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40 Awkward Times People Didn’t Realize Their Spelling Mistakes on Social Media

AsherJune 11, 2022

We have to be careful about what we write on social media. While many of us will write profound messages on our Twitter feeds and add inspirational captions to our Instagram photos, just one misspelled word can ruin the entire text. In fact, there are entire Reddit threads dedicated to calling out spelling errors on social media. The following people only realized that they had made these spelling mistakes after posting it online and the results are hilarious.

Knowladge Is Power

Don’t you just love it when people will play on someone’s spelling mistakes without them even noticing? This person clearly meant “college” when they wrote “collage” and their parents were quick to point that out.

Knowladge Is Power

However, if the final comment did not make the original poster wake up to their error, then nothing will. Maybe if we all referred to college as “university” like the rest of the world, then no one would have this problem anymore…

No Pane No Gane

Many families are desperate to have a GrillMaster in their lives when the summer comes around. It is an industry-standard household item to have in the garden if one wants to have BBQs during sunny days.

No Pane No Gane

However, if you are planning on selling your GrillMaster online, you better make sure that you put together a semi-respectable ad. Sure, someone’s going to buy it, even if you don’t know how to spell propane, but that purchaser will not be us.

Actively Failing

People can’t help but marvel when a singer is able to reach certain notes, both high and low. Music videos on YouTube are laden with fans in the comments section who can’t get enough of singers who can drop octaves at ease.

Actively Failing

However, many were confused when they read the following comment. They had no idea what the person meant by dropping “a couple actives.” You know someone can’t spell when what they wrote doesn’t even sound like what they mean.

A Hartbreaking Mistake

Asking someone out on a date can be a truly stressful thing to do. It’s hard enough to do this via text message. You really don’t want to say the wrong thing because you’re so desperate for that person to like you back.

A Hartbreaking Mistake

However, there is no denying that spelling mistakes are a real turnoff in any culture. While this guy couldn’t spell to save his life, at least the person he’s into has a sense of humor.

This Should Be Ill Eagle

Why make one spelling mistake when you can make a bunch of them in the same sentence? That’s exactly what this person did on social media when trying to see if their friend could still get an absentee ballot, despite the current conditions they were under.

This Should Be Ill Eagle

However, their query was completely overshadowed by their butchering of the words “friend,” “illegal,” and “absentee.” From this day forward, we will always think of that sick bird of prey whenever we hear the word…

The Pursuit of Humiliation

So apparently, there is a common phrase that goes along the lines of “there is no I in happyness.” This amuses us, for a number of reasons. For a start, we thought the phrase was “there is no ‘I’ in ‘team.’” Secondly, “happyness” isn’t a word.

The Pursuit of Humiliation

It is actually “happiness,” meaning that actually, there is an “I” in it. While the misspelling of the Will Smith movie The Pursuit of Happyness was intentional, this certainly wasn’t.

Hybrid Sofa

It’s amazing how one misplaced space in the middle of a word can change the meaning of it completely. When it came to the following spelling mistake, we wish it was that simple. Anyone familiar with furniture is probably aware of what an ottoman chair is.

Hybrid Sofa

However, this person thought that it was spelled as “otter man.” With that said, we wouldn’t put it past some random person trying to sell a crossbreed of an otter and a human being on Craigslist. Stranger things have been sold on that website.

Sea You Later, Alligator

We are not too sure how accurate the following statement is anyway. It’s highly unlikely that marine animals have some sort of code similar to that of cars on the road.

See You Later, Alligator

But if you are going to make such a bold statement, at least spell it correctly. We think you mean the “right of way,” as opposed to “right away.” On the contrary, this Reddit user caught the spelling mistake “right away,” and so did we.

Fail, Free of Charge

The following phrase is a classic one. It implies that if one has a certain skill, they should at least consider trying to make a living from it. However, it soon became clear that this person definitely wasn’t good at spelling.

Fail, Free of Charge

On the flip side, Jordan’s friend Thomas was quick to call him out on the error. Poking fun at the situation, he charged him $5, implying that he is good at correcting people. Now that is clever.

