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Dolphan7
09-10-2008, 02:36 AM
I just thought I would provide some common spelling mistakes I notice from time to time, and some common misuse of words. This isn't an English lesson, but I thought it would be helpful. I am sure I missed some, and would be glad to post them if anyone wants to share.

Hear - As in listening. Can you hear me now?

Here - As in location. Are you here in the building?


Where - Where are you?
Wear - As in clothing or to adorn oneself with.
Were - Were you coming to dinner?

We’re - Contraction for - "We are" so glad you could make it.



Effect - See

Affect - Below


There - Location. Direction. There is a long line at the bank.

Their - Showing plural possession. Their deeds were hidden from sight.
They're - Contraction for - "They are" the new neighbors.


To - To go where no man has gone before.

Two - The number 2.

Too - Excess - as in Also. Can be used interchangeably. I can do that too (also)!


Know - As in knowledge present tense. I know what you are saying.

No - As an answer to a question. A command. No I don't understand.


Knew - As in kowledge past tense. He knew him well before he died.

New - As in recent, just made, fresh. This car is brand new.


Through - As in completing a process, or passing through something. He went through a tough time.

Threw - To throw a ball.

Thru - This is not a word. It is slang.

Then - referring to a point in time. Back then things were different.
Than - To be used as a comparison. I like peas rather than carrots.

You're - Contraction for "you are" as in you're a nice guy.
Your - Showing possession of. Please restrain your dog.

Effect or Affect?
Affect and effect are two words that are commonly confused.
"Affect" is usually a verb meaning "to influence".


The drug did not affect the disease.

"Effect" is usually a noun meaning "result".


The drug has many adverse side effects.

"Effect" can also be used as a verb meaning "to bring about".


The present government effected many positive changes.

poornate
09-10-2008, 07:11 AM
gaffe- A mistake or error

MoFinz
09-10-2008, 08:27 AM
Doe= A deer a female deer

Tetragrammaton
09-10-2008, 09:32 AM
Barack - a man running for President.

phinfan3411
09-10-2008, 12:19 PM
Rich er Greg Camarillo = Non starting Miami Dolphin WR.





Did I spell that right?

phinfan3411
09-10-2008, 12:22 PM
MD= Barack Obama's cousin

WISfinfan13
09-10-2008, 12:39 PM
Barack Obama-Distant Relative of Osama Bin Laden.

poornate
09-10-2008, 12:42 PM
WISfinfan13- not part of the solution

WISfinfan13
09-10-2008, 12:45 PM
WISfinfan13- not part of the solution


poornate- cant take a joke.

poornate- snappy dem??

poornate
09-10-2008, 12:48 PM
... I'm more of a snappy dresser...

Dolphan7
09-10-2008, 12:53 PM
You guys are too funny!

:3amigos:

The_Dark_Knight
09-10-2008, 01:13 PM
Doe= A deer a female deer
Ray=A pocket full of sun

MoFinz
09-10-2008, 01:58 PM
Thanks TDK...i'm glad someone remembers

Tetragrammaton
09-10-2008, 02:03 PM
That isn't necessarily true, DK.

Ray - biopic of Ray Charles starring Jamie Foxx.

BlueFin
09-10-2008, 02:16 PM
It puts the lotion in the basket.

Dolphan7
09-10-2008, 02:22 PM
Crap! I can't get that Julie Andrews song out of my head!

The_Dark_Knight
09-11-2008, 06:56 AM
Thanks TDK...i'm glad someone remembers
Mi=a name...I call myself

The_Dark_Knight
09-11-2008, 07:00 AM
It puts the lotion in the basket.
It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again

The_Dark_Knight
09-11-2008, 07:02 AM
That isn't necessarily true, DK.

Ray - biopic of Ray Charles starring Jamie Foxx.
OR...

Ray=A gun used by Marvin the Martian to retrieve the Illudium 32 Explosive Space Modulator

poornate
09-11-2008, 07:17 AM
It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again

...put the dog in the fuc... well you all know the next line....

Dolphan7
09-11-2008, 12:53 PM
:threadjacked:

Dolphan7
09-11-2008, 01:05 PM
For the Linguists in the crowd, I have added more content to the original thread. I bolded all the new changes. Enjoy!

The_Dark_Knight
09-11-2008, 02:10 PM
:threadjacked:

IT'S MO'S FAULT!!! HE STARTED IT!!! :sidelol:

ih8brady
09-11-2008, 02:30 PM
You're = You are
Your = what belongs to you

FinFatale
09-11-2008, 02:44 PM
which witch is which????

FinFatale
09-11-2008, 02:51 PM
Where has everyone gone and what did they wear? I am not sure what they wore but they went to buy ware.Do you think they were went to get ware for the war???

English is a difficult language to learn for this very reason.............words sound the same, mean differently......gosh.....

poornate
09-11-2008, 03:00 PM
After I shaved Teddy, I decided I couldn't bear a bare bear.

MoFinz
09-11-2008, 03:05 PM
How much WOOD WOULD a WOODchuck Chuck if a WOODchuck WOULD chuck WOOD ?

Oh no...i've gone crosseyed

MoFinz
09-11-2008, 03:06 PM
IT'S MO'S FAULT!!! HE STARTED IT!!! :sidelol:

Curse you caped crusader....i'll be back...you'll see:foundout:

Dolphan7
09-11-2008, 04:23 PM
You're = You are
Your = what belongs to youGood one. I added to the first post. Thanks!

