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Most Common Spelling Mistake on the Web
spellwonder




msg:921896
 6:34 pm on Sep 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

What is the most common spelling mistake on the Web?

 

Sierra_Dad




msg:921897
 6:47 pm on Sep 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Referer: it's in most Http Headers.

Microsoft Word will autocorrect to referrer.

Thanks for the fun trivia question.

Iguana




msg:921898
 6:49 pm on Sep 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

In the content of pages it could be Your instead of You're

appi2




msg:921899
 7:07 pm on Sep 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Color
[nod to her majesty]

I did a search for childrens and the big G corrcted me to children's. Grrr dam know it all.

Nathan




msg:921900
 7:29 pm on Sep 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm going to have to go with the word Loser.

If you call someone a "looser" on the Internet, you sir are the loser.

hunderdown




msg:921901
 3:36 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

web sight

That isn't the most common, but it's my favorite.

GaryK




msg:921902
 3:45 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Welcome to Webmaster World!

Your instead of you're for you are. There instead of their when referring to someone. To instead of too when you mean also. Its when you mean it's as in it is and visa versa.

BTW, I think the reason why you see referer instead of referrer is because the header variable is HTTP_REFERER.

mack




msg:921903
 3:47 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

optimisation optimization.

US UK spellings, not typos as such just variations.

Mack.

bnhall




msg:921904
 3:59 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

How about alright or allright instead of all right

smattering




msg:921905
 4:00 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

advise as opposed to advice and the other way around

Webwork




msg:921906
 4:34 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

"Sexes", because people tend to spell it backwards.

GaryK




msg:921907
 4:41 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

"Sexes", because people tend to spell it backwards.

Groan; as opposed to grown I suppose. ;)

Watcher of the Skies




msg:921908
 5:38 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

seperate - it's in these forums daily, should be sepArate, of course

victor




msg:921909
 7:28 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Google

They call it a "play on words" but that's face-saving for misspelling in the first place:
[google.com...]

dmorison




msg:921910
 7:52 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

I blame auto-correcting spell checkers.

I had a website online for months with a login form containing the term "Click here for a password reindeer".

Then there was that Chinese restaurant with an online menu offering "Automatic Crispy Duck".

vivalasvegas




msg:921911
 8:39 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

"How about alright or allright instead of all right"

What's wrong with "alright"?

j4mes




msg:921912
 8:55 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

"alot" (instead of "a lot").

It's not even a real word and it gets 16,300,000 results in G. Drives me nuts!

advise as opposed to advice and the other way around

Practise and practice too!

cipl_delphi




msg:921913
 9:09 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thankful as Thankfull - how about this?

crescenta




msg:921914
 3:39 pm on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

My personal pet peeve is the inappropriate use of apostrophes. "There are too many cat's." "The car's were going too fast."

There are no apostrophes there! Apostrophes are used for possessivesólike "He stepped on the cat's tail." or "The car's tailpipe fell off." But not for plurals! Never for plurals!

I swear, some people must feel compelled to put apostrophes on any word that has an "s" at the ending: See how great thi's look's? Yeah, I love them apostrophe's!

photon




msg:921915
 3:43 pm on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Speaking of overuse of apostrophes, the use of "it's" as a possessive drives me nuts (not that I have that far to go....).

myrrh




msg:921916
 10:10 pm on Sep 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

"Click here for a password reindeer"

Shouldn't that be "Click here for a password, reindeer?"

And, go to your local library and check out a book called "Eats, Shoots, & Leaves." It's very good!

larryhatch




msg:921917
 1:13 am on Sep 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

I put up special maps on my site.

Half the queries for Australia come up 'Austrailia'.
That grates on me even though I'm in California. -Larry

trader




msg:921918
 4:00 am on Sep 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

colocated server vs collocated server is seen a lot.

I think colocated is correct. However, Google has results for both spellings and does not offer to auto-correct the spelling as it often does.

TheRookie




msg:921919
 4:19 am on Sep 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

My personal pet peeve is the inappropriate use of apostrophes. "There are too many cat's." "The car's were going too fast."

I hate when People randomly Capitalize Words. There is no Reason to do so, yet I See it Daily.

Also, I'd say a common error is 'who' when it should be 'whom', since most people don't know that rule. Also, you gotta love when someone tries to correct your "grammer". ;-)

larryhatch




msg:921920
 5:20 am on Sep 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi Rookie:

One of my favorites is when somebody feigning education and smarts
uses 'whom' instead of who, even as the subject (not the object) of a phrase.
Transparency indeed. They'd be safer forgetting the word 'whom' exists. -Larry

MetalType




msg:921921
 5:53 am on Sep 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Surprised nobody's mentioned center instead of centre, winds me up when I spell the word correctly in HTML and it fails to be recognised until I change it to center!

elaineb




msg:921922
 6:22 am on Sep 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

the use of the word 'of' instead of 'have' - "I would of gone ...." - it's used all the time in writing and speaking.

won't be long before it's considered correct English.

vivalasvegas




msg:921923
 7:43 am on Sep 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think both center and centre are correct, for the US and UK respectively.

larryhatch




msg:921924
 7:46 am on Sep 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi Elaine: " the use of the word 'of' instead of 'have' - "I would of gone ...."

That's a goodie. It will pass the spell-checker every time.
That's how I spot a spell-checker BTW. The wrong words spelled perfectly. -Larry

Spook




msg:921925
 10:54 am on Sep 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

There was a "Chester Drawers" for sale on Ebay not long ago, and our local newspaper had a "talk wrench" in the classifieds!

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