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 Stop Saying REDiculous

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Just stop.

There's just too many people misspelling this word, not just one.

It reads like red (colour red)-iculous

When it should read reeeeeee-diculous.

Spelling is "ridiculous"

Of course this is just a pet peeve but I can't help but read "red" and its driving me nuts.

Its on every forum on this board and its just not one person.

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 9 Sep 2010 3:00 PM
 13 Jul 2006
 GVA, wishing it was GTA
tjrocks
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alot.

alot is my pet peeve.

I <3 my alot. But not in a sentence.

I also <3 spell check. tongueold

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 9 Sep 2010 3:02 PM
 4 Jan 2006
Mary Ann
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It's "it's" not its.

(My pet peeve).

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 9 Sep 2010 3:03 PM
 19 Oct 2009
 Winnipeg, MB
justagirl
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rofl

its ME!!! i angered the moose with my reeeeediculous spelling error blush

sorry moose tongueold

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 9 Sep 2010 3:03 PM
 30 Mar 2005
 Durham Region
Mommasitta
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Can I add one?

Stop misspelling ADVICE.

It drives me koo-koo bananas when I see threads titled: "Help! Need Advise!!"

ARAGH!! No you don't!! You need ADVICE!!

...and a dictionary.

FYI -- > ADVICE is a noun...you give advice, ask for advice, seek advice.

ADVISE is a VERB. As in, "My MOH asked me to ADVISE her as to which night I wanted my bachelorette party". It means to tell someone or offer a suggestion.

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 9 Sep 2010 3:06 PM
 9 Mar 2006
 ottawa
kokopolo
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"Congrads"

Ugh

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 9 Sep 2010 3:10 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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Too many to list... but:

for the it's it's not its one... sometimes it is its. wink When it's belonging to it, it's its. (wow... that was tough to type straight *laugh*)

Aisle/isle (aisle is what you walk down, isle is where you honeymoon wink )
wary/leery/weary (wary is cautious, leery is skeptical (which I'm sure I've just misspelled), weary is tired)
general mis-use of words.

I used to know someone who INSISTED on saying "atypical" when she actually meant the complete opposite (typical... or even sterotypical, at a push)... drove me up the wall.

That said, I'm sure I have, more than once in a moment of inattention, written rediculous instead of ridiculous... so I apologize, Moosehead smile

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 9 Sep 2010 3:12 PM
 8 Apr 2009
 Ontario
Gir
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Since we are adding words that bother us:

"Def" instead of definitely. Drives me crazy!

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 9 Sep 2010 3:12 PM
 24 Jul 2006
 Ottawa, ON
_Trixxy_
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Mine are:

-To/too/two
-They're/there/their
-Your/you're

Learn how to use them people!

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 9 Sep 2010 3:14 PM
 7 Aug 2010
 Vegreville, AB
Beaker
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I don't know why, but I just flashed back to this:

http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail160.html

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 9 Sep 2010 3:28 PM
 21 Jul 2006
Rain_City_Girl
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Can someone go over then vs than with me. I am too lazy to look it up.

teeth

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 9 Sep 2010 3:33 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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So... did ya understand those explanations, RCG? Or do you need more? rofl

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 9 Sep 2010 3:36 PM
 21 Jul 2006
Rain_City_Girl
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LMAO I think a 12'th explaination would help wink

I am 98% certain I use it correctly but like MrsSF I second guess myself.

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 9 Sep 2010 3:45 PM
 12 Jan 2008
 Toronto, Ontario
weerah2
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Mine is "loose" instead of "lose"

Loose-- "I am a loose woman," "My belt is loose"

Lose-- "I don't want to lose the game," "I am going to lose my mind"

IRL-- My in-laws say "I seen" all the time. It makes me CRAZY!!!

