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  #1939604 16-Jan-2018 10:51
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exchnage, I mean exchange...

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  #1939607 16-Jan-2018 10:53
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@MikeB4 . I do teh lots too.


So much so, that I have set up an auto-correcty thing for it in Word.


Also "administartor". So often I get annoyed with a pc saying the password is wrong when I know damn well I've typed it correctly, only to notice on the umpty-umpth attempt that teh username is spelled wrong.


Oh look, I did teh again.



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  #1939611 16-Jan-2018 11:02
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Resnick: uses


There's a new one for your list!





Ha too funny! I'll leave the typo for posterity :)

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  #1939614 16-Jan-2018 11:09
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sdavisnz: jewelry , not jewelery.


"Jewellery". "Jewelry" is American.

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  #1939619 16-Jan-2018 11:16
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My spelling is fine.  My pyting is hits.

"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking

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  #1939624 16-Jan-2018 11:19
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I always seem to struggle with manufacturer .



If it's a CGA claim contact the retailer.......oh wait...wrong thread.

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#1939626 16-Jan-2018 11:20
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Lysdexic laughing


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#1939628 16-Jan-2018 11:21
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Electrol. Electerol. Electoral. Can never get that one right.

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  #1939636 16-Jan-2018 11:27
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Bureaucracy - something that must be spelled correctly when criticising it.


I can spell most words correctly but typing can be an issue.


E.g. framing and farming are interchangeable for me when typing.  "John has been framing cows for 15 years ..."


People wonder what crimes he has framed them for?




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  #1939638 16-Jan-2018 11:28
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i used to be a good speller, now it doesn't matter with spell check correcting all my mistakes. Like  simple maths , it's a dying art . Technology has a lot to answer forsmile



It certainly does. And not always for the better.


Last year I had called for a proposal from 3 companies for a possible $1,500,000 contract. I explained that the full proposal would be provided to the client, along with my report and possible recommendation. One of the proposals, (prepared and signed by this particular company's National Sales Manager) had American spelling in it. I duly sent it back to him asking him to correct the spelling errors, to which he replied three days later that is was indeed correct. I took great delight in telling him that it was not and that he needed to change his Word Spell checker to NZ.


"Ouch" came the reply. "In 18 months, you are the first person to pick that up!"


I was so tempted to ask him how business has been lately.

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  #1939658 16-Jan-2018 11:54
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Lysdexic laughing

Like the dyslexic agnostic who lay awake at night wondering if there was a Dog?

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  #1940017 16-Jan-2018 17:23
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  #1942028 18-Jan-2018 14:36
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I simply can't use favourite instead of favorite, or behaviour instead of behavior. When I try the British spelling all auto-correct features point them out as incorrect, anyway lol

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  #1942039 18-Jan-2018 15:11
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Conscience (trick is con science 😉 )
And practice / practice (both are right but who knows when to use which 🤷‍♂️)
Cue for queue is my most frustrating spelling to correct in kids writing, along with doen for done (year4)

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  #1942049 18-Jan-2018 15:36
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Not so much spelling for me but a space bar that seems to hav ea mind of its own.


As demonstrated without actually trying.

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