Why do so many people misspell "cheesy"

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  1. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Seems almost everyday I'm on the forum I see someone use the word "chessy" where they mean "cheesy".

    Like this thread:
    Chessy 80's movies

    I would assume "chessy" would mean "of or related to chess"? As in, "look at that knight, he's so chessy."

    Just found it weird, I'd bet a search of the word chessy would bring up another dozen articles, since it seems to be something I see almost daily.

    -V
     
  2. Chris Moe

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    The one that bugs me the most and I see it daily is ridiculous spelled rediculous, drives me nuts.
     
  3. Ben_Hud

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    alot of people seem to write it useing a z also, cheezy aint it
     
  4. Rich Malloy

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    The ones I see over and over are "looser" (loser?) and "dissappoint-(ing/ed)".
     
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    "must of" instead of "must have"--boy that's like fingernails on a chalkboard when I read it! [​IMG]
     
  6. Jeffrey Noel

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    Rich, I was just going to comment about people spelling 'loser' as 'looser'. Drives me nuts!
     
  7. MikeH1

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    I see loose being said instead of lose. Or vice versa.

    And yes, I am one of those people that spell rediculous wrong. [​IMG]
     
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    I see through used instead of threw, or vice versa. Appalling!
     
  9. Colin Dunn

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    Are you sure they weren't talking about a movie like "Searching for Bobby Fischer," which really is a CHESSY movie??? [​IMG]
     
  10. Jeff_Krueger

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    Another common one is the use of accept and except being mixed up. I especially enjoy it when I see signs at a store or some other business with that mistake. Makes them look real smart[​IMG]

    Ok time to go back to writing my German paper
    [​IMG] hmm... I need to look up accept, or is it except[​IMG]
     
  11. Bill Cowmeadow

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    If i've told you once, I've told you fourty times, this spelling thing is a pain in the ass. And the spell checker doesn't work.
     
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    Carlo Medina wrote (post #5):


     
  13. Jefferson

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    And unfortunately, spelling not something that many people seem to care about.
    I thought that might change, since most of us do more typing in the computer age.
     
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    I still can't say "chevrolet".
     
  15. Michael Martin

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    My all time pet peeves for spelling (and homophones!):

    your and you're: One shows possession and the other is a contraction.

    to, too, and two: I have seen so many people write "to" when they mean "too"!!!

    its and it's: This one is a bit trickier, in that the possessive has no apostrophe.

    Speaking of apostrophes, I don't even want to start on people who throw them everywhere, especially on plurals.
     
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    cheesy -> chessy looks more like a typo that wasn't caught before hitting the "submit" button, rather than a blatent misspelling. I do that a lot (double the wrong letter).
     
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    I'm almost afraid to type another thing on this forum as I wonder who will be going crazy on the other end of a computer screen pointing their finger at the screen and going arggggghhhhhhhhhhhh! at me. [​IMG]

    I don't believe I have been guilty of making any of the above mentioned mistakes, but I am am terrible at punctuation.

    Sometimes people just make mistakes. As long as I understood what they were trying to get at I don't think it's a big deal about how they spelled something, that is unless they are filling out a job application or going to work for a publishing house. I mean really, who cares?
     
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    The one that gets my goat is:

    "definately"

    instead of

    "definitely"

    I swear I see this on at least one forum every day and it burns me every time.
     
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    OK, my contribution: affect and effect. Drives me nuts when they are mixed up.
     
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