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 9 Sep 2010 3:47 PM
 12 May 2008
 Wisconsin, USA
ruby_wi
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I am also someone who is annoyed by loose/lose

Also affect/effect
aisle/isle
advice/advise

And chocking...there is no c in the middle!

Also, cloths instead of clothes bugs me.

I will stop now.

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 9 Sep 2010 3:48 PM
 12 Jan 2008
 Toronto, Ontario
weerah2
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Oops tjrocks beat me to it.

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 9 Sep 2010 3:48 PM
 29 Apr 2007
 The Nuthouse
Sidney
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Niece.

Cease versus seize.

My brain's blanking, but I'll get back to you with some more.

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 9 Sep 2010 3:51 PM
 12 Jan 2008
 Toronto, Ontario
weerah2
Weddingbeller
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Chocking makes me crazy too. It's CHOKING people!

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 9 Sep 2010 4:10 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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Chocking... is it for Choking? Or for chalking? As in "chalking it up to people just not knowing any better"?

Niece I always mess up. And affect/effect often gets me mixed up, too (so I try to find other ways to say what I want without using those words smile )

blush

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 9 Sep 2010 4:26 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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Sorry... another pet peeve... side conversations that go on in the main thread wink

I kid... because I care smile

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 9 Sep 2010 4:28 PM
 19 Sep 2008
 Beautiful BC!
jitterbug
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Can someone explain affect and effect? I think I've got it, but I'm not sure!

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 9 Sep 2010 4:42 PM
 7 Nov 2007
 Winnipeg, Manitoba
his.fallen.angel
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thumbsup to this entire post

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 9 Sep 2010 4:42 PM
 8 Jun 2009
Siiera
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Thanks for the their, there, they're explanation. I've never taken an English grammar class since I went to French school until grade ten.

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 9 Sep 2010 4:45 PM
 21 Jul 2006
Rain_City_Girl
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Attn RCG's BFF -

Its bOught NOT bAught.

That one pushed me over the edge.

Oh and its hEy guys not hAy guys, unless they are guys made of hay but then I�d be saying �Hey Scarecrow!�


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 9 Sep 2010 4:48 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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Safari has a spell check, too smile

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 9 Sep 2010 4:53 PM
 10 Jan 2008
 Calgary, AB
musique
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Ha ha - I read the title of this post as "RED-ilicious" and was wondering what that was.

I hate it when people say "unthaw". It is THAW - unthawing is the same as freezing!

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 9 Sep 2010 4:54 PM
 21 Oct 2005
 Kanata
Jesska
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Kindergarten.

Not kindergarden. No plants involved.

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 9 Sep 2010 5:07 PM
 27 Oct 2008
NowAnon
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How about "That is so sad - I was just balling".

Really? You play some hoops when you're sad?
Or do you mean bawling?

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 9 Sep 2010 5:16 PM
 25 May 2009
Blissful1
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Supposubly

Expecially

"I seen that guy over there"

Soooo annoying!

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 9 Sep 2010 5:18 PM
 20 Apr 2007
kika35
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"It's true, I seen it"

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Hearing it makes me twitch, but seeing it written is much, MUCH worse.

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 9 Sep 2010 5:23 PM
 13 Mar 2009
newsecretname
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1,402
I haven't read them all, but I HATE when people say relator. It's not a relator, it's a realtor!

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 9 Sep 2010 5:29 PM
 28 Jul 2004
SeptGal
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Irregardless.

That is all.

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 9 Sep 2010 5:29 PM
 1 Jan 2010
vlahopg
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Darn. I had a reply typed and my MAC shut down...will try again

May I play? your, you're, its and it's plus effect/affect and isle/aisle drive me bonkers. Also I spell these words with a U (favour, labour, colour)...

I do not see it spelled incorrectly but conversationally I cringe when I hear "alls I said", "I axed him"

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 9 Sep 2010 5:35 PM
 10 Apr 2006
 Howe Sound, BC
AutumnBride
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Your/You're drives me NUTS!

