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Janieb
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Slither

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Aaaaaargh! I keep reading this regarding small slices of land, the word is SLIVER. Slither is what snakes do. :|
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Guilty as charged. :oops:

I'm probably a replete offender two, but I'll try to bare it mind though. :D

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MacadamB53 wrote:Guilty as charged. :oops:

I'm probably a replete offender two, but I'll try to bare it mind though. :D

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Im guilty , but i blame Mac.

if that excuse dosent quite cut it can i then go with spell check. :D
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Hi Janieb,

Here's another nougat for you I've just seen on another thread:

destroying one's piece of mind

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I'm a dreadful pedant. I'm as guilty of finger trouble as anyone else, but the same things keep cropping up which I'm learning to accept. Brought instead of bought, there and their, should of instead of should have, to and too, and a real bug of mine loose instead of lose.

There are others but these are the ones that stand out.
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Hi Janieb,

You need to tone down the pendant in you ;)

I've never understood 'brought' instead of 'bought'. I've even known folk that say it.

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Im the worst and i know i am

A few more that people often confuse

It's and Its.
To and Too.
Who and Whom.
who's and whose
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Post by Brainsey »

Don't start on mispronounced worms:

labratory

burgalry

nucular

secatree


are just four that appear again and again, even spoken by BBC news reporters.
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Re: Slither

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Febry
Persific
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Hi Brainsey,

mispronunciation:
lyebri (library)
factri (factory)
Febuary (February)
suprise (surprise)

misspelling
cresent (crescent)
seperate (separate)

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PS one I always get wrong often is choosing the right word to describe paper, pens, etc. - stationery and stationary
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That's easy Mac - a car is stationary
paper is stationery

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Or E for envelope?
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My pet hate...commonest....

No such word...

Most common.

So my English teacher used to say...was he right ?
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PS. Did you hear...the stationery shop has moved.
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juliet wrote:Or E for envelope?
Thanks juliet,

That's perfect.

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