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Not really from Vienna
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Wether/whether/weather
Sink/synch
Germaine/germane

Finding these is as fun as an Easter Egg hunt.

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Wether/whether/weather
I have not seen that word used for a long time. Do you raise sheep?



A mind is a terrible thing.
 
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The Unmanned Writer
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Wether/whether/weather
I have not seen that word used for a long time. Do you raise sheep?


do you mean raise or raze?







Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.


Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.

Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.

Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.

"All Californians, like all citizens of the United States, have a fundamental Constitutional right to keep and bear common and dangerous arms. The nation’s Founders used arms for self-protection, for the common defense, for hunting food, and as a check against tyranny." Judge Benitez - March 2019
 
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Wether/whether/weather
I have not seen that word used for a long time. Do you raise sheep?
do you mean raise or raze?
Rays



A mind is a terrible thing.
 
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Not really from Vienna
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I doubt that the poster who incorrectly used “wether” knows weather it applies only to sheep.

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I see these everyday on car forums.

break/brake


I know a little about a lot of things, but I don't know everything. I'm in the minority these days especially on gun forums.
 
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I see these everyday on car forums.

break/brake

All too often on gun forums also, as in muzzle break.



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One that I just saw this morning in a post in The Lounge:
  • censor
  • sensor


And censer. The thing the Pope burns incense in.




The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
 
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coffee, and sarcasm.
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I hope, with all these replies, this hasn't been mentioned already. Phase and faze.
 
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Laid / Layed.


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Not really from Vienna
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By/bye/buy




 
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Insure/ensure.

For the most part, these two words can be used interchangeably.

There is some overlap, all right, but I question the "for the most part" part.

Agreed. Just because a lot of people are misusing "insure," does not make its misuse proper use.

One of my favourites is the frequent mangling of "Long row to hoe."




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This thread is greating on me.
 
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Hay/hey
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By/bye/buy

Wink



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I know, but when I'm typing, it seems as though my fingers don't.

("that" as well, I'm constantly typing that, when I mean to type than. Doesn't happen with then.) Wink


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Originally posted by egregore:
Insure/ensure.

For the most part, these two words can be used interchangeably.

There is some overlap, all right, but I question the "for the most part" part.

Agreed. Just because a lot of people are misusing "insure," does not make its misuse proper use.

One of my favourites is the frequent mangling of "Long row to hoe."


https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insure

insure verb
in·​sure | \ in-ˈshu̇r , -ˈshər-\
insured; insuring
Definition of insure
transitive verb

1 : to provide or obtain insurance on or for
2 : to make certain especially by taking necessary measures and precautions
 
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I always get a chuckle out of 'tow the line' vs. 'toe the line'.

The mental image of drill sergeants training tow trucks to line themselves up precisely on command tickles the funnybone for some reason.
 
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is circumspective
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Boarder vs border.



Mired in the muck of the masses, them asses.

"We're all travelers in this world. From the sweet grass to the packing house. Birth 'til death. We travel between the eternities."
 
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Not really from Vienna
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Heroin/heroine
College/collage

Not really homophones but frequently used incorrectly in place of one another




 
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Three pages and no mention of

  • it's (the contraction of it is)
  • its (possessive)
 
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