I Want To Loose Weight - Does This Annoy You?
January 26, 2009 5:07am CST
Well, if you're annoyed that I want to lose weight, then please feel free to discuss. However, I'm actually talking about people who spell "lose" as "loose". For some reason it irritates me, although I'm not sure why. Any ideas? Another one is "refferals" ... eeeeek! Are there any words that you see commonly misspelt that make you want to laugh, cry or just frustrate you?
26 Jan 09
I agree. You know, it doesn't worry me at all when the writer obviously has English as a second language. I think it's really very impressive to be able to write in another language other than your own. I only roll my eyes when the writer is clearly a native English speaker.
14 Feb 09
Heya, Im sure I have a word or two that makes me feel that way but right now I cant think of what they are Well, I sometimes do misspell referrals as refferals and Im not even aware of it. I think the most common word I misspell is 'mispell'.^_^
27 Jan 09
It's been done before but I hate when folk write "your" instead of "you're". Is it ignorance or laziness. Another one is not a word that's misspelled but a phrase used incorrectly. The Americans do this a LOT! They say "I could care less" when they mean they could NOT care less....meaning, they already care as little as possible in other words they DON'T CARE AT ALL. Sheesh!
28 Jan 09
I know what you mean about "your" and "you're", but haven't noticed the other one. I will now LOL! You know, I made a grammatical error in your armed goat discussion and saw it just as I hit "submit". I'll bet you caught it! I'm sure I make lots of mistakes - and probably annoy others with them too.
8 May 09
I am always impressed by anyone who can write in a language other than his or her own language. In that case, spelling mistakes are completely acceptable! I'm more thinking of some of my friends who have learned and spoken English all their lives - like my husband who still confuses me with his spelling. Thanks for your response.
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16 Apr 09
LOL I always have to stop and think when it comes to words like that. I try to keep an eye on it though. I don't correct other ppl though b/c I know that some ppl don't spell that good and I don't want them to feel bad. I know I suck at math and I wouldn't want anyone correcting me either. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
2 Feb 09
Misspelt words used to annoy me when I was an English teacher. They don't anymore, now that I have quit. Really, I feel people can use English the way they want. Most people who use it don't have it as their mother tongue, and I feel that it is great they can make themselves understood in a language that is not really theirs. Cheers and happy Mylotting
17 Sep 10
People usually do point out grammatical problems / spelling problems in written English and that fair in my humble opinion but when it comes to speaking I believe nobody in today's world speak pure form of English .English today has become more of a slang language because young folks esp. teenagers who think that using more and more slang or jive make them sound "cool".