mispronunciations & misspellings?
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#31
Grave-digging to add because somehow no one mentioned this: alot. :| That drives me crazy.

I agree with pretty much everything in here, although I actually think that "people" is okay in animal-based roleplay (unlike man, men, woman, etc) because a lot of concepts of animal society have used "people" to refer to all sentient life-forms, and I like that usage. It's preference, I think.

Aaaaand someone in this thread used one of mine! (Sorry to call you out, I don't mean to be rude.)

Attila Aston Wrote:My own piss off thing is people who emit umlauts and think you can just put a regular o, u, a in >.<

The word you meant was "omit" which means to leave something out, whereas "emit" means to produce or discharge. (:

One more, on the note of "boarders" (people actually do that?!) - bored/board. When people write, "hay im board!" I just want to reply, "Then go read a book and learn to write in English!" Sigh. I guess this is why my best friend gave me a badge for Tumblr that says, "Grammar Police: to Correct and Serve"

... That reminds me, merging words like alot: "bestfriend" or "allright" are my least favourites. :|
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I don't disagree with the way Americans spell words differently, (to be specific, Colour, or Color).
But I have chrome, which has a built in spell check that doesn't like me being English -_-
I hate those squiggly lines under a incorrectly spelt word, and if I see one in a post I have to check it all the time, and most of the time it's perfectly fine, just Chrome being silly with me.

Writing this now, I notice that Chrome doesn't understand the word 'Spelt' either! It's a word! The past tense of spell ok? Damn it Chrome, you drive me round the bend sometimes.
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"Spelt" is formerly incorrect, actually. The past tense of "spell" is "spelled." :> Similarly "smelt" is an incorrect past tense of "smell." It should be "smelled" because "smelt" is what you do with metals. And it is also a fish. But the frequency both words are used incorrectly is great enough that both have more or less been accepted as "correct." Use a thing long enough and anything becomes correct. ^^;

But I believe there are additional dictionaries and stuff you can import into your browser so they spellcheck for locality. Or you can just add words in yourself every time they underline it. I've shifted to preferring British spellings for a lot of things myself, though 'colour' still puts me off for some reason. I'll write 'neighbour' though! And I've always preferred 'theatre.'

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I'm glad that They used UK English when naming Aluminium in the Periodic Table. Suffer I can deal with... But not aluminun XD that used to send my old science teacher into wild, mildly racist , patriotic rants XD
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Spelt is actually a correct way of denoting the past tense of spell in most countries outside of the US: Lookie here

Same with learnt, earnt and dreamt. Though earnt is more often spoken than written.
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Interesting! :O ...."Earnt" kind of hurts my head. XD;;;

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I'm still fuming over 'boarders'. :|
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Something that is more grammatical than a misspelling...

When writing dialogue, you are supposed to start a new paragraph when a new character speaks. A lot of people in roleplay don't do that, I've noticed, and it just kind of bothers me. xD The other dialogue errors involving punctuation and whatnot go without saying, of course.
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Vesper Wrote:Something that is more grammatical than a misspelling...

When writing dialogue, you are supposed to start a new paragraph when a new character speaks. A lot of people in roleplay don't do that, I've noticed, and it just kind of bothers me. xD The other dialogue errors involving punctuation and whatnot go without saying, of course.

Always seems too much hassle, and too spread it for my liking XD
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I can't say that I care for "earnt" but, of all things, I don't care for "hard" sounds when I can use a soft one - my least favourite letter is Z, if that tells you anything. Then, I'm from Vermont, and our accent (which I didn't think that we had?) is such that, at least in the area from which I originate, our words sound softer. We use a glottal t and are a bit lighter on our enunciation. As a result, flatlanders (that is to say, those not from the northeastern corner of the US) apparently hear "Vermont" as "vehr-mahn" and mountain (as in, the Green Mountain State) as "mou-in"... excuse me for not saying "mown-TAIN"? (;

Whoa, tangent. At any rate, I run into the same issue with Chrome - it highlighted "favourite" >_< I'll post the British/European English dictionary if I find one.

My sister-in-law says "alunimun" or something similar - drives me batty. I say "aluminium" and people think that I'm "wrong"... ahem. Using primarily European English in the United States and having US-Americans jump down your throat... #firstworldproblems

I definitely let my dialogue be in the middle of my paragraphs, because if I started a new paragraph every time a character spoke, I'd have a long post of 1-2 lines, and I do that for effect too often as it is. (;
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I have a couple of spoken peeves that have really been bothering me lately;

Pacific instead of specific... What is so hard about that 's' at the beginning of the word? I mean, without that s you don't know if someone is specifying something, or talking about the damn ocean. USE YOUR S'. The letter s is your friend!

And Hypo instead of hyper. There is a massive difference! Hypo means low, or too little of, while hyper means high, or too much of. The reason we call excessively active children (and adults) hyper-active is because they are exhibiting too much activity, they have too much energy. Whereas hypo-active would be a sloth... One of my friends uses hypo a lot when she actually means hyper and it makes me want to take her face and slam it against something hard and spiky. Though I think it's become a sort of slang word, or a colloquialism, because I've started to hear it all over the place.

There are more, but these are the two that really piss me off.
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I'm like this when people write "I could care less." That means you care - it's "I couldn't care less" if you don't. That one REALLY bugs me, but it seems to be a US thing and I'm UK so I might just have to get over it xD
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While we're on grammar...

