I put a spell on you

It’s probably the writer/editor in me but I really hate when people misspell common words or use them incorrectly. So what are these words?

Taking the #1 spot: “your” and “you’re”. I can’t count how many times I’ve gotten an email that says “your welcome”. Even some of the smartest businesspeople I know have made that mistake. For the record, it’s “you’re welcome”.

When I vented on Twitter today, I received multiple responses from communicators expressing their own pet peeves:

@mnisnis and @ACHOOGIRL pointed out “there”, “their” and “they’re” while @StephenWelch11 mentioned “its” and “it’s”. All very good examples – “They’re” right about those!

Another word that comes to mind is “tomorrow” – I can think of three people I know off the top of my head that spell it with two m’s. The sun won’t come out tommorrow but it will come out tomorrow!  🙂

Got a spelling pet peeve you’d like to share? Leave a comment or feel free to tweet me!