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Word Finding and Spelling thread-Where the English Language comes to die.

Discussion in 'General' started by OverReactionGuy, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. OverReactionGuy

    OverReactionGuy The only Sane one left

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    So, I sometimes have problems with words I know and yet being unable to spell them without completely butchering them to the point where not even the spell check knows what the fuck I'm trying to spell. This normally irritates me greatly as you can imagine.

    Which is why I am creating this thread for the people who have this problem! Here, hopefully someone will kindly come in here and figure things out!

    If their eye's don't bleed first that is.

    Anyway! I was currently writing a scene where I describe a character giving a "e word" sigh with likely a fond smile accompanied by a shake of her head.

    It's the E word that is the problem.

    Here is what I tried.

    Exhastrobated
    Exacerbated
    Esastrobated
    exasperated

    Among other things. The kicker is I used this word before plenty of times and yet this happens now. Doesn't help that I forgot what I was actually looking for in my minor rage induced searching fever.

    I think it was exasperated now that I think about it... huh. So my problem is likely solved but I shall create this thread anyway since I know how much of a pain it is to try going for a word you know and yet can't spell worth shit.

    Btw, I'll try to help if I can, but my help may exacerbate the problem. ;)
     
  2. Sol Lazarus

    Sol Lazarus Lynx of ill repute

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    Exasperated? It means something along the lines of "I'm fed up with you/it". Hope that helps.

    Edit:Oh wait shit you figured that out already. I should probaly stop posting while sleep deprived :oops:
     
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  3. OverReactionGuy

    OverReactionGuy The only Sane one left

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    I know exactly how that feels.
     
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