Dolphan7
09-11-2008, 04:28 PM
I remember this episode of I love Lucy. The real funny stuff starts at the 3 minute mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBXl0vPzFSA

Phinnhedd
10-14-2008, 11:23 AM
ho = Slang for whore.
hoe = garden tool. Jay give me that hoe, I'm going to loosen the soil.

lose = opposite of win. If I don't take my money out of the stock market, I'm going to lose money.
loose= opposite of tight. The nut was so loose I could take it off with my fingers.

who's = who is. Who's the guy that just walked into the room?
whose = possessive form of who. Whose shoes are these?

conscious = lucid of activity, aware. I'm conscious of your efforts, and I appreciate them.
conscience = knowing right from wrong. Don't let your conscience get the best of you.

syborg
03-09-2009, 06:35 PM
I stumbled across this thread and as im English had to restrain myself concerning what I would class 'correct English' and 'American English'. .;)

poornate
03-09-2009, 07:03 PM
I stumbled across this thread and as im English had to restrain myself concerning what I would class 'correct English' and 'American English'. .;)

Keep your "zed" to yourself...

syborg
03-09-2009, 07:19 PM
Keep your "zed" to yourself...

lol. . that is e Zee :chuckle:

poornate
03-09-2009, 07:28 PM
:lol:

Dolphan7
03-09-2009, 08:18 PM
The harbour lights are stunning, the colours are marvelous.

poornate
03-09-2009, 08:31 PM
We should walk past them on the way to the theatre...

syborg
03-10-2009, 05:48 AM
^^^^^

Well done. .

You are now honourary Englishmen..

it is now your duty to make the whole world England. . lol

But we will keep the American Football and scrap soccer. . is that ok with everyone. .?. .:)

poornate
03-10-2009, 07:06 AM
I'm excited... even though you don't care... because my good friend Alex is coming from England for a "holiday" in the first week of April... yay us!

syborg
03-10-2009, 08:31 AM
I'm excited... even though you don't care... because my good friend Alex is coming from England for a "holiday" in the first week of April... yay us!


That is cool. .form where in the UK does Alex hail from?

poornate
03-10-2009, 11:13 PM
Well... Her family is in Brighton, but she lives right outside London... i cannot for the life of me think of the name of the place, though...

PhinPhan1227
03-12-2009, 02:30 PM
^^^^^

Well done. .

You are now honourary Englishmen..

it is now your duty to make the whole world England. . lol

But we will keep the American Football and scrap soccer. . is that ok with everyone. .?. .:)

Lift, torch, tele, bangers and mash, wanker, heck, catch a Dr Who marathon on BBC or SciFi and you will pretty much absorb all the best slang. At least, most of the London slang.

I will admit a soft spot for welsh accents. Something just damned sexy about a hot "ginger" with a Welsh accent.

ih8brady
03-12-2009, 04:40 PM
It is important to note the difference between its and it's but I honestly get them confused sometimes.

PhinPhan1227
03-14-2009, 05:09 AM
It is important to note the difference between its and it's but I honestly get them confused sometimes.

I'm sure that I have forgotten to put the comma in at times...but really, if you can't say "it is", than you shouldn't use "it's".

poornate
04-17-2009, 08:28 PM
I hate it when people refer to my posts as floccinaucinihilipilification and then misspell it...

ih8brady
06-12-2009, 01:00 PM
I'm sure that I have forgotten to put the comma in at times...but really, if you can't say "it is", than you shouldn't use "it's".


Well, it is an apostrophe not a comma. :d-day:

poornate
09-15-2009, 01:22 AM
...I hate when people use the words "Democrat" and "Left" like they are interchangable...

poornate
11-22-2009, 11:37 AM
Since the Republican talking point of the week has been hypocrisy, I thought it important to point out that when you repeatedly accuse me of trafficing in such, you must place an "e" at the end of the word to call me a hypocrite...

NOT hypocrit... "E"..."hypocrite"...

jared81
11-22-2009, 11:42 AM
Since the Republican talking point of the week has been hypocrisy, I thought it important to point out that when you repeatedly accuse me of trafficing in such, you must place an "e" at the end of the word to call me a hypocrite...

NOT hypocrit... "E"..."hypocrite"...


ok......so nate is a hypocrite, not a hypocrit. i got it! thanks:up:

poornate
11-22-2009, 01:08 PM
...you are most welcome... if I am going to be labeled, I want it to be grammatically correct...

CashInFist
01-27-2010, 09:28 PM
Eeeeeeeeeeeeee Eeeeeekwhaaaaalllls EmmmmmmSeeeaa Skwaaaaaireddd

LANGER72
05-31-2010, 11:28 PM
The ever popular Prolly = Probably ....
Is this word a part of the new 21 century vernacular?

Locke
06-01-2010, 12:03 AM
The ever popular Prolly = Probably ....
Is this word a part of the new 21 century vernacular?

It's shortened to that in text message, and it carried over onto the internet. Which makes no sense to me. In text messages, you have limited characters, and it takes longer to type, so it makes sense. On a PC, its a few extra key strokes, taking less than a second. Why not just make yourself look smart and type the whole word? It might just be the English Nazi in me...

1 dol fan
08-20-2010, 02:37 AM
Sparano = Best Dolphins coach since Shula

Soprano = Hit show on HBO.

CANDolphan
08-07-2012, 09:22 PM
Who - When you're discussing the object of the sentence
Whom - When you're discussing the subject