By: Ebonye Gussine Wilkins
I like to read what other people write in forums, on Twitter, and in Facebook groups. Most people aren’t writers or editors, so there are all kinds of errors that can pop up. My grammar is not perfect (gasp, yes I am not afraid to admit it) but my spelling is usually on point. If I am really unsure of a spelling (or I am too lazy to correct it), I might add a “(sp?)” to the end of a word to show that I am sure the spelling isn’t right, but I hope that you might be able to figure it out anyway. Since I’m a pretty good speller, it usually works out just fine.
However, there is a growing number of people who are just such bad spellers that it kills me. Sometimes I think it is intentional (to evoke laughter), but sometimes I think people just spell thing phonetically. You may not think some of these are real, but I’ve encountered every single one of these online. It’s up to you to decide if the writer was seriously silly or seriously uneducated.
- Choir reminds want to know = Inquiring minds want to know
- Midas whale/minus well = Might as well
- Casadia = Quesadilla
- 80HD = A.D.H.D.
- High jean = Hygiene
- Meaty oaker = Mediocre
- Kanye asada = Carne asada
- Holla course = Holocaust
- Calve mussel = Calf muscle
- Alter eagle = Alter ego
- Umbeyonce = Ambiance (my personal favorite)
- Calm and sense = Common sense
There are dozens more out there, and it just cracks me up when I hear read them. If you want to see how some of these were used, you can follow Cheese Casadia on Twitter. Have fun!
What is the funniest misspelling you’ve ever come across? What does it mean?