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Old 09-02-2019, 07:05 PM
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I wish people would start spelling "whoa" correctly. I've read several blogs during the past couple days, and they repeatedly spell "whoa" like "woah." Minor in the grand scheme of things, but if they would just move the h a couple letters to the left, everything would be fine.


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Old 09-02-2019, 07:13 PM
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I guess some people just don’t notice. People have trouble with “weird” and “wierd”, but that doesn’t bug me as much as “loose” for “lose”.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:51 PM
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Yes! And "aww." When you see a small kitten, it does not make you go "awe."
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:54 PM
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I think I understand what you're feeling. I am bothered by the number of educated people not knowing the proper use of the word "too".
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:55 PM
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And it's not whoa is me! It's woe is me!


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Old 09-02-2019, 08:15 PM
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Oh, there are SO many of these things that drive me nuts! The one that comes to mind first happened at least 4 times in one day on PT at one point. The incorrect use of wary/weary. Aww gets me too, since I see "awe" used for "aww" quite often on PT.

The your/you're thing is also problematic, of course. And all the others mentioned (lose/loose, their/they're/there, too/two/to, etc.)

I have to admit that whoa took me a while to learn to spell correctly. So did definite and oppose- in high school, I commonly spelled the first de-fin-ate and the second a-ppose .
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:09 PM
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The incorrect use of wary/weary.
Yes, that one gets to me too!

And wah-lah instead of voilà.


Interestingly, I knew a guy in college who was crazy smart and could not spell "definite" to save his life.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:26 PM
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Interestingly, I knew a guy in college who was crazy smart and could not spell "definite" to save his life.
Yep, that's me. Totally.

Actually, I'm amazed at how horrible my sentence construction is on PT at times (my earlier post a great example). I guess I just ramble incoherently when I'm not writing "important" stuff.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:21 AM
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The incorrect form of these words irk me:
1. Your and you’re.
2. To and too.
3. They’re and their.

I also can’t figure out why anyone incorrectly spells “no one” as “noone.”
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:36 AM
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I think that one is on purpose. Think about it. You’ve heard women say noah. The emphasis is on the ending. Woah the same. Stupid. But the same thing.


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Old 09-03-2019, 05:40 AM
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I don't think it's on purpose. I think a lot of people just don't know how to spell it.

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And it's not whoa is me! It's woe is me!
Good point! I forgot about that one.
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I cringe when I see ...
Old 09-03-2019, 05:52 AM
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... wet your appetite. It’s whet, people!

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Old 09-03-2019, 06:08 AM
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All of these bug me!
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:44 AM
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I am in agreement with all of these! I'm not perfect, but I do think getting a handle on vocabulary and spelling comes from reading.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:37 PM
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I do think getting a handle on vocabulary and spelling comes from reading.
Yes! Reading gives us a model of good writing (Except Junie B. Jones. Ugh!), so it makes sense that those who read a lot are more familiar with good sentence structure, grammar, spelling, etc.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:58 PM
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The incorrect use of wary/weary.
I have a theory about this one - I think it is because a synonym of wary is leery and people have heard both and then just blend them to make weary, which is a completely different word.

wary - cautious
leery - cautious
weary - sleepy
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:37 PM
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should of instead of should've

Another one that makes me crazy is balling instead of bawling.
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:58 PM
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Word girl, you are probably right! I figured maybe they think they are saying they are "tired" of it, but they are using it like it should be wary instead.

frecklejuice- those bug me, too! Especially "balling" which I've seen on PT several times.
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