmmm occasion is not one I have a problem with.. It's so wierd uh weird that some words are harder to remmeber than others for different people. Desert and dessert I have learned to spell the same way using the same trick you were taught LJ.. but I still have to go back and think about that rule
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@ellie333 (21029)
12 Jul 08
LOL. I definitely used to spell deinately until someone pointed it out and I also like you spell friend firend quite often. Also I type aslo sometimes too. Lucky you I haven't got spellcheck so I just hazard a guess and if it is a really big word will put in brackets (probably spelt wrong sorry) My friends have got used to all my typos now and my best ones always appear in discussion headers too. Ellie :D
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Yep some of yours get me quite often as well. The browser Firefox has a built in spell check that underlines your misspellings for you (however if you type a real word by accident.. form=from.. it won't pick up on that.. I wish it had grammar check too BTW in this response alone... I had 8 typos that Firefox caught before I sent the response You can download the browser for free at www.mozilla.com
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I alwasy, or almost alwasy, misspell alwasy, do you ever misspell alwasy.. I believe my fingers are dyslexic as everytime that I type "always" it comes out alwasy.. It is to the point that when I try and spell check any of my posts, it is beginning to look natural to me.. I do many, many typos but this is the one that I always do for sure..
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
10 Jul 08
LMAO... scary.. it was starting to look natural to me too. Just like firends... too funny
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