Favorite typos

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    Favorite typos

    my favorite typo has to be the word:
    Definitely (spelled correctly here)

    it seems like everyone spells it differently.
    Whats your favorite?
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    "ambiguity"
    "ambiguous" (had to look it up, I always spelling this word)

    For swedes "interesting" and "address" can be hard.
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    It's quite funny to search for misspelled words on google and see how many hits you get.

    "definitly" yields 80k hits.
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    >>80k hits
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    "tchotchke" is quite hard to spell, too
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    Documents. I cannot spell this word (I spelled it wrong the first time I typed it in here).

    I'm about ready to create a symlink to my ~/Documents directory called Docuemnts (Which is always how I misspell it)

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    successfully... I can spell it now, but for a while I used to always forget a 'c' or an 's' or an 'l'

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    teh, definitely teh. It's also the most annoying to me when I'm typing.

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    parallel, independent, analysing, favourite (always put 'e' after 'v'), appraisal and management to name a few.

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    Originally posted by BMJ
    successfully... I can spell it now, but for a while I used to always forget a 'c' or an 's' or an 'l'
    You aren't alone:
    From Google
    Searched the web for succesfully. Results 1 - 10 of about 108,000
    Searched the web for sucessfully. Results 1 - 10 of about 71,500
    Searched the web for successfuly. Results 1 - 10 of about 23,100
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    In fact hang on, looking at the title, how do you spell favourite?

    favourite or favorite? grrrrr.....my country invented the language and I can't even speak it!!

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    My favorite typos are the ones I don't make.
    I shall call egypt the harmless dragon

    -Isaiah 30.7

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    The word development- I usually like to add an 'e' after the 'p'
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    Waldo, I saw in your sig that you have a Stone quote from 104.9. I live in Belvidere, IL and listen to 104.9 all the time. My fave is whenever Stone tries to say "Nir-Vah-Nah" but says "Nir-Var-Nah."

    //napKIN
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    My favorite mispronounced word would have to be "nuclear" hehehe

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