Thursday, March 06, 2008

And the winner is..

For the strangest misspelling seen multiple times this year...


"Wheather"!

Mixing up "whether" and "weather" is pretty common. Spell checking software is likely to miss it. And heck, if you didn't know that they were different words, one sounds as good as the other.

But "wheather" is sort of a hybrid. Perhaps these three students knew that it wasn't "weather", but couldn't couldn't bring themselves to write "whether" (always the misspelled word). I kind of like it. It is has a sort of woody feel to it, conjuring images of the heath.

4 Comments:

At 5:40 PM, Blogger amanda said...

Yes, but what's it *mean*?
I remember seeing a sign in the window of a store in Clackamas Mall - well, two signs, one on each side. One said "bras' 50% off" and the other said "bra's 50% off". Two tries, zero hits.

 
At 6:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

au contraire, mademoiselle amanda!

one of those is quite meaningful:

bra's 50% off

as in "i am totally gettin' lucky: her' bra's 50% off!"

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lex

 
At 3:15 AM, Blogger amanda said...

Statistician sex.

 
At 4:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and that apostrophe at the end of "her" was a typo. :}

lex

 

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