Oh what a tricky language we use.
- grammer — how come so many people make this (almost ironic) mistake? grammar dammit, grammar!
- peninsular — actually this is a grammatical error. Peninsular is the adjective describing a body of land surrounded on three sides by water. But so many people seem to think it’s the noun. No. It’s Mornington Peninsula — noun. The local paper down that way is the Peninsular Leader — adjective.
- calender — it’s AR on the end. At one stage on the work computers we had a shared calendar called XYZ Calender.
- acquarium — the other week the kids pointed out to me that there’s no C in aquarium. As in aqua. Okay, so maybe it’s only me that gets that one wrong.
- I thought artifact was a typo, but apparently it’s a valid alternative to artefact.
- seperate — nup, sepArate.
There’s lots of others, of course, but those are some that I see quite often. Maybe the world needs more spelling checkers. Or better education.
And don’t get me started on apostrophes.