Bemused does not mean the same as amused. I see so many people use "bemused" thinking it's interchangeable.

Bemused means:
Quote:1. bewildered or confused.
2. lost in thought; preoccupied.


also "boarders" still annoys the crap out of me
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Quote:I'm like this when people write "I could care less." That means you care - it's "I couldn't care less" if you don't.
@Rat - I think in the US people always use that sarcastically, just like saying "fat chance" and "slim chance" (which both mean a low probability even though they should be opposites). <3

--> Ooh, there's one that's been annoying me lately! Usually I gloss over little mistakes because nobody's perfect (especially not me!), but this has been plastered all over 'Souls and it's actually getting on my nerves, haha.

SHEPARD vs SHEPHERD

SHEPARD is a proper name, like Commander Shepard of Mass Effect, or the Shepard rank of Sangi'lak. (Or spelled like the actor, Mark Sheppard!)

SHEPHERD is one who tends sheep, including breeds of dog.

If I read one more profile that says "german shepard dog" I think I might cry. ;___; It's a herding dog; just remember it should have the word "herd" in it! also boarders. :I
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Shepherd vs Shepard. YES YES YES.

And also I hear people saying the 'could care less' thing not sarcastically and it drives me wild! (And I'm from the US, too xD) Sarcastically would be fine, but when it's not, ugh.
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Quote:I'm like this when people write "I could care less." That means you care - it's "I couldn't care less" if you don't.
@Rat - I think in the US people always use that sarcastically, just like saying "fat chance" and "slim chance" (which both mean a low probability even though they should be opposites). <3

--> Ooh, there's one that's been annoying me lately! Usually I gloss over little mistakes because nobody's perfect (especially not me!), but this has been plastered all over 'Souls and it's actually getting on my nerves, haha.

SHEPARD vs SHEPHERD

SHEPARD is a proper name, like Commander Shepard of Mass Effect, or the Shepard rank of Sangi'lak. (Or spelled like the actor, Mark Sheppard!)

SHEPHERD is one who tends sheep, including breeds of dog.

If I read one more profile that says "german shepard dog" I think I might cry. ;___; It's a herding dog; just remember it should have the word "herd" in it! also boarders. :I

Dieter's account is full of this, when I say damn autocorrect I'm not even joking... I need to get around to fixing it.
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Yes these. :I

Mine is a pronunciation thing but it's really just me being... Picky?
xD

Basil Butler's name is pronounced 'BAH-zel', and not 'BAY-sil', given that his father is English. Think 'The Great Mouse Detective'! :D
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Teagan Stormbringer Wrote:Pacific instead of specific... What is so hard about that 's' at the beginning of the word? I mean, without that s you don't know if someone is specifying something, or talking about the damn ocean. USE YOUR S'. The letter s is your friend!

<b>THIS.</b>

Something that gets me, though not entirely annoying, more funny really, is Church pronounced 'Turch' (I know three people who do this omg) and Chimney as Chimley.

The Specific/Pacific thing is my biggest peeve though so... xD


BUT THERE'S ALSO THE DREADFUL REAL LIFE NETSPEAK.
Like people going "o m g" and shit.

I do Lol irl, but that's only because my real laugh has been described as loud. So to avoid annoying people, I just say lol. x:
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Harvey Butler Wrote:Basil Butler's name is pronounced 'BAH-zel', and not 'BAY-sil', given that his father is English. Think 'The Great Mouse Detective'! :D
Yes!! The Great Mouse Detective all the way. 8D
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This one is actually more funny to me than a pet peeve, and it's pretty 'Souls-specific. :D The following words are not interchangeable!

COURTIER vs COURTESAN

courtier: a person who is often in attendance at the court of a king or other royal personage.

courtesan: a prostitute or paramour, especially one associating with noblemen or men of wealth.

Don't call members of Cour des Miracles prostitutes unless that's what you meant to say?? xDDD
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Florina Soul Wrote:Don't call members of Cour des Miracles prostitutes unless that's what you meant to say?? xDDD
*cackles* Yes, I've noticed this xDDD
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Vesper Wrote:
Florina Soul Wrote:Don't call members of Cour des Miracles prostitutes unless that's what you meant to say?? xDDD
*cackles* Yes, I've noticed this xDDD

There was once a time when there were more Courtesans than Courtiers at the Court. -eyebrow waggle-
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UM THE NEW WEIRD AL VIDEO IS EXTREMELY RELEVANT TO THIS THREAD YES
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Florina Soul Wrote:UM THE NEW WEIRD AL VIDEO IS EXTREMELY RELEVANT TO THIS THREAD YES
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I admit to accidentally screwing this up myself, but it bothers me whenever people use its and it's interchangeably, as well as littering their dialogue with "..."
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I don't usually get annoyed by grammatical or spelling things (my mom is an immigrant), so I find mistakes as either very endearing or funny.

But one thing I always notice when it happens is WONDER VS. WANDER.

I see so many wolves "wondering around the land" or "wondering over to her" that I can't help but picture some person, totally zoned out, knocking into things, haha!

To wonder is to think, to daydream, to contemplate an idea. To wander is to leisurely, aimlessly move around.
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