Wednesday, February 24, 2016

grammar (not grammer) (spell check probably won't help you here...)

1.  there, their, they're
2.  discreet  discrete
3.  definitely, definately
4. your, you're
5. hear, here, heir, hair, hare, herr
6. bear (woodland creature), bare, bear(to carry). bier, (to bear the bear on a bier) beer
7. rogue, rouge
8. tongue, tounge
9. capital, capitol
10. baited hook, bated breath
11. wether, weather, whether
12. proposition, preposition
13. principle, principal



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17 comments:

  1. I used to think I was an fair speller until spellcheck proved me wrong!

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  2. trouble is, you can't always rely on spellcheck, since it only tells you the spelling is right, but not the context. I dont trust it, frankly.
    principle and principal sound alike and I always have to look them up to make sure Im writing about the right thing.
    capitol and capital throw me every time. Ask spellcheck and it says yep, it's spelled right. =)

    But the ones that makes me howl are rouge for rogue, and tounge for tongue...argh argh...

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  3. Definitely is a new one on me!

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  4. Spell check changed what I wrote! I said definately!

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    1. ahh I see what you mean, Liz: I never use the Blogger spellcheck (if that's the one you're talking about), since it does just that, and if it dislikes your choice of words, it substitutes...

      I see "definately" a lot (oh, I left out "alot" in my list..." on other sites. One of those progressive spellings, where it must be okay because 'everyone' uses it...

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  5. I always stumble on the capital/capitol. Never heard of tounge...going to go look it up now.

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    1. I used to think it was dyslexia at work, now I think it's just--well, never mind--same thing with rogue/rouge. As someone said not long ago, "who cares?" sigh.

      I have to look up capitol, principal, and sometimes stationary...scissors Im pretty sure of most days...

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  6. I confess I die, just a little, whenever I see someone use "definately". It's not even a word! AUGH!!! Thanks for the list - if nothing else, you got my blood pumping, this morning. LOL!

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    1. Kimberly, feel free to throw in your own word peeves here too. There's a LOT of them floating around.

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  7. Ha! I love how you give your posts a fresh twist. :)

    http://otherworlddiner.blogspot.com/2016/02/tips-to-turn-stories-in-your-head-into_24.html

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  8. Mia, thanks. I like to have fun here, even with the cranky stuff.

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  9. Ah, my hobbyhorse just arrived. One moment while I mount. Right. Restaurateur has no n. Please don't insert one. And columnist has an n which is pronounced. So culprits could take the n from the first, insert it into the second, then I can stable my hobbyhorse again.

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  10. Nicely done, Liz. I see we are dangling over the snake filled pit of double consonants--chimney has that beknighted 'mn" that no one seems to be willing to wrestle with;

    film, elm, and such related words do the same thing with 'lm" and the words become 'fillum' and 'ellum'.

    Move over, madam, I'll share the hobby horse with you.

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  11. Those are some of my pet peeves. English - how I miss you when I am online and looking at emjois.

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  12. I had to look up emjois, lol. Those are the same thing Yahoo has been using for as long as I can remember, only they call 'em emoticons...a way of expressing absolutely nothing but it does fill in that awkward airspace.

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  13. great grammar check! I got curious about this pair: definitely, definately

    ~Lori~

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  14. yeah, that one always makes me whimper when I see it.

    Oh, and the reason you can't post here without a blogger account is because you can't. =) A short while back google in it's infinite wisdom decided you can only post here IF you have a google account.
    I think they were trying to force people to get a google account, and from what I can see all it's doing is cutting back the number of posters who don't WANT a google account. sigh.

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