Speeling, wot spealing?

One of those things that really gets up the ole hooter is poor spelling, especially from people who should know better.

Todays pet peeves:

DRAW – When used in the context of a fing ya put ya stuff in.

It’s not a DRAW, it’s a DRAWER, even if it is pronounced the same.

DRAW is something ya do wif a pencil on a bit o paper.

DRAWER is the aforementioned fing-fer-puttin-stuff-inta. Or, ever more archaic, it’s ya Grandmas underwear (or perhaps they are Bloomers).


LOOSE - when used in the context of You Win I Loose.

It’s not LOOSE, it’s LOSE.

LOOSE implies you are somewhat promiscuous, or (at the stretch of a having a couple of screws loose) have a couple of kangaroos runnin’ around in yer top paddock.

LOSE on the other hand is what happens when you misplace something, or when you don’t win some game, contest or competition.

In this case, the excuse of phonetic spelling loses points because LOOSE is pronounced like NOOSE, and LOSE is pronounced like OOZE.

More effort required chaps! Savvy?


Eye no what ewe mean. It can bee hard two no witch word is witch. People kneed to ewes there spell checker sew they don’t make miss takes.

Comment by Darren | March 20th, 2008 9:18 am | Permalink


I have a spelling checker;
It came with my PC.
It plainly marks four my revue
Mistakes I cannot sea.

I’ve run this poem threw it -
I’m sure your pleased too no -
Its letter perfect in it’s weigh;
My checker tolled me sew!

Comment by MikeFitz | March 23rd, 2008 1:19 am | Permalink

On the ohetr hnad, if you hvae tolbure jsut snignritg a mree snetncee tgethoer, tehn the use of the crrceot wrdos bcemoes ivenrrelat.

Its all jsut smoe actins dnot you konw.

Comment by Simon | March 23rd, 2008 7:21 pm | Permalink

Ah yes… Don’t forget the ‘Just bung in an apostrophe if in doubt’, so that we end up seeing signs that read: Fish and Chip’s; Get your CD’s copied here; Doors and Window’s….

There’s also coffee shops that can’t spell the food they’re selling – sanwiches, cappocino, focachia even ‘cofee’

Comment by MillyMoo | March 26th, 2008 9:07 am | Permalink

An wot about ‘perculated’ coffee Millymoo?
Have seen this on the menu in a number of places around Adelaide.

Comment by Dad | March 30th, 2008 9:56 pm | Permalink

One of my web sites http://www.englishniggles.org is aimed at showing how bad we are here in the UK. Technology wise, try http://www.nicklocke.co.uk/auto

Comment by Nick | April 6th, 2008 1:56 am | Permalink

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