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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:10 pm 
Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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Do you have spellings that you always seem to have difficulty with, I always get necessary wrong and I always have to spell out in my head "because", more of a habit than anything else, and I always want to put an e on the end of tomato not to mention always writing seam when I mean seem. So what's your bugbear as far as spelling is concerned?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:13 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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If I turned my spell checker off the site would explode.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:25 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:40 pm 
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can't spell diarhoea (??) ... but biggest annoyance is the autocorrection in Word or Outlook for words that I do not want corrected. :evil:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:03 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
can't spell diarhoea (??) ... but biggest annoyance is the autocorrection in Word or Outlook for words that I do not want corrected. :evil:


Yup, especially if it defaults to American rather than UK English. Spellcheckers are pants when it comes to dealing with technical/scientific lingo too - I lost track of how much stuff in my doctoral thesis got underlined in red by MS Word!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:24 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Always fouund it comical when folk insert a similar sounding word to one they intended to use (malapropism), me oppo's mother was often going down the chemist for a repeat prediction.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:09 pm 
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konatime wrote:
Always fouund it comical when folk insert a similar sounding word to one they intended to use (malapropism), me oppo's mother was often going down the chemist for a repeat prediction.

Hey, I resemble that remark.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:19 pm 
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konatime wrote:
Always fouund it comical when folk insert a similar sounding word to one they intended to use (malapropism), me oppo's mother was often going down the chemist for a repeat prediction.


If you appreciate the value of a good malapropism, I heartily recommend giving Count Arthur Strong a listen next time one of his shows is on Radio 4. :)

David


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:57 pm 
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I never make spelling mistakes. Only loosers spell there words rong.


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