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September 25th, 2005

Opps!

If there’s one word people spell incorrectly that surprises me the most, it’s “oops.” The very fact that one can take a logically spelled word and mess it up amazes me. I mean, if you’re spelling “Oooooooo,” you use a bunch of o’s. So how could “oops” be spelled any other way?

Yet, I’ve seen multiple people misspell “oops” as “opps.” And to me, it’s just so painfully obvious… I mean, one is “oops” and the other sounds like “special ops.” Even worse: one of the people that consistently spelled it wrong was one of my high school English teachers. I pointed it out to her every time she spelled it wrong… so often, in fact, that she alluded to it when she signed my yearbook. Crazy.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go take a popp.

Posted in Everyday Life

Paul September 25, 2006, 9:28 pm

It’s been a year since this classic Ping, and I think we ought to stop by and thank it for existing.

Paul September 25, 2007, 4:30 pm

We should celebrate its second anniversary too.

Haapy opps daay!

Laura November 23, 2008, 12:05 pm

Just saw it misspelled AGAIN. I just don’t get it.

Marcus January 14, 2009, 2:10 am

WOW. It never ceases to amaze me. I have seen this done so many times and it is frustrating to no end. Another spelling gaffe that got to me was when my ex-girlfriend would misspell “motivated” as “modavated”. Part of me thought it was kinda cute though so I never corrected her.

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