Good resource for anyone who attempts to communicate occasionally via the written word.

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling

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nucular

The Oatmeal also did a great comic on this word and its misuse. There is a hilarious t-shirt of it that my awesome girlfriend got for me.

David

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?

Nucular is even worse that POCKistan -but not by very much.

Both are ridiculous.  

in it to win it said:

nucular

I guess I mostly do scientific and academic writing.  "Data is" sounds weird to me.



mindfrieze said:

"Data" isn't always plural. From dictionary.com

Usage note
Data is a plural of datum, which is originally a Latin noun meaning “something given.” Today, data is used in English both as a plural noun meaning “facts or pieces of information” ( These data are described more fully elsewhere ) and as a singular mass noun meaning “information”: Not much data is available on flood control in Brazil. It is almost always treated as a plural in scientific and academic writing. In other types of writing it is either singular or plural. 


John Wirtz said:

The word "data" is plural

+1

 

...and ensure vs. insure.

dan brown said:

my pet peeve is 'effect' vs. 'affect'

 

OK I feel better now.

Eyeraq, Eyeran, Eyetalian

Thought of another one that bugs me; compliment vs. complement.  Gotta' know your homophones.

+1

John Wirtz said:

Thought of another one that bugs me; compliment vs. complement.  Gotta' know your homophones.

You've ensured that we have a bit of humor in our morning.  ;)

h' said:



John Wirtz said:

+1

 

...and ensure vs. insure.

dan brown said:

my pet peeve is 'effect' vs. 'affect'

 

OK I feel better now.

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