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(Houston Press)   It's not "flaming young," you flaming idiots. It's "filet mignon." Plus 9 other words idiots need to stop misspelling   (blogs.houstonpress.com) divider line 320
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2012-07-05 02:57:53 PM
Life is hard when you are stupid
 
2012-07-05 03:02:48 PM

NowhereMon: Life is hard when you are stupid


I couldn't have said it better myself.

Also, I'm not sure this is a list of words that are commonly misspelled, just words that the author found someone misspelling. Who the hell confuses "bowl' and "bowel"? Seriously.

"lack toast and tolerant"? Where the fark are they finding these people?!
 
2012-07-05 03:18:37 PM
Flaming young? In some restaurants in Pennsylvania, that's known as the Sandusky Special.
 
2012-07-05 03:18:59 PM
well, for all intensive purposes, I too am lack toast and tolerant.
 
2012-07-05 03:26:02 PM
Either fake or autocorrect. It's not that people need to stop misspelling things, it's that they need to stop mashing their smart phones with their fat hands and get a tweeting wand. I'm pretty sure the stupidest person I know knows what a bowl is.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-07-05 03:34:54 PM

BSABSVR: Either fake or autocorrect. It's not that people need to stop misspelling things, it's that they need to stop mashing their smart phones with their fat hands and get a tweeting wand. I'm pretty sure the stupidest person I know knows what a bowl is.


Sum peephole take awe toe correct four granite.
 
2012-07-05 03:37:15 PM
Irregarless, it's a mute point. Those words run the gambit from stupid to ridiculous.
 
2012-07-05 03:53:56 PM
Jumbaliya is the only reasonable one here.
 
2012-07-05 03:56:14 PM

BSABSVR: Either fake or autocorrect.


Actually more likely Siri or some other voice-activated typing. I love my Android, but it would probably spit this crap out if I used it for most of these words.

I don't know much about Siri, but the Android one sucks. It needs to be context sensitive.

So when it hears "bowel" and then movement or whatever is the next word, it uses "bowel"

If however "of cereal" is the next work, it knows to re-think its hearing "bowel" and switch it for "bowl"
 
2012-07-05 03:56:47 PM
Hooked On Phonics = Stuck on stupid
 
2012-07-05 03:59:42 PM
Jesus farking Christ.
 
2012-07-05 04:08:40 PM
Are you sure? Because when I look at stupid people I'm pretty sure that life is really easy for them. Because they're THAT oblivious.
 
2012-07-05 04:09:55 PM
Stuff like this is so stupid. Who cares if you don't spell some food correctly or use incorrect phrasologies? For all intensive purposes, as long as your server understands what you want, you've communicated affectively.
 
2012-07-05 04:11:50 PM
I fart when I eat too much cheese.

I'm lack toast and tolerant.
 
2012-07-05 04:16:20 PM
Pooping Champagne is hilarious.
 
2012-07-05 04:18:20 PM
Those are very good with a peanut nowhere.
 
2012-07-05 04:19:07 PM

Pocket Ninja: Stuff like this is so stupid. Who cares if you don't spell some food correctly or use incorrect phrasologies? For all intensive purposes, as long as your server understands what you want, you've communicated affectively.


It turns out to be important to some. Last week at the bar, I ordered a Dose Eckies and the bartender nearly clubbed me with a martini shaker. I don't know how he was able to tell weather I was spelling it write or not.
 
2012-07-05 04:23:58 PM

Jamdug!: Pooping Champagne is hilarious.


Yep. That one made me giggle.
 
2012-07-05 04:25:04 PM
I think I need a better asplanashin.
 
2012-07-05 04:31:56 PM
"Flaming young" just makes me want to cry.....

seriously people????
 
2012-07-05 04:33:21 PM
lack toast and tolerant? Surely this is fake
 
2012-07-05 04:36:59 PM
For all in tents, and porpoises, this thread should be filed in a chester drawers and left to rot.
 
2012-07-05 04:40:49 PM

SableTigre: "Flaming young" just makes me want to cry.....

seriously people????


Again, I'm positive thats a speech recognition glitch. However, stupid of the person not to correct it. They probably just blather on all day and night on twitter without even proofreading their own posts.
 
2012-07-05 04:44:04 PM
He's just dumbing it down a bit for his constituents.
 
2012-07-05 04:46:08 PM
Does anybody feel short changed because the list didn't contain 10 foods?
 
2012-07-05 04:47:42 PM

BurnShrike: NowhereMon: Life is hard when you are stupid

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Also, I'm not sure this is a list of words that are commonly misspelled, just words that the author found someone misspelling. Who the hell confuses "bowl' and "bowel"? Seriously.

"lack toast and tolerant"? Where the fark are they finding these people?!


Back when I was teaching freshman and sophomore biology we did an experiment where plants were grown in fishbowls and exposed to low concentrations of various pollutants. In the lab report one guy wrote, numerous times, that the plants were grown in fish bowels. Another student a few years later wrote her research paper on endangered and distinct species.
Anyway, maybe these people really want bowels filled with watermelon and ice cream...who are we to judge?
 
