Use the correct one.
They’re practicing English without a licence again. Hang onto your dictionaries and thesauruses, kids.
something about her physiognomy which helped her beat the illness – here’s a two-bit writer, trying to use an eight-dollar word. Physiognomy is a face, or outer appearance, which some pretentious Brits tried to use, and failed, and shortened to ‘fizz.’ He wanted physiology, or inner construction.
In an article about expensive typos – Officials site a missing hyphen in the code – Even GrammarCheck insists that it is cite.
Same article – Enjoy these spelling mistakes from passed and present – What’s passed is past.
This section totes up a variety – to be totes honest, it tots (tawts) up a variety of errors, even though that word means totals, or adds.
It’s a tough road to hoe – and a row of angry gardeners with hoes, don’t know whether to blame a city works crew, a drugged-out old rocker, or the entertainment columnist who interviewed him.
She gave her heighth in centimetres. – You can give length and width, or even have an eighth, but it’s height,
He was the hooten and holleren champion – No, that was me hootin’ and hollerin’, because you can’t handle apostrophed abbreviations.
the kids’ “hot water challenge” has them dumping scolding water – and I’m scolding them for not using ‘scalding.’
Man wins the open sheath throw contest at the Highland games – Most Highland Game events were originally Army contests. While still showcasing Scottish brute strength, this one though, began as a county fair display. Originally using an agricultural implement to throw large bundles of harvested grain up onto a wagon, it is a sheaf throw contest, open to all contestants. A pitchfork is used, rather than any edged tools/weapons, so there is no sheath, open or otherwise.
all those fellow suffers of the writing bug – How many sufferers of her second 80,000 word novel will there be?
The Norsemen made 4 journeys around 1000 BC – not an incorrect usage, as such, just a newspaper writer who made a 2000-year mistake by not knowing BC from AD.
Link bellow for descriptive video – This one, obviously, should be below.
Smoke had begun to bellow from the bow of the ship – No smart-ass comment – just billow.
The stunted trees are not like the soaring furs of the Cascades – These soaring furs better be worn by RuPaul, ‘cause the Cascades evergreens are firs.
I know that proofreaders are as extinct as dinosaurs, and spell/grammar-checkers won’t catch most of the incorrect homonyms, but, the above two examples are from two successful, well-known authors. I am dazed as to why/how they could use these incorrect terms, without noticing. Data-entry transcribers are about as aware as earthworms, but didn’t an editor (whose job it is to notice these things) notice these things?
I saw the term being banded about – I know that bandied isn’t common, but ‘banded’ makes no sense.
I am defenetly sure – that you’re definitely wrong.
The best story teller is defiantly Jesus Christ. – Jesus Christ! I’m definitely sure you’re related to defenetly.
Sue me yah shitty resuraunt
you’re food I don’t want –
Shut up, yah shitty language user
you’re just an English abuser.
but I won’t you to get used to it kinda not being there – And I want you to stop writing in hillbilly.
I just did a poppa wheelie with my bicycle – and yo’ momma wants you to pop a wheelie.
I opened the book to an unformiliar question. – Open a dictionary to ‘unfamiliar,’ which comes from the word, ‘family.’
other ways the homo Sidle maniac could think up – That homo, Sidle, became homicidal because of usage like this.
The government should release how stupid this is. – Why?? You don’t realize how stupid release sounds.
I don’t mean this as a depreciation – you should mean it as a deprecation, once you take the ’I’ out of it
the juggle is nature’s most biodiverse area – too diverse to juggle a SpellCheck, it’s a jungle out there.
The gold band was diamond-stubbed – and your attendance record at your English course was studded with absences.
everyone was present an (sic) accounted for – sic, sick, sick
Grainy was my favorite character on Beverly Hillbillies – That one explains itself.
I can understand why to some extinct. – I understand why dictionaries are extinct, to some extent.
Do things like these grate on your nerves?? Tell me about it! 😈