Holy Wheels

It might not be the most popular part of a vehicle but a catalytic converter is something that car owners will need to replace from time to time. Word of advice though – if you are going to try and sell a catalytic converter on social media, it’s important not to confuse it with some sort of proselytizing priest.

Holy Wheels

The words “catalytic” and “Catholic” are very different things. When paired with the word “converter,” they also mean very different things.

Despicable Meat

There is no denying that filet mignon steak is an absolutely delicious thing to eat. You might want to recommend a steakhouse to a friend if it’s good enough. However, the following person couldn’t tell the difference between what he ate and one of those yellow sidekicks from the movie Despicable Me.

Despicable Meat

Thankfully, the person who had to experience this spelling mistake knew exactly where to redirect his soon-to-be ex-friend – to a Reddit thread that calls out people for doing the exact same thing.

Someone Also Needs a History Lesson

Many families are desperate to bring a tutor into their child’s life so that they can help them improve in certain subjects. This parent shot themselves in the foot though with the following request. Thankfully, someone was ready to call them out with the cheekiest of comebacks, simply attaching a picture of Henry VIII in the comments section.

Someone Also Needs a History Lesson

We think this person should probably get rid of the maths and physics and replace it with history while also doubling down on the English.

Bone Apple Tea

We get why a cheeseburger covered in chocolate chip cookies might make people lose their appetites. Of course, two things can be delicious, but when put together, they can be disgusting. But do you know what disgusts us even more? When someone can’t spell the word “appetite.”

Bone Apple Tea

Moreover, we struggle to move on with our lives when that person spells it as “apple tight.” It’s ironic, seeing that one of the most popular Reddit threads for spelling mistakes is called “bone apple tea.”

You’re Move

It’s amazing how many people can’t tell the difference between “your” and “you’re” even when they are fully grown. A classic thing to do when two friends get into an argument via text messages is to correct each other’s spelling. That’s exactly what happened here.

You’re Move

However, things got way too ridiculous when the person who used “your” wrongly kept making the same mistake. Then, when they finally wrote “you’re” instead, they used that wrongly too! “You’re” is short for “you are!”

Time to Hit the Books

Ironically, one of the only things this person managed to spell right in this post was the word “twilight,” and even then they failed to capitalize the “T.” To be fair, this person did misspell about 80% of the post.

Time to Hit the Books

They didn’t capitalize “did,” they spelled “you” as “u”, “know” as “no,” “from” as “frm,” and “would” as “wuld.” Moreover, they didn’t capitalize “I,” didn’t use an apostrophe in “don’t” and they spelled “to” as the number “2.” What a nightmare.

Bad Hair Day

Seriously, is it really that easy to misspell the word “beard?” Casey does have a good point. There is no reason in trying to do something if you can’t spell the actual word. To be fair though, no one is stopping Tim from growing a beard.

Bad Hair Day

Does he really need consent from his friends on social media to do it? We say just do your thing, Tim! We recommend reading the entire English dictionary though while you grow that facial hair.

Climbing for Your Love

Love can be complicated or very simple, depending on who you ask. Quite frankly, we’d prefer love to be more like the latter, in an ideal world. Do you see what we wrote there? That’s right, “latter.” Unlike this person, who believed that the way you spell this word is the same way you spell the piece of furniture that you use to climb. It’s going to be a lot more difficult for someone to love you if you can’t spell.

Climbing for Your Love

Birds on Fire!

We get why this person was surprised that the flamingos they saw weren’t as pink as they usually look. We guess some flamingos aren’t that pink. However, it’s the way they spelled the name of these birds that we can’t ignore. It’s hilarious, seeing that gulls are also a type of bird.

Birds on Fire!

In a way, we guess that “flaming gulls” is a good way to describe flamingos, seeing that they are birds with a firey pink color. Not to mention the fact that they couldn’t spell “thought” correctly either.

Who’s Jason?

The funniest spelling mistakes come when people sing lyrics incorrectly. Until you sit down and read the lyrics of that little tune you can’t get out of your head, you’re probably butchering a couple of lines. Take this person for example, who made a little mistake on TLC’s “Waterfalls.”