"Your so funny" It's YOU ARE PEOPLE! GAH!

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 9 Sep 2010 5:48 PM
 3 Jan 2009
zoobaby
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One thing I've never actually heard IRL but I see on here all the time is the misuse of the word "weary." People use it where "leery" should be - i.e. "I am weary to buy this because my sister had a bad experience with this product."

Or perhaps they confuse "weary" with "wary"? Still, drives me a bit bonkers.

But not as bonkers as people who call each other out on this stuff personally. Rude.

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 9 Sep 2010 5:54 PM
 23 Sep 2008
 Calgary, AB
kdparker
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 9 Sep 2010 6:03 PM
 1 Jul 2009
 Ottawa, ON.
robin0619
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This whole thread is just rediculous.

Alot of what your all supposably saying does'nt make any sence. Their shouldnt be rules 4 speaking on teh internet. Irregardless it exspecially bugs me when people wright like a lolcat.

=D

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 9 Sep 2010 6:51 PM
 21 Mar 2006
 Nova Scotia
Chixor
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Stop.Doing.This.Also.

It.Is.Very.Annoying!

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 9 Sep 2010 7:24 PM
 13 Jul 2006
 GVA, wishing it was GTA
tjrocks
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>3 just looks like an angry walrus.

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 9 Sep 2010 7:26 PM
 23 Jun 2007
 Tinseltown
Poulette
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And I've briefly considered what =3 looks like, thanks to DH's favourite YouTube show.

Maybe it should be C equals three, C for Colleen, to complete the look wink

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 9 Sep 2010 7:35 PM
 8 Apr 2009
 Ontario
Gir
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I much prefer "I <3" over people actually writing out "I heart". For some reason reading "I heart" makes me cringe and picture a 12 year old typing.

I also just had the conversation with FH in regard to status updates by his sister. I told him I'm going to hide her updates if I see "prolly" one more time! I'm not great with spelling, but at least attempt the correct word.

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 9 Sep 2010 7:36 PM
 11 Nov 2008
 Ottawa
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"Definately" is not a word.
Definitely is.

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 9 Sep 2010 7:58 PM
 8 Aug 2008
MooseHead
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affect/effect CAN actually be difficult for someone who isn't keen on "English"

caughfing,caufing, caughing - WTF is caughfing? - it makes me think there is an a, u, g, h, and f caught in their throat

And just for funzies (ya, its a word) Ruby Wi and other Americans (or such) what do you think when you see colour, labour, license, etc.?

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 9 Sep 2010 8:07 PM
 1 Jan 2010
vlahopg
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what does <3 mean?

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 9 Sep 2010 8:47 PM
 9 Mar 2006
 ottawa
kokopolo
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My husband gets annoyed when people misuse among and between. I think that's a bit anal but now I'm super careful about it.

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 9 Sep 2010 8:53 PM
 3 Jan 2006
 Whitby
diva.jen
Empress of the Forum
34,124
Long live Strongbad!

I think all of mine have been mentioned but I will say that improper use of homonyms drives me around the bend. Just 'cause it sounds like the right word don't mean it is.

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 9 Sep 2010 8:58 PM
 25 May 2009
Blissful1
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I am also not a fan of the term 'uber' being used unless you are below the age of 12.

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 9 Sep 2010 9:11 PM
 20 May 2009
greenbear
Rookie
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I'll add one more: fustrated instead of frustrated. Drives me crazy!

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 9 Sep 2010 9:20 PM
 28 Jun 2008
pink_confetti
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could of
should of
would of

It's actually could have, should have, would have. Drives me nuts!!!

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 9 Sep 2010 9:24 PM
 12 Jan 2008
 Edmonton, AB
LittleJ
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Expresso / espresso
Definately / definitely
Boughten / bought - this one makes me crazy

The misuse of less/fewer also bothers me.

And DH insists on using "agreeance" instead of "agreement".

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
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