My favorite typos/misspellings/wrong words

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    My favorite typos/misspellings/wrong words

    In some recent posts, I noticed the following:

    "right to bare arms" - this is not the constitutional right to own and carry weapons, but rather the right to walk around with exposed upper limbs.

    "consealed weapon" - this is not a handgun carried beneath one's clothing, but instead is a gun that has been blister wrapped in plastic making it extremely difficult to deploy, yet almost impervious to rain and sweat. Alternatively, it's a concrete sealant company (Conseal - Concrete Sealants) and their top secret tool for sealing concrete.

    If you've come across a humorous typo or misspelling, please share it (no names!); and try to come up with a funny explanation of the word.
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    "irregardless", because "regardless" just doesn't have...enough letters.
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    "The use of deadly farce" = gun control
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaDawg View Post
    "The use of deadly farce" = gun control
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    "irregardless", because "regardless" just doesn't have...enough letters.
    That and "Between you and I" are the two biggest groaners used by sportscasters.
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    "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." - Ephesians 2:8-9

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    Deadly farce, it sounds Irish to me. "Well Laddie, it appearrrs ya' used jus' a wee bit too much deadly farce 'ere now din' ya'?".
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    If you ever see me on Death Row it's for killing some moron for saying "should of". Do people know what "of" means? I get a little closer to nihilism every time I see that in print. Oh, I mean nialism.

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    Correct: definitely

    Incorrect: defiantly, definately, etc.

    Common mix-ups: your/you're, there/they're/their

    Correct: must have

    Incorrect: must of
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    irregardless: Not without regard. "Irrespective" combined with the popularity of "Regardless" ... no matter how you slice it, the best of both worlds.

    pedentec: Regarding the correcting of it -- When being pedantic just ain't good enough.

    they're / their / their's / there: Where there's an Us, their's a Them, and for sure there seein' greener grass over they're.

    aint / arent / isnt / cant / wouldnt: Contraction redaction.

    too / to / two: When three is too much and two is too confusing to remember.

    deers: One deer, two deer, three deer ... Oh, dear! those grammar school "rule" exceptions are rough.

    tye-die: Myself, I could've just died the first time my tie-dye came out ugly. After a few dozen of them, they still came out ugly. Twenty years later, I realized they're mostly all ugly. Didn't feel so bad, after that.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
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    Quote Originally Posted by paaiyan View Post
    Correct: definitely

    Incorrect: defiantly, definately, etc.

    Common mix-ups: your/you're, there/they're/their


    Correct: must have

    Incorrect: must of
    Add to those the constant mis-use of "loose" for "lose", and the classic "To each their own".

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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".
    To each their own... should be? to each there own? nah. To each they're own? hardly.

    "To each they are own" would be the latter without the contraction... "to each their own" is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    To each their own... should be? to each there own? nah. To each they're own? hardly.

    "To each they are own" would be the latter without the contraction... "to each their own" is correct.
    Nope. "To each "his" own. Trust me.
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    I am surprised at how many people spell "ridiculous" wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    To each their own... should be? to each there own? nah. To each they're own? hardly.

    "To each they are own" would be the latter without the contraction... "to each their own" is correct.
    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.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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