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    Typos...that aren't.

    I realize that English is not everyone's first language. That excuses many grammatical errors people make. However, when people use a different homophone than the word they mean, it gets pretty funny.

    Here's one that I saw just seconds ago which prompted this thread.

    through = threw

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    Lol. Its because half the people on this site should be paying attention during English class instead of thinking of how rich they are going to get off of selling webhosting.

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    That's the kind of mistake that plenty of native English speakers make, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atarim View Post
    That's the kind of mistake that plenty of native English speakers make, too.
    Eye don't do anything like that, and I'm a native English speaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LH-Danny View Post
    Eye don't do anything like that, and I'm a native English speaker.
    Our, Are, Their, There, By, Buy, To, Too, I know plenty of native speakers that can't get a majority of these right.
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    Funny this thread was made. While browsing Facebook earlier, I was pretty appalled by some of the statuses and comments.

    "Damn i kno ..but they playin st8 silly" (In response to NCAA March Madness discussion)

    "Kaci?! U loose ur phone I txt u the other day and no response..."

    Etc.

    Keep in mind, these are peers that I graduated High School with. We're all 22, 23, or older. u kno wut i meen?
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    Another one that makes me angry is...

    affect = effect

    It's not even a homophone error!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noppix View Post
    Another one that makes me angry is...

    affect = effect

    It's not even a homophone error!
    http://xkcd.com/326/

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    I can defiantly see where you're coming from.
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    Ah yes, misseplled words and grammer.

    It alwys fun gettin peeps panties in a bunch esp wit txt lang. Weather ppl use 1337 speek and mix there theirs or regardless of were their at it eazy enuf to figgur out.








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    Quote Originally Posted by foobic View Post
    I can defiantly see where you're coming from.
    I think I love you.

    One of my pet peeves is people in the real world using words that mean the opposite of what they intend - I know of a few people who keep saying "atypical" when they mean "typical", as but one example.

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    Those aren't typo -- those are grammar/spelling errors.
    Lack of education is the root cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    Those aren't typo -- those are grammar/spelling errors.
    Lack of education is the root cause.
    It's not even grammar or spelling mistakes.

    you = yuo - I can live with. That's a typo.

    through = threw - That's not a typo. The word is spelled correctly, and is grammatically correct as well. It's the wrong friggin word though!

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    Writing mistakes may be more frequent on WHT - and on hosts' web sites - for three reasons that come readily to mind:

    • there are many hosts whose native language is not English
    • there are many hosts whose native language is
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    • there are many hosts who are young, often still in school

    There are probably other reasons, too.

    On the low end of the market, it probably doesn't matter all that much. I would expect higher-end hosts to make sure that the text on their sites, and in their help tickets, and their sales communications, etc. etc. is close to perfect.

    I know, it doesn't hurt to expect...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atarim View Post
    I would expect higher-end hosts to make sure that the text on their sites, and in their help tickets, and their sales communications, etc. etc. is close to perfect.

    I know, it doesn't hurt to expect...
    ...As should even the smallest start-up. Everyone ... Double check your spelling and grammar. If English is not your first language but you are targeting English speaking clients, make sure your content is right. Have someone else proof-read your content before posting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noppix View Post
    It's not even grammar or spelling mistakes.

    you = yuo - I can live with. That's a typo.

    through = threw - That's not a typo. The word is spelled correctly, and is grammatically correct as well. It's the wrong friggin word though!
    some people just want to write less and think of using other words that sounds the same just to make their lives easier. don't blame them all people tend to do that nowadays...

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    Alot bugs me most when it is used in the context of A LOT.

    ALOT = A LOT
    ALOT = ALLOT
    ALLOT = give or apportion (something) to someone as a share or task
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    It really bothers me when people don't take the extra 2 seconds to make sure what they're typing is correct. Or at least proper English. Unfortunately this happens when people speak, as well. For example, it's not "mischievious," it's "mischievous." There is no I at the end of the word. Why do people always pronounce it like there is one?
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    My personal pet peeve is when people throw in apostrophes where they don't belong, and skip them where they're needed, like so:
    the site has outgrown it's server
    its been a long time
    I once offered an editing service here on WHT, thinking that hosts would be grateful to have their text fixed up - not just for typos and English mistakes, but also to make their text really shine as a marketing tool. Didn't catch on as a business, though.
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    through = threw
    what about Thru?
    i think thats admissible right??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydro_Host View Post
    Alot bugs me most when it is used in the context of A LOT.

    ALOT = A LOT
    ALOT = ALLOT
    ALLOT = give or apportion (something) to someone as a share or task
    I seem to recall an English lecture where the professor was dead set against anyone using the term "a lot" when referring to many things. She said if we ever used it, it better be in reference to a parking lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bee View Post
    I seem to recall an English lecture where the professor was dead set against anyone using the term "a lot" when referring to many things. She said if we ever used it, it better be in reference to a parking lot.
    I recall a similar lecture. If I remember correctly, 'alot' is not a proper way to express 'many.'

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    I'd have to say the absolute worst is the word "irregardless"
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    Another thing that sometimes makes me angry is the word 'anyway'. I've only had my usage correct both in writing and speech for no more than a few years, but it still makes me cringe when other people use it incorrectly.

    'Anyways' - It's not a word.

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    While we're on the subject, my pet hate is people starting a post with the word 'So', not proper English as far as I'm aware

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    The rule about not starting sentences with conjunctions (and, so, ...) has largely become obsolete. So now it's okay to start a sentence with a conjunction.
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    Just to think, if language hasn't evolved over time we'd all still be grunting like cavemen and scratching symbols on walls.

    grhhhhhhhhg

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    I do until I've had at least two coffees in the morning

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    If anything, language evolution is getting faster and faster, especially as business becomes more and more international.
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