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Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:38 pm
by Amii_Leigh
My mind just takes off into a tangent, making fun of the way the misspelling was used.
In this case, the word is 'duel' used instead of 'dual' which was intended.
So in my deluded mind, I'm thinking of two operating systems installed on a flatland type world, constantly waging battle with each other, over their shared territory and I can't stop laughing in this imagining.
At least I didn't post this in their thread, you know?

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:10 pm
by xenopeek
I sometimes call it that deliberately.
When somebody wants to set up dual boot with the stated intent of eventually switching fully to Linux Mint ... that's Duel Bootâ„¢ :mrgreen:

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:22 pm
by Moem
"Two OSses enter... One OS leaves!" :lol:

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:34 pm
by WharfRat
Amii_Leigh,

You are hereby tasked with correcting all the misspelled words on the board :D

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:41 pm
by xenopeek
Such a opportuunity to mispel some words but you misssed it!

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:54 pm
by WharfRat
xenopeek wrote:Such a opportuunity to mispel some words but you misssed it!
i didn't want to add more to Amii's workload :wink:

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:12 pm
by Amii_Leigh
WharfRat wrote: i didn't want to add more to Amii's workload :wink:
I'd answer, but my cat wants me to scratch her head, and get her food!

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:30 pm
by Amii_Leigh
xenopeek wrote:Such a opportuunity to mispel some words but you misssed it!
Of course, there is the issue of 'Ms. Pell' and her strange ability to miss her opportunity, no matter how close it is! :)

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:40 am
by Amii_Leigh
Oh well. Tough crowd.

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:43 am
by Habitual
Amii_Leigh wrote:My mind just takes off into a tangent, making fun of the way the misspelling was used.
Apostrophe abuse on plurals is my thing.
That and the "system tray" in Linux.

Million dollars ads spelled incorreclty and every day people believe that
"1000's of CD's" is okay to use.

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:38 am
by xenopeek
Habitual wrote:Million dollars ads spelled incorreclty and every day people believe that
"1000's of CD's" is okay to use.
You're going to have a field day with What is the plural of OS?

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:47 am
by Habitual
xenopeek wrote:
Habitual wrote:Million dollars ads spelled incorreclty and every day people believe that
"1000's of CD's" is okay to use.
You're going to have a field day with What is the plural of OS?
I hate everything you just said.
and I disagree too ;)

Data | Data "British English" vs American?
Disc | Disk
Virus | virii vs viruses (virii = organic, viruses = digital?)

Lots going on here today!
Think of Wanda for me today, it would have been her birthday today.

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:25 pm
by Amii_Leigh
I spell everything out, usually. Be it Operating Systems or chat room conversations. In my online game I'm constantly running across people that think it's a fine thing to say 'gg' after a successful mission. I so want to slap them across the face, and say, "Speak English, or shut up!".

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:34 pm
by Citizen229
Virus is the object
Viral is the objects behavior.

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:00 am
by Pjotr
What's English? I was taught "the Queen's English" at high school. American spelling was severely reprimanded....

I must say, that I still have misgivings about "color" instead of "colour", and "behavior" instead of "behaviour". :mrgreen:

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:42 am
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Amii_Leigh wrote:...constantly running across people that think it's a fine thing to say 'gg' after a successful mission. I so want to slap them across the face, and say, "Speak English, or shut up!".
But it is in English, once you expand the abbreviation. :wink:

Re: Every time I see a misspelling...

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:27 pm
by MintyO
Amii_Leigh wrote:My mind just takes off into a tangent, making fun of the way the misspelling was used.
In this case, the word is 'duel' used instead of 'dual' which was intended.
So in my deluded mind, I'm thinking of two operating systems installed on a flatland type world, constantly waging battle with each other, over their shared territory and I can't stop laughing in this imagining.
At least I didn't post this in their thread, you know?
I can relate, and also many times my mind does the misspelling for me. One forums related one, is the "mark forums read" button, which turns into "mark forums dead". And after that, clicking it has a slightly sinister meaning. As in "now you're read to me!" :lol: