Do you still get confused with certain words ??You Rely on a Spell Check ???

@sunnycool (12737)
India
August 8, 2010 10:53am CST
Those were BAD-OLD days when i used to get some blessings on my head for messing up the letters in a word I still remember my teacher shouting at me --- ohh she has got one big mouth ...scary and freaky As of the topic --- you ever struggled as a student to get those letters in the right places than in the odd places. LOL i had some friends in my childhood who used to get confused between W and M , B and D.however i forgot their names though if you ask them to spell BAD --- they would come up with DAB ROFL It seems Separate is the most commonly misspelt word amongst adults in the English language.majority of them come up with SEPERATE Second most commonly misspelt word is Definitely" --- folks mess up with the letters which follow "Defin". So how good are at spelling words... you get confused with the above two words ? Would you go for Spell Check before adding any comments or responses ? Dont you dare to point any mistakes of my post
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Aug 10
The spell check is in my head...
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
19 Aug 10
Are you talking about the same Outdated Spell check
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Aug 10
You calling my brain outdated?
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
19 Aug 10
Oops slipped my tongue ... i thought we were talking about the spell check
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• Malaysia
8 Aug 10
yo sunny... nope...no spelling mistakes in your post i'm fortunate that i'm quite comfortable with the words that i use and i'm alright when it comes to spelling. but when i need to write out something formal, like a letter or a formal proposal or something, i do run it through spell check...just in case i accidentally misspelled anything.. and then there are times when i'm learning new words...if i still haven't grasped it properly, i do a spell check just to make sure. that's how i verified the spelling for 'overnumerousness'
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
8 Aug 10
Hi Mario ! Good that you couldn't find any mistakes --- literally there are two misspelt words in my main post I come accross some new words each day in one post or the other --- on the whole its been a learning experience for me
• Malaysia
8 Aug 10
i was speed reading...i must have missed it but i did see quite a few punctuation mistakes though.. and i like myLot for that reason you gave...i too learn some new words when i surf through the discussions. myLot can be pretty educational when we participate as how we're supposed to, and we can earn while we learn *the above message is useful for all those newbies who might drop by here...
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
8 Aug 10
you got a nice message for the newbies Punctuation mistakes ---- you do remind me of my teacher now .okies they were .... ? English Standard in my place is pretty much average compared to the American standard.I get to learn things in here no room for exceptions lol
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
8 Aug 10
There are still a lot of words i get confused with, when it comes to spelling. I don't use spell check as i am human and have the right to make some mistakes. Even this little one's. I was horrible with spelling at school. TATA.
• Malaysia
8 Aug 10
i have a left to make mistakes too...
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
8 Aug 10
@saphrina yep..to err is human... @mario... @meluan.. so simple..that we don't even need to type/write...
• Malaysia
8 Aug 10
sweet.... that little typo of yours is the best typo i've seen so far
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
8 Aug 10
I almost never get confused over the spelling of words, the only thing I have problems with is sometimes expressing myself. Since I am not a native speaker I do have a great excuse though. :D
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
8 Aug 10
there are some who speak excellent english and they struggle quiet a bit to spell words correctly.As of your excuse its accepted
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
8 Aug 10
Yippie! I em verie heppie to hur dat!
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
8 Aug 10
And that was your native language huuuh
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
9 Aug 10
I still remember my crabby old first grade teacher ridiculing me for pronouncing the word MEW like MEOW, but honestly, I never heard a cat say "Mew" and many many cats have "Meowed" at me. Actually the sound is sort of more like "RRRRReOW"--or some other impossible to spell and difficult to emulate thing. So when she said "Mew" I would mutter "Meow" (not quite under my breath alas) and get into trouble. I do frequently look words up in the dictionary, online of course, for both the spelling and the definitions, as often it is faster and easier to look them up than to try to reason them out.
@sulynsi (2838)
• Canada
9 Aug 10
I checked with my cat years ago, and he was ADAMANT that there is no E in rrrow He was quite annoyed about the "meow" spelling, said it was some smart aleck dog from Bristol that started the whole thing. He had a few chunks missing from his ear over the matter, as I recall!
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
10 Aug 10
Ahh, thank you so much, sulynsi for that information. I hope you called your cat Van Gogh...or Vincent, perhaps, after the incident with his ears. Poor rascal. Clearly it must have been the dog that started it.
@sulynsi (2838)
• Canada
10 Aug 10
Well, he had a pedigree name, you know, Weymouth's Black Jaguar, or Selkirk's Ebony Windspeed, but we just called him "Pickles", just so he didn't get a swelled head. Besides, he thought is was pretty cool and introduced himself that way. His whole ear wasn't missing, just a bit here and there. You should've seen the DOG! I saw him get into it once with a hoity toity Siamese across the garden. Seems "Pickles" wasn't high class enough. Well, Mr. "Bluepoint's Sleek Gentleman" , take THAT "phtt phtt!"
