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I'd add farther/further to that list.

Breaks vs. Brakes.

"I hit the brakes so I wouldn't end up with multiple bone breaks." (That example may need some work.)

I can't  help thinking how many connections are missed on craigslist because someone is selling "breaks" and someone is searching for "brakes" or vice versa.

Dave Jacque said:

Breaks vs. Brakes.

"I hit the brakes so I wouldn't end up with multiple bone breaks." (That example may need some work.)

I saw a Super Coarse listed the other day and boy was it ever!

I use spell check...so it's basically "word usage" not spelling, that trips me up.

I get the red zig zag line under my misspelled words from Fire Fox, but it doesn't always help when I spell form instead of from.

Remember to read your texts before sending!  Smart phones are still in 3rd grade. 

http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com/category/best-of-dyac/

I hate the way auto correct makes these common errors even more common. My last phone I never did figure out how to get it to leave "its" and not change it to "it's".



Rich S said:

Remember to read your texts before sending!  Smart phones are still in 3rd grade. 

http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com/category/best-of-dyac/

My thing is not misspelling certain words, but I hate when people use the word "literally" when they really don't mean it.

"My heart literally dropped out of my chest!"

Really?

Did you know if you took all the veins in your body and laid them end to end...you would die?  -literally!!!!

Mike Judge's Idiocracy isn't really all that far away.   The US has already entered the post-literate age. 

Vando said:

My thing is not misspelling certain words, but I hate when people use the word "literally" when they really don't mean it.

"My heart literally dropped out of my chest!"

Really?

BTW, we need to allot some space to explain why alot is not a word...

It is more than 100 cyclists showed up for the race, not over 100 cyclists showed up for the race.

Fewer/less

More/greater

People just don't get this.   I want to change my name to Lester so I can always use the 10 items or Les lane.

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