Sunday, 29 November 2015 09:41

Facebook Grammar and Spelling Fails

Online debates can escalate quickly, especially on Facebook. In the rush to make our point, we search for a phrase that's on the tip of our tongue, and hurriedly type the punchy aphorism so our opponents might  quickly succumb to our erudition and wit. Only sometimes, we rush too fast; what seemed initially like the moment we would soar, turns out to be the moment we came down with a thud. When our opponent points out we've made an embarrassing blunder, our credibility (if we ever really had any) is shot. Here is a list of such moments; when in reaching for the knockout punch, the keyboard warrior reached too far...

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By popular demand, here is another list of real-life English bloopers, made by students, lawyers, and others. If you like this list of bloopers, then you may also like our other lists of misused words and phrases. Enjoy!

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Saturday, 13 August 2011 21:44

Writing Skills: Real-Life English Bloopers

In previous lists of misused words and phrases, I listed some fairly common examples of words and phrases that people sometimes misuse. The following list of misused words and phrases is harder to believe, but these are genuine English mistakes, made by students and others. I have collected these misused words and phrases from several sources. Enjoy!

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Here are some more words and phrases that we have heard and read people confuse from time-to-time.

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As we said in the first part of "Misused Idioms and Phrases", a misused word or phrase can damage your credibility as a writer or speaker. Here is another selection of phrases and sayings that you should take care to get right.

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A misused phrase can damage your credibility. Here is a small selection of phrases and sayings that some people get wrong.

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