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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 14/6/2012 7:34:53 PM   
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You know that John Travolta film where he gets struck by lightning and can then perform miracles? That word.

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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 14/6/2012 7:41:45 PM   
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You know that John Travolta film where he gets struck by lightning and can then perform miracles? That word.


I can't say phenomenon with out singing 'do-do-do-do-do' after it, like it's this- click

It's like the fact I can't say 'Chicken Tikka' without singing Oh, Yeah by Yello.

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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 3:04:37 AM   
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nessesarally

nessaceraly

nesasseraly

nesecaraly

nope...don't know it (oh the first choices for the chrome spell check were, in order, naturalnesses/sacerdotal/generalisably and ancestrally, so i still dont know how to bloody well spell necesarrally)


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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 7:56:06 AM   
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Jeopardy.

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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 8:42:33 AM   
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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 11:49:47 AM   
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This one is more grammatical use than spelling, but - affected / effected.

I always forget the correct use of each and it drives me up the wall.


This.

I also made the mistake of jokingly referring to it in an assessment and it was later used against me by the incompetent bitch I'd tried to help by doing the job that needed to be done, not the cock-up of an ignorant mess she'd gone with (without, I might, taking any of the credit for the correct result going to her - she knew, that was all that mattered to her).

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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 1:14:37 PM   
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Diarrhoea.

Shit. That's the first time I think I've gotten that word right first time. Typical.

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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 1:45:25 PM   
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receive. Or anything with an ie. I'm fine on the computer but writing them down I have difficulty.

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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 1:47:40 PM   
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Surely the "i before e except after c" should sort that for everyone, shouldn't it?

...although there ARE exceptions.

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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 1:50:50 PM   
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Childhood rhymes do come in handy. I always recite '30 days have November...' in my head to work out the number of days in any month. Always. But the 'i before e except immediately after c' thing just seems to confuse me more!

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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 1:54:20 PM   
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Surely the "i before e except after c" should sort that for everyone, shouldn't it?

...although there ARE exceptions.


It always amused me that Weird and Science are 2 exceptions to the rule.

Yup, I'm easily amused.

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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 2:01:56 PM   
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Childhood rhymes do come in handy. I always recite '30 days have November...' in my head to work out the number of days in any month. Always. But the 'i before e except immediately after c' thing just seems to confuse me more!


Fun fact: I use my knuckles to remember the days of each month. So, make your hands into a fist, and starting with the little knuckle on your left hand, the knuckle is January (31), the gap is February (obviously 28, cos everyone knows that) the next knuckle March (31), gap April (30), knuckle May (31), gap June (30), knuckle July (31), right hand little knuckle August (31), gap September (30), knuckle October (31), gap November (30), knuckle of the middle finger on your right hand December (31).

It seems more complicated than it is, but when people ask me how many days there are in a given month, and I start moving my hand over the opposing hand's knuckles like braille, that's why...

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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 3:19:42 PM   
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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 5:34:46 PM   
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Surely the "i before e except after c" should sort that for everyone, shouldn't it?

...although there ARE exceptions.

If you take the above statement on it's own (which is the phrase that most people were taught), there are 21 times as many words that don't follow the rule as actually do!!! Although, there is some argument about this figure as the original rhyme had caveats.

There is an interesting discussion about it here... http://www.qi.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=20220&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 10:26:23 PM   
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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 10:26:38 PM   
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ooh I got it!

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RE: words you hate because you can't spell them - 15/6/2012 10:35:56 PM   
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Practise/practice.

License/licence.

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