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Common spelling mishaps.

Post by UnholyAvenger » Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:12 am

I've noticed that certain spelling mistakes are universal, and I can understand some of them, but there are a few that I don't get, such as "rediculus". Where in the hell does that "e" come from? Do these people say "red-iculus"? Let's have some thoughts on the matter.
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Post by Gorth » Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:52 am

There does seem to be some misspellings, that are more popular than others. From one of the tabletop wargames I used to play, Rogue Trader usually ends up becoming a makeup peddler and Dark Angels ends up becoming dimly lit corners (Rouge Trader & Dark Angles).

Perhaps the human brain is just predisposed towards certain mistakes ?
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Post by UnholyAvenger » Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:08 am

Rouge, yes that's a common one as well. I understand that one, that's like dyslexia.
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Post by Noober » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:02 am

I'm pretty comfortable writing in english. I don't think i make that many spelling errors (if any), but sometimes grammar becomes an issue. Not that i think it's impossible, but i need to go over some things for a while before i write them down.

The first "i" in ridiculous can sound a bit slurred, when talking fast. Maybe that's why some people spell it with an "e".

In some countries people focus too much about the correct pronunciation, leaving the spelling wanting. I know for a fact, that in general, faroese people are better thatn danes at spelling danish. This is because of the term "street danish" or "gadedansk" or "gøtudanskt". Faroese people overpronunciate every word in danish, emphasizing every letter to the extreme. It sounds stupid as hell when we speak it, but in speaking danish the way it's spelled in stead of how it's pronounced, faroese people know how danish is written.

I don't know if it's wholly relevant, but i think it's interesting.
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Post by D. Sauzi » Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:26 pm

Gorth wrote:Perhaps the human brain is just predisposed towards certain mistakes ?
Just did a course on the matter, about language acquisition and such, which includes theories about spelling errors, one of the conclusions is that people tend to make existing words with errors than altogether new words, hence rouge (make-up) instead of rogeu, or angles instead of agnels.
Though this mostly accounts for pronounced language, i suppose it has its effect on typed messages too. Though a lot of errors are simply pushing one button too early or too late, i think we tend to notice the cases in which we spell nonwords more often (and correct them) than that we detect those errors that became different, existing words.
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Post by AngryKidJoe » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:51 pm

Alot and a lot.
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Post by Fluffy17 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:59 am

rogue and rouge are fairly common here
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Post by Barren » Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:47 am

"Rediculous" may be due to the fact that the e can sometimes be pronounced i in english (like in "redemption").
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Post by Dodger » Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:53 am

this shit is rediculous lol
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Post by Jan » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:08 am

Some people spell like they speak and they don't speak very well or with a local accent. Language is corrupted by poor education. Even proverbs can be completely misinterpreted without guidance.

A story about a man and a bear. The bear spot a bee on the mans cheek and try to whisk it away with its paw. The bee dies, but so does the man. The bear was only trying to be helpful, of course. Not just a big service, but a BEAR service (Bjørnetjeneste). It wasn't really a service, but a disservice.

Some young people, with poor education, doesn't know the story, but they know that bears are fluffy and cute and if someone do you a favor the size of a bear it must be fluffy and cute too and then everything is fluffy and cute...

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Post by UnholyAvenger » Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:22 pm

Alot is more like a preference, even though it is wrong and a mistake.
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Post by D. Sauzi » Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:53 pm

found another cute one:

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