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My favorite typos/misspellings/wrong words

This is a discussion on My favorite typos/misspellings/wrong words within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by wmhawth Add to those the constant mis-use of "loose" for "lose", and the classic "To each their own". Yeah, "to each their ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    Add to those the constant mis-use of "loose" for "lose", and the classic "To each their own".
    Yeah, "to each their own" is right. As in "To each their own preference" is what that means.
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    Then there are those who seem to be in love with muzzle "breaks" instead of brakes...

    And here's a classic, "for all intensive purposes" instead of intents and purposes.

    On the "to each his own" front, his own is correct since "each" is a singular noun. We stumble a lot over collective nouns. A common error is using a plural verb form after the word "none", which is a contraction of "not one" and thus is singular. So "none of them are working" is incorrect, and should be "none of them is working."

    News writers these days seem to be among the worst offenders... I guess no one can afford editors any more. Or well-written reporters, for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    If intended to be a pronoun referencing the individuals, then technically it's: to each his (her) own.

    Grammar's a wonderment, for sure and for certain. Gotta love Englisch, in that regard.
    Oh, gotcha. But it's a saying, not something spelled wrong. To me that's like criticizing people in Georgia for pronouncing "La Fayette" La FAY ette or people in Kentucky for pronouncing "Versailles" Ver SALES. It's more of an idiom than wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenGoodLuck View Post
    Sounds like an old movie where the cop is telling the young kid "I'm gonna be chargin' ya with the use of deadly farce!" Also, could be any classic Monty Python sketch.
    An image of Blazing Saddles just floated by.

    "I'm a gonna be chargin' ya with some farce, now, Bob ... Put that thang away, before ya hurt somebody!"
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    Do instead of due,

    Mute instead of moot,





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    Perhaps we need a sticky link to Strunk and White??
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    That literally made me LOL (which, by the way, is curious on its own... is there a way to laugh that isn't out loud? Cause then it's really more of a chuckle, right?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy View Post
    Perhaps we need a sticky link to Strunk and White??
    Nah. But to punctuate the dreariness, there's always Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

    Grammar Nazis unite!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I guess no one can afford editors any more. Or well-written reporters, for that matter.
    I hear ya. News just ain't what it was, anymore.

    O!, the L.A. Times and New York Times up to the 1960's or so ... Once upon a time, they were truly a joy to read. Anymore, all too frequently many of these commonly-made errors of grammar and punctuation can be found in any given edition/issue. Ah, well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    I am surprised at how many people spell "ridiculous" wrong.
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    Everyone knows Spell Checker is perfect. When it first appeared as part of Windows WP software I, as a proud Southerner, ran the word "y'all". It sailed right through unnoticed & unscathed. I commented to my colleagues that we apparently had the "Whenders" version. As in, "boy, shut them whenders 'afore ya' freeze us all ta' death!". My Grandma's house had whenders.
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    Just Saying - You've already said it why say it again.
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    "I'll be honest with you...", like you HAVEN'T been honest up until now?
    There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.

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    Like: When used to introduce what someone has said, as in ... "He was like 'I can't believe it!' you know, like really!

    Sort of munged, contemporary 'Valley' speech. But it's like, what can ya do?
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    Totally! Like totally.
    There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.

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