2012-07-05 04:51:19 PM
Those are fake. They just HAVE to be
 
2012-07-05 05:08:06 PM
I liked the Biebs' reference to Michaelangelo painting "the Sixteenth Chapel."
 
2012-07-05 05:12:47 PM
was expresso in there?
 
2012-07-05 05:14:33 PM
Phonetic teaching and Ebonics make for a deadly combination when it comes to orthography.

So much for all those "spell the way you say it" spelling reformers. The English language would be dead in a week if Bostoners and Texans spelled the way they talk, let alone Somerzet sheperds and Neo-Cockney Londoners.

The problem is that when you hear an unfamiliar word, phrase or locution in English, you have a Eskimo Pie's chance in Hades of getting it right by ear alone.

It just goes to prove that a large minority of teachers ought to be kicked in the head on a daily basis, while a small majority of students should be edumacated by the application of hobnailed boots to the ear-hole.

This stuff is worse than Dave Berry's collection of mis-heard lyrics. At least there's a chance that the singer actually sang the crap you think he or she did. I listen much too closely to lyrics as sung and they are seldom exactly what you think they are: too many bored technicians, song writers, singers, and dubbers are fiddling with the lyrics and the tracks to amuse themselves or to escape censorship while plucking the lion's beard.
 
2012-07-05 05:22:19 PM

brantgoose: This stuff is worse than Dave Berry's collection of mis-heard lyrics.


Dave Barry might take offense to your mis-spelling of his name.
 
2012-07-05 05:23:21 PM

brantgoose: Phonetic teaching and Ebonics make for a deadly combination when it comes to orthography.


I don't get this attitude. Every language evolved from bastardizing a "parent" language so to speak.

Look at the etymologies of words... clearly centuries of bastardization/mispronunciation over and over.

The English you speak would be "wrong" according to your opinion.
 
2012-07-05 05:24:10 PM
Mondregreens:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen

Gladys the cross-eyed bear? I think I read that book as a kid.

Dave Berry, 'Scuse me while I kiss this guy.

Some common errors (rather than really ingenious ones): http://lifehacker.com/5635042/commonly-misheard-expressions-to-avoid-i n-your-writing

Malapropisms: Fun with words
http://www.fun-with-words.com/malapropisms.html

There's lots more where these come from.
 
2012-07-05 05:30:09 PM

downstairs: brantgoose: Phonetic teaching and Ebonics make for a deadly combination when it comes to orthography.

I don't get this attitude. Every language evolved from bastardizing a "parent" language so to speak.

Look at the etymologies of words... clearly centuries of bastardization/mispronunciation over and over.

The English you speak would be "wrong" according to your opinion.


Alright then.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2012-07-05 06:20:45 PM

BurnShrike: Where the fark are they finding these people?!


It's not hard to find idiots.
 
2012-07-05 06:24:31 PM
Um, isn't expresso the Italian spelling?
 
2012-07-05 06:28:25 PM

toddalmighty: Um, isn't expresso the Italian spelling?


No, the language does not have the letter 'x' in it's alphabet and so it generally only appears in foreign words
 
2012-07-05 06:51:39 PM
Its*

/F-me
 
2012-07-05 06:52:21 PM

EnviroDude: Does anybody feel short changed because the list didn't contain 10 foods?


Not one bit. The article also links to "20 foods commonly mispronounced" and then "20 more", so if you're really feeling that bewildered and betrayed you could just go read those.
 
2012-07-05 06:54:31 PM
"Garkon, my dame would like a giraffe of peanut noyer, silver platter"
 
2012-07-05 06:57:57 PM
Monique Junot: I thought if Casanova and I in there had nothing to say to each other, he'd get bored -- go away. Instead he uses it as a chance to put his testicles all over me!

Lane Myer: Sorry, what?

Monique Junot: Uh, how you say... octopus... testicles.

Lane Myer: No, tentacles. N-T. There's a big difference.
 
2012-07-05 07:11:12 PM
they could just be bad autocorrect, which is NOT the same thing as spelling correction.
 
2012-07-05 07:40:24 PM
I've had someone offer me ghoulash.
 
2012-07-05 07:41:05 PM
7 of the things on that list I've never seen happen a single time ever
 
2012-07-05 07:42:01 PM
What lactose intolerants may look like:

forbiddenplanet.co.uk
 
2012-07-05 07:43:06 PM
It really bottles the mind that people are this stupid.
 
2012-07-05 07:44:22 PM

NowhereMon: Life is hard when you are stupid


THIS.

I knew somebody who asked her Facebook friends about what to "ware" on a date.

sad
 
2012-07-05 07:44:27 PM
WA-LA
 
2012-07-05 07:46:07 PM
Who amongst us hasn't wanted to inpress a date by ordering her a bottle of chateau brion ?


/Its safer to just order "Your finest box of wine"
 
2012-07-05 07:46:28 PM
spiderface!
 
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