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Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby snooky » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:09 pm

http://theoatmeal.com/quiz/twitter_spell

I used above link and got 85%(B),most disappointed was sure I would get 100%. Try it. :?
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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby Monika » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:54 pm

Just tried it and got 90% (A-) but I am not sure what I got wrong, most like "mis-spelt" or "embarrassment"! Well, there you go.
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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby Jude » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:17 pm

I got the same as you Monika, also not sure about mis-spelt!
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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby thetangoman » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:23 pm

Sorry 100%..coz I eat all my carrits !!!
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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby alan refail » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:23 am

I'm not entirely sure I know what Twitter is for!

I heartily recommend this much more useful test

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http://theoatmeal.com/quiz/weasels
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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby Primrose » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:43 am

I got 90%, so my English teacher would not have been very happy with me. Wish they'd told you which words you got wrong so that next time you need to write them, you spell them correctly.
No point in telling you that you have got something wrong if you don't provide the right answer; otherwise you never learn by your mistakes.
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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby Kleftiwallah » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:04 pm

95% and I agree with Primrose. Cheers, Tony.
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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby The Mouse » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:49 pm

95%! I know which ones got me - I was guessing "embarrassed" and "occurrence" (and am still guessing!!!) :oops:
One that an awful lot of people would get wrong is No. 9:The giant sea creature opened ... mouth. I am fairly sure that most will wrongly answer it's to that one!
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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby Monika » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:12 pm

I can never understand how one can confuse the its and it's - I mean, just replace the it's with "it is" and you can't possibly go wrong, can you?

I once saw a really funny spelling mistake: a large (independent) shoe shop put up a big professionally produced sign "Shoes and Sandles 20% off". And it stayed up for months!
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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby Geoff » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:14 pm

Could hijack this thread with favourite signs.
"Free Range Eggs and Apples".
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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby Elaine » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:30 am

I got 80%.....shocking!

Re the shop sign howlers, there is a Greengrocers near here, who regularly has tomato's on sale.
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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby oldherbaceous » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:16 am

I tried it, but it just came up with, "Error, you must use English". :wink: :)
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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby alan refail » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:41 am

Geoff wrote:Could hijack this thread with favourite signs.


My all-time favourite was thirty-five years ago: a cafe in York offering

GATEAUX'S
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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby glallotments » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:36 am

Seen (lots of years ago) at the end of the pier in Southend

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Re: Twitter Spelling Test.

Postby The Mouse » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:29 pm

Monika wrote:I can never understand how one can confuse the its and it's - I mean, just replace the it's with "it is" and you can't possibly go wrong, can you?

Well, except for when it's stands for it has, anyway! :wink:

But seriously, the only thing that most people were ever taught (if anything at all!!!) about the apostrophe is that they should use it to form possessives, so they automatically assume that it's must be correct in sentences such as the one about the giant sea creature.
But why so many use it in plurals is beyond me!
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