Culture: Language: Spelling
Define Misspelling   (+6, -1)  [vote for, against]
Not the dictionary entry for the Pelling regional beauty pageant

There are many ways people learn how to spell, sometimes it is the shape of words and sometime it is how they sound in your head. The problem is when you have a word which could sound the same and has a similar shape but infact is spelt incorrectly.

The idea is to monitor online forums and blogs to look out for commonly misspelled words and the most common misspellings of those words. These misspellings would then be put on a website and people can give them definitions. This would mean people see the misspellings and remember what it actually means and so would hopefully be less likely to make the spelling mistake.

An example:-
A search looks for incorrect spellings and find signiture.
1. Signiture goes on a word defining site and people have an opportunity to give it a definition
2. Once a definition is found and accepted Signiture is put out on the RSS feed with its definition - The button on the lapell of the captain on the ship on the lake.
3. People see the word and so are more likely to recognise the difference between it and 'signature'
4. ?
5. Profit
-- miasere, Mar 20 2009

IPA http://www.antimoon...onunc-soundsipa.htm
[hippo, Mar 20 2009]

Nice - sort of a Meaning of Liff for misspellings?

Tangentially (or coincidentally, I'm not sure which) - I'm trying to figure out how to spell the colloquial shortened form of casual - cadjze, cashge, cazje, cazshe, cash - as in "Those are nice shoes, but they're a bit cadjze." but everything I try looks wrong - any ideas?
-- zen_tom, Mar 20 2009


[zen] - you need the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA - see link). The sound is in 'Leisure' and 'Vision' but doesn't transcribe into English well, but there's a symbol for it in IPA (it's the second symbol from the bottom of the 'consonants' table in the link). Now all we need is for all fonts to include IPA symbols and for everyone to understand IPA.
-- hippo, Mar 20 2009


Ahh yes, thanks [hippo] seem the one I want looks like a flat-topped zeddish 3 - "ca3" - ish.
-- zen_tom, Mar 20 2009


opertunity is a good one.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 20 2009


Good point, well made.
-- miasere, Mar 20 2009


Definately.
-- tatterdemalion, Mar 20 2009


//infact// sp. "in fact".
-- spidermother, Mar 22 2009


I realy beleave their is somthing two werk wiht hear. Lets bake hte ideeya.
-- knowtion, Mar 22 2009


Pagent - A deep cover operative at a beauty competition, eg. someone ugly?
-- loonquawl, Mar 23 2009


I am a fluid misspeller in money laguages.
-- eight_nine_tortoise, Mar 25 2009


I misspell and will continue to misspell alot.
-- FlyingToaster, Mar 25 2009


So is "lapell" the next misspelling to be defined?

// Tangentially (or coincidentally, I'm not sure which) - I'm trying to figure out how to spell the colloquial shortened form of casual - cadjze, cashge, cazje, cazshe, cash - as in "Those are nice shoes, but they're a bit cadjze." but everything I try looks wrong - any ideas? //

I've had that question too. My suggestion is "cazh". "cadjze" sounds like something related to an adze (the tool), and "cashge" sounds like a (nonexistent AFAIK) brand of ATM missing its last letter.
-- notexactly, Apr 12 2019



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