Misspelled Words

I am not a grammar or spelling nazi, though some people would claim otherwise. Mostly with them I enjoy annoying them so I do it on purpose. But there are certain spelling/grammar mistakes I sigh when I see/hear.

It’s not their fault they think “stupider” is a word. But it does make me wonder about their high school education. Good grief, it makes me wonder about their grade school education.

Here are a few of those words:

  • stupidermore stupid
  • alot a lot
  • alrightall right
  • funnermore fun

Here’s a single phrase I bite my tongue against correcting:

  • could care less

I know what you mean and it’s not that you could care less about something, it’s that you couldn’t care less about it. It means nothing to you. There is no way on this earth that you could carea bout it even a smidgeon less than you do now.

I accept that people write the word “alright” (though I’m not sure why) and I roll my eyes when I see the word “alot” written, but when I hear people saying something is stupider or funner, I have to seriously bite my tongue or my cheeks to prevent myself from correcting them. I have friends who use these nonexistent words and I’d rather not lose them by nitpicking.

But there are times when I can’t keep my mouth shut; I have to say something so people won’t sound stupider than they really are.

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About Katie St. John-Shin

I believe in living life and not letting it pass you by. I mean, come on, if you really want to do something but don't have the courage to do it so you let the opportunity disappear, you may regret it for the rest of your life. How can you know what you're capable of unless you go for it? Like every writer, I naturally plan on becoming a world-famous writer. I love reading, writing, fitness, coffee, watching my favorite movies/shows, listening to music, and trying new things even if they're sometimes terrifying. I'm a stay-at-home mom, a writer, and a POP Pilates instructor. I didn't think I'd succeed at that last one but I did it! I confronted my fears, dealt with things I didn't want to deal with, and completed the training! POP Pilates classes are coming soon to mid-Nebraska!
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