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November 14th, 2007

Micheal

While it’s been established that “opps!” is perhaps the king of misspelled words, I’d like to nominate a prince: Micheal.

I was reading a thread about The Office at Television Without Pity, and more than one commenter spelled Michael as “Micheal”. Multiple times. In one post.

It just bugs me, you know? A little like mixing up Brian and Brain, but worse.

Posted in Everyday Life

Ryan November 14, 2007, 9:38 pm

As someone who’s been referred to as “Ryan MacMicheal” way too many times, I can say this is my #1 most hated spelling mistake. Everytime I read it, I read it as “Mike-eel” which drives me nuts.

jk November 14, 2007, 11:54 pm

I am Joan, as some of you know, and I despise being called Joanne.

I also don’t like the different ways to spell Rachel. Rachael just seems wrong.

Depending on the age of whom I am speaking to, I clarify my name by saying “like Joan Jett” or “Joan Rivers.”

Ryan November 15, 2007, 3:04 pm

jk — I wrote an entry about reasons to hate Rachael Ray and one of them was the spelling of her name: http://www.vegblog.org/archive/2007/06/26/4-reasons-i-hate-rachael-ray/

Steve A November 16, 2007, 12:22 am

Darn, I wish my name gpt all that attention.

Ciao,
Xkh8sjj, but as (I think) George Carlin said, “They’re silent.”

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