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The one word which misspelled will make me go on a killing spree.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kang, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Kang

    Kang Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    Okay, i have read fics for a looong time and the one pet peeve that i have to get off my chest is : why do people spell 'definitely' as 'defiantly'???!?!?!!?
    I mean goddamn, they are two completely different words! Does anyone hate this or see this or am i just mindfucked?!
     
  2. Myst

    Myst Headmaster

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    Eh... typically the most common misspelling for definitely is definitily or definatly.

    I've never seen people confuse it with defiantly.
     
  3. Rehio

    Rehio Alchemist DLP Supporter

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    The misspelling that pisses me off? 'Loose' instead of 'lose'.
     
  4. Banner

    Banner Dark Lady

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    My favorite is "solider" for "soldier."

    And of course all the truly Amazing things one can do with Latin incantations...
     
  5. Tehan

    Tehan Avatar of Khorne DLP Supporter

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    Spell-check, probably. Definatly comes up with defiantly and definably on my firefox plug-in spellcheck. Most of the time when someone uses a word that is close spelling-wise but way off on meaning, it means they wielded the spellcheck with insufficient skill to properly contain it's power.
     
  6. Aekiel

    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Defiantly instead of definitely is annoying, but it still pales in comparison to fucking up character names. Worst misspelling (below names) in my opinion is there/their/they're, it makes me angry every time I see it. I know the differences between them, I've known ever since I learnt them way back in school.

    Why don't others know this? Is my memory that much better/more pedantic than others' - which I know isn't true; I can walk ten feet to the kitchen and forget what I went for - that only I and a select percentage of the English speaking world is able to remember them? Bah, it just confuses me that people can keep making the mistake once they've been corrected. Hell, even MS Word's spellcheck brings up a grammar error if you use it in the wrong way.

    Aekiel
     
  7. malaga

    malaga Auror

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    My big one is "Weary" vs. "Wary"

    As well as spelling characters names wrong. Honestly, I've seen whole stories starring "Darco" or "Hermoine", and lets not go into the "MacGonagle" or "Lucious".

    Lucius is not Lucious.

    That is all.
     
  8. The Doctor

    The Doctor Unspeakable

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    Me? "Prophesy" instead of "prophecy".
     
  9. Cell

    Cell Gunner of The Black Poison DLP Supporter

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    When I see defiantly when it should've been definitely, I just don't bother and close the tab.

    For me is "your" instead of "you're" and "quite" instead of "quiet" and the other way around.
     
  10. Perspicacity

    Perspicacity High Score: 3,994 Prestige DLP Supporter

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    My pet peeves:

    Temperment vs. temperament.
    Loose vs. lose.
    Who's vs. whose.
    They're vs. their.

    I do approve of people calling Ginny "red-hared," though. Who needs pygmy puffs?
     
  11. Kenshkrix

    Kenshkrix DA Member DLP Supporter

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    I personally hate it every time anybody makes any grammar mistake, nothing specific that I dislike other than every single time it happens, ever.
     
  12. Xiph0

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    Through vs. Threw

    Bear vs. Bare

    ~_~
     
  13. Andro

    Andro Master of Death DLP Supporter

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    Cheeses of the World as opposed to Warriors of the World

    Nah, just kidding. Nothing kills a Harry/Fleur like Fleur being spelled Fluer.
     
  14. MrINBN

    MrINBN Unspeakable

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    Completely unrelated to Harry Potter, but...

    Rouge vs rogue. It's one fucking letter. One is a color. The other stabs you in the kidney. GET IT STRAIGHT!
     
  15. Iztiak

    Iztiak Heir

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    "Loose" instead of "lose" infuriates me.

    Actually, any of the ones mentioned above irritate me.
     
  16. Nobody

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    That right there tells me you play WoW if I didn't already know. I played one. Dunno about you. But that got so incredibly annoying that I left groups if anyone called me a rouge instead of a rogue. And everybody did.

    As for my annoyances? Second "definately" or "defiantly". Also people who type "kk" instead of "k". And people who will text just one letter, or one word. It's not worth my time to open up my phone and read one fucking unnecessary word.
     
  17. Chilli

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    I've been coming across "shoe-in" in place of "shoo-in" very often lately. Also "per say" instead of "per se". Overall, I'd say I get annoyed the most when people use a completely different word that just happens to sound similar to what they want. Oh, wait, there's another one that I absolutely despise: using "he and I" when they should use "him and me".
     
  18. Murton

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    When typing, I will spell 'just' 'jsut' nine times out of ten.
     
  19. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    And yet another pet-peave thread is born. I swear we should have a sub-forum just for these things.
     
  20. PlacatedTurtle

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    The only thing that annoys me enough to close the fic immediately is authors writing "could care less" instead of "couldn't care less".
    It doesn't take a genius to work out that could care less implies there are things that you care less about and therefore the statement the author is trying to get across goes from "Harry doesn't give a shit about this particular thing." to "I'm a gigantic retard."