Misspelled words that especially drive you up the wall?

ayambakar

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See, I drive myself up the wall. Whenever I'm conversing with a native English speaker for a prolonged time, I will have grammatical errors.
It's inevitable. I hate it, and it gnaws on my self esteem. :noplease:

It seems to me that people speaking English as a second language are not so terrible, vocabulary or spelling-wise, but their grammar can be a bit messy.

I'm happy Indonesia got a lot of mention in this forum, by the way. :cool:
 

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... "proper English" ...

You've got to be careful with this. What's "proper"? The modern British English pronunciation/spelling or the "Hasn't changed since the Brits landed" American English? Aunt being pronounced like "ant" is one of those words.

Ray
 

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See, I drive myself up the wall. Whenever I'm conversing with a native English speaker for a prolonged time, I will have grammatical errors.
It's inevitable. I hate it, and it gnaws on my self esteem. :noplease:

It seems to me that people speaking English as a second language are not so terrible, vocabulary or spelling-wise, but their grammar can be a bit messy.

I'm happy Indonesia got a lot of mention in this forum, by the way. :cool:

If you're conversing with Americans don't take it too hard. Most of us don't know grammar all that well either hence this thead I'm sure... :lol:
 


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