The Spelling Nazi Sticky

Discussion in 'Non-Z Related' started by pexzed, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. pexzed

    pexzed Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    I know some of you guys/gals find the English language a challenge, and for some of you it may even be a second language.

    The search feature on this website and in the tech section unfortunately requires you to type in your search parameter in the anticipation that

    • Others have spelt the words that you are searching for correctly
    • You have spelled the word correctly in the search field.
    So, for the betterment, and general education of the forum masses, let me start with some commonly misspelled words. Please feel free to add to the list. I'm not having a go here. This is to help all of us, because, it's not uncommon to do a search and find no relevant hits, usually due to spelling issues.


    INCORRECT VS CORRECT

    Break vs Brake
    Wreak vs Wreck
    Tire vs Tyre
    Zorst vs Exhaust
    Hydrolic vs Hydraulic
     
  2. Benny_C

    Benny_C About as subtle as...

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    Plennum vs Plenum
    Ruff vs Rough
    Killerwasps vs Kilowatts :D
     
  3. ed300zx

    ed300zx New Member

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    well break isn't spelt incorrectly, it is just the wrong word for the described part

    but good idea non the less...
     
  4. taszed

    taszed New Member

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    Dint vs Dent
    Simular vs Similar
     
  5. black baz

    black baz black 'n blue Bazemy

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    seperate V separate

    their V there V they're(depending on usage)

    wether v whether V weather (for Kiwis)

    that will do for now ... heaps more to come ....

    greg .. a small essay on Mr Apostropheman would not go astray ... eeekkk!!!!
     
  6. Wizard

    Wizard Kerb side Prophet

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    Some more

    pritty- pretty
    coz- because
    wanna - want to
    gonna - going to :rolleyes:

    Should make black baz a mod in charge of this.:eek:

     
  7. ugame

    ugame user #1

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    Baz vs Barry
     
  8. pexzed

    pexzed Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    It's more the car related stuff I'm referring to, general spelling errors, although annoying doesn't necessarily affect the functioning of the forum.

    Keep them coming and when done I'll close off the thread and display the final list.
     
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  9. pexzed

    pexzed Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Neither is Wreak (Wreak havoc upon you) or Tire (is a tyre if American or to grow weary, bored or impatient, if you speak real English).
    Point taken none the less :)

    and remember this is meant to be a help thread, not a complaint thread
     
  10. Wizard

    Wizard Kerb side Prophet

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    Ok

    Bumper- bumber
    bonnet- hood
    fender- mudguard.

     
  11. ugame

    ugame user #1

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    I thought a fender was a bumper?

    And they are americanisms not spelling errors but annoying none the less. I think there was already a thread for USA vs Aus names?
     
  12. ed300zx

    ed300zx New Member

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    lol okies.....

    to v too (as in 'as well')
    zee v z v zed
    zorst v exhaust
    door mirror v wing mirror
    fender v bar (front, side or rear fender v front, side or rear bar)
     
  13. Cool300ZX

    Cool300ZX Tasmanian Zed

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    Homophones are words that can easily be confused

    Homophones & Homographs are words that always get confused:

    Homophones: Words that sound the same yet are spelt different.e.g.
    Some that always crop up on the forum.
    Their - belonging to a person/s
    There - to go in or to a place

    break - damage something
    brake - device used to stop

    know - understanding of something
    no - to deny or refuse something

    threw - to throw something
    through - to pass between something

    stationary - to come to a halt or remain stopped
    stationery - paper and stuff used for writing
    Remember paper has er and so does stationery!

    e.g.
    I went for a drive in there Zed car.
    The above is spelt correctly however, the word there is grammatically incorrect.
    I went for a drive in their Zed car.
    The above is still spelt correctly however, the word their is now grammatically correct.

    Spell checker will NOT pick up on homophones simply because they are both spelt correctly but 1 is grammatically incorrect.

    Oh and lastly, the personal i is always a captital "I" never a lowercase i.

    Homographs - Same spelling - different meaning!
    These should not be an issue because they only come into play in the context of a sentence.

    homo= the same / phon = sound i.e. homophones = same sound but different spelling

    homo = the same / graph = to write i.e. homographs = same writing but different meaning

    cheers all
    PS: I'm happy to post some spelling rules if this will make life easier for forum members?
    It helps that I teach grade 4/5 primary school lol
     
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  14. angrybear

    angrybear Moderator

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    My all time favourite, though I doubt anyone would be using it in Search.

    coldersack v cul de sac :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  15. loud'n'proud

    loud'n'proud Challenge Accepted

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    lol homo

    sorry haha
     
  16. Cool300ZX

    Cool300ZX Tasmanian Zed

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    homophobic

    Homo

    homo = same / phobos = fear i.e. homophobic or homophobia = fear of the same sex .

    Hence, gay or lesbian fear is homophobic = shortened to homo or lesbo.

    This is in NO way a degredation of gay or lesbian relations as a teacher I am here to help with spelling.

    I am only unpacking the morphemes of words
    homo is 1 morpheme & phobos/phobia is the other morpheme
     
  17. badxtc

    badxtc kirby's bitch

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    oi that's my line .
    killerwasps. damn next your gonna want my veilside body kit..:D
     
  18. loud'n'proud

    loud'n'proud Challenge Accepted

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    haha not saying it is but I completely forgot the correct term is Homophones.

    I will try and use it in a sentence today.
     
  19. Cool300ZX

    Cool300ZX Tasmanian Zed

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    Thought I had better cover myself

    Just covering myself from "flaming" incase someone thought I was homophobic...

    It's all good....Cheers

    Someone who has a fear of the same car could technically also be homophobic?
     
  20. black baz

    black baz black 'n blue Bazemy

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    brilliant ... now there is someone who knows what is what ...... !!! thank you ....

    the above line rewritten :

    know, their ise somewon hoo noes wot ise wot ... eekkk ...
     

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