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
8 Aug 10
My cousin was dyslexic...and aunt did a great job to get him out of it..he's now a doctor... I too find it difficult to spell some words but used to score top during ma dictation classes.. but here ma firefox is there to help me from typing blunders....or silly mistakes.. thanks for sharing... have a great day/night....
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
8 Aug 10
Thats really great ---- he must have gained so much confidence and completed his medicine Firefox has got one spell check ehhh --- i use chrome and i'm quiet happy with the mistakes or typos which creep in my responses or comments
• Malaysia
8 Aug 10
Ok
@sunilpaul (173)
• India
8 Aug 10
For me its always been "e" before "i" or vice versa...I am 45 years old and am still making the mistake of spelling the word recEIve...
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
8 Aug 10
haha why dont you practice it for 100 times BOOM you wouldn't misspell it again
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
8 Aug 10
@sunny how..come..he may have mistyped it more than 1000 times till now... he need some serious caning....
• India
9 Aug 10
yes
• Canada
3 Sep 10
Wow! Awesome one word answer there! I think that "yes" would be pretty hard to spell wrong too!
@malpoa (1218)
• India
9 Aug 10
Ah I just read that post in yahoo. I spell these two words correctly though...there are other few words which I often misspell..like appearance, permanent like that..I get confused with a or e!! And I am writing something while under the watch full eyes of someone, I make the silliest of mistakes out of nervousness.
@sulynsi (2838)
• Canada
10 Aug 10
Isn't it "ya-who" ?
• United States
8 Aug 10
Spelling and math are my best attributes as a kid one of the things I always told myself was that I had to do well self perfecting my English grammar. Along with that came the ability to be a great speller. I know very intelligent people who have difficulty spelling, I believe this is just one of their flaws almost like typing. You are either good or bad at it.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
8 Aug 10
As a kid i always hated english grammar --- i was inclined towards the beautiful poetry and lessons we had.thank you for the rating this is Kinda brain teaser as you are good at maths ---- what is the biggest number that can be formed using four 1's
• Canada
8 Aug 10
I mastered definitely in the fifth grade when they kept trying to correct us. It's stuck with me since then! i have problems spelling necessary. I don't actually know how to spell it, I think that's right though. Usually I can only spell it on T9 with my phone, that's the weird part.. Assassinated is another hard one.. I don't know why this word seems to come up so much in text/online conversation but I can never get this word right either. I also don't know the different between affect and effect. So I just switch them up every now and then.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
8 Aug 10
I do not get confused with the letters you mentioned...i can spell them correctly.I have to admit that you caught me in the last line ... i tend to get confused when it comes to the usage of those two words
• Canada
3 Sep 10
I will admit that once in a blue moon I can make a spelling mistake, BUT I have the spell checker through Fire Fox that puts the red squiggly lines under the mis-spelled word so that before I hit the "post response" button I look for the red squiggly lines and fix any mistakes!
@dlcbeth (12)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
thank God i did not have a hard time in spelling. But I have to admit that I am not good in grammar. But I'm improving now LOL
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
9 Aug 10
Hey Sunny! I know that the English language is very difficult and confusing! It is difficult for those of us who speak it as a first language so I really give those of you who speak it as a second language so much credit for having even tried to learn to speak it, or spell it! And I would never correct anyone on the "Lot" for even trying to learn the English language who might mispell a word! I think that all the people that come to this site to try to learn English or improve on it should be commended! And, you are doing a fine job there Sunny so keep up the good work!
@nancy0618 (477)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
yes there are times when i also got confused with spelling, but it seldom happens, because i usually use my language so there is no point that i will be needing that much spell check. nice of you to share this kind of topic here
• Australia
9 Aug 10
I don't use a spell check as I'm usually pretty good at spelling provided my fngers hit the right keys in the right order lol. What annoys me is when I spell a word & I know it's spelled right but it just looks wrong.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
9 Aug 10
I do admit that I am easily confused when it comes to certain words in English. I have to count on the spell checker to get the spelling right. The most commonly misspelled words are those that uses double alphabets. Like accommodation which I normally missed one 'm' like 'accomodation'. I do use the spell check a lot to correct my spelling.
@LIENROSE (911)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
yeah i always, because i am not fluent in using the language
@sulynsi (2838)
• Canada
9 Aug 10
I usually spell correctly, but separate IS a funny word! There are a number I have to stop and think out, even now. I remember a funny case, I was writing a spelling test for a job interview for the official examiner's office. It was the word "onus" now why I did it, I still can't recall, but I spelled it "OWNESS" Fortunately, it was the only mistake, and I got the job! You are demonstrating your spelling has more British influence than American. Normally, I do too, using colour and flavour over color or flavor. However, I prefer spelled to spelt. Do you say "mummy" or "mommy" sunny (or sonny)
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
8 Aug 10
Spell check symbol - Spell checker is really helpful.
Yes I do occasionally get confused with the spelling of words in fact I've never been good at spelling or writing, though I've improved some since being a member of mylot, I still have difficulty with spelling, so yes I do use my computers spell checker it helps me out a lot because without spell checker all my mylot friends would not be able to understand me at all lol. So thank goodness for spell check hehe.