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21st Mar '17 10:50:04 PM Bootlebat
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* "Fallible"(Imperfect, capable of make mistakes) vs "foulable" (not a word, but would presumably mean able to be fouled) probably an eggcorn.
1st Mar '17 9:16:30 PM nombretomado
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* "coronet" (a small crown) instead of "cornet" (a musical instrument similar to a trumpet; also, a pastry cone, usually filled with [[strike:whipped cream]] [[LuckyStar chocolate]]; also, a very junior commissioned officer rank--equal to 2nd Lieutenant--in some cavalry units of the [[BritsWithBattleships British Army]]). As neither is a particularly common word, fanfiction writers tend to get this one wrong.

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* "coronet" (a small crown) instead of "cornet" (a musical instrument similar to a trumpet; also, a pastry cone, usually filled with [[strike:whipped cream]] [[LuckyStar [[Manga/LuckyStar chocolate]]; also, a very junior commissioned officer rank--equal to 2nd Lieutenant--in some cavalry units of the [[BritsWithBattleships British Army]]). As neither is a particularly common word, fanfiction writers tend to get this one wrong.
1st Mar '17 10:34:16 AM Trueman001
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* "fare" (food, as in a "bill of fare;" also, a fee charged for transportation) for "fair".

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* "fare" (food, as in a "bill of fare;" also, a fee charged for transportation) for "fair". Creator/FlandersAndSwann used this as a deliberate {{pun}} in their song "A Transport of Delight", about London buses; they quote the line "Earth has not anything to show more fair" twice, but the second time it's "fare".
28th Feb '17 4:05:55 PM GothicProphet
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* "gantlet" a DeathCourse or other ordeal vs "gauntlet" a metal glove. Some dictionaries accept the latter spelling for the former

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* "gamut" (full range of something) vs. "gauntlet" (a metal glove). Just to add to the confusion, "run the gamut" and "run the gauntlet" are both idioms. To "run the gamut" is to experience the full range of emotions, music, etc. To "run the gauntlet" is to face attacks from many different angles.
* "gantlet" a (a DeathCourse or other ordeal vs "gauntlet" a metal glove. ordeal) vs. "gauntlet". Some dictionaries accept the latter spelling for the formerformer.
** The idiom is always "run the ''gauntlet''", never "run the gantlet". The reason for this is that it derives from a sort of military discipline.
28th Feb '17 9:50:18 AM Bootlebat
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* "gantlet" a DeathCourse or other ordeal vs "gauntlet" a metal glove. Some dictionaries accept the latter spelling for the former
27th Feb '17 6:30:31 AM Trueman001
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* Many Website/YouTube videos claim to be lists of "false facts". If an item is false then, by definition, it isn't a fact.
18th Feb '17 3:13:49 PM GothicProphet
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* "ancestry" (one's family tree) vs. "[[IncestIsRelative incest]]" (sleeping with one's relatives). In certain works it may be possible for one to [[MyOwnGrampa commit incest with their ancestry]], but these two should still never, ''ever'' be confused.
17th Feb '17 4:27:44 AM GothicProphet
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** Also note that adultery refers only to a ''married'' person cheating on their spouse. If you cheat on someone you're dating but not married to, you're a disgusting cheat but not an adulterer/adulteress. What you're guilty of in that case is ''infidelity'' (or just "cheating"). However, if ''you're'' not married but sleep with someone who ''is'', you ''are'' guilty of adultery.
17th Feb '17 4:22:40 AM GothicProphet
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** And then there's "grisly bare", which if it meant anything would mean a horribly injured naked person whose injuries might have been caused by a grizzly bear.

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** And then there's "grisly bare", which if it meant anything would mean a horribly injured naked person whose (whose injuries might have been caused by a grizzly bear.bear).



* "beknighted" (made a knight, carrying a knight or pestered by a knight, perhaps?) for "benighted" (darkened; intellectually or morally ignorant).

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* "beknighted" (made a knight, carrying a knight or pestered by a knight, perhaps?) for "benighted" (darkened; intellectually or morally ignorant). Probably a deliberate pun.


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* "compulsion" (being forced to do something or behave in a certain way) vs. "compunction" (a feeling of guilt). One can rob a bank without ''compunction'' (without regretting it), and one can rob a bank without ''compulsion'' (without being forced to do it). These two should still never be confused.
14th Feb '17 12:46:45 PM Bootlebat
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* Persecute: To harass or oppress through violence vs prosecute: to institute legal proceedings against. Although in some contexts either word would work as in: [[BuryYourGays "Some countries persecute/prosecute gay people"]]
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