Who’s Jason?

“Don’t go, Jason Waterfalls. Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to. I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all, but I think you’re moving too fast.” Yeah, it checks out.

This Sentence Definitely Isn’t Tidy

Sometimes, one spelling mistake isn’t enough. People will spell 80% of what they wrote wrong and rightfully so, they’ll get called out for it. This new mother took to Facebook to ask her friends a sensible question regarding her baby.

This Sentence Definitely Isn’t Tidy

However, she managed to misspell not one, not two, but three parts of the same sentence. Firstly, it’s “lactose,” not “lack toast.” Secondly, it’s “tolerant,” not “tall of rent.” And the last one? We’re not even going to bother with that one.

Daddy Issues

It’s amazing how much of a difference the comma can make in a sentence. Based on the comments made in this screenshot, it is clear that the person meant, “so much for calling me, dad.” However, the comma changed the meaning completely, causing confusion in the comments section.

Daddy Issues

Thankfully, one of the person’s friends was prepared with some lethal comebacks, saving the very best for last. That comeback deserved so many more likes. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if the dad liked it…

He Has to Be Funny

While some just want to feel taken care of and appreciated, others have all sorts of boxes that need ticking in the love department. Take this person, for example, who created a detailed specification of qualities she wants from what she describes as the “dream boi.”

He Has to Be Funny

However, many were confused when she wrote the following: “Has since of you more.” It took a few minutes before we realized she was trying to write “Has a sense of humor.”

All Caps’ Eve

Halloween is a time of the year when people go crazy in order to lock down some sort of costume. However, it seems like the following person was already living a wild life, especially since they didn’t know how to turn off the “all caps” button.

All Caps’ Eve

But that was only scratching the surface. Not only did they misspell “write” in the comments section, but they also misspelled the very first word of the post – “does!” Maybe they should stay at home for Halloween this year…

Rant Over, Please

It seems like younger people on social media have a tendency to deliberately misspell certain words in order to look cool. For example, words such as “your,” “you,” and “and” get transformed into “ur,” “u,” and “n” in order to save time and earn street cred via texting.

Rant Over, Please

However, when you are writing messages like this to your parents, you might want to rethink how you communicate with them. And spelling mistakes such as “affense” and “loose” are going to be harder to ignore…

Gender Fail

Sadly, spelling mistakes don’t discriminate and all people, regardless of race, gender, age or social status, are capable of making them. While this person was clearly passionate about female empowerment and wanted to use her social media platform to display this, her spelling error ultimately compromised her message.

Gender Fail

You would think that anyone who has social media would be able to differentiate between “woman” and “women.” Sure, there are plenty of intelligent women out there. Apparently, though, they are more intelligent than this one…

A Soup Opera

For some reason, people love to show off the things they have eaten or cooked on social media. But you know what’s worse than sharing photos of the food? Simply describing the food through the power of words. That would have been fine, as far as this person is concerned.

A Soup Opera

However, many were worried when their post seemed to imply that they had used their parents as an “ingredient” for their soup. Thankfully, a missing apostrophe solved the mystery.

Pour Choice of Words

Unfortunately, there are some spelling mistakes on this list that we have to censor out a part of and this is one of them. For the most part, it seems weird that the following question would attract 127 reactions and nearly 200 likes. However, there is a good reason for this.

Pour Choice of Words

We are pretty sure that the person meant “portion out your food” as opposed to what they actually wrote. Then, someone insisted in the comments section that this is exactly what they meant. We doubt it!

Time to Change the Spelling

Honestly, we have no idea what this person is talking about on social media. Without context, it’s difficult to deduce whether this person is alluding to some sort of bug or something to do with the weather.

Time to Change the Spelling

However, it didn’t take long for us to realize that they misspelled the term “climate change,” and in a truly hilarious way. All we could imagine after that was a man who, after experiencing some massive change in his life, decided to climb in response.

This Is Tack Ticking Us Off

Yes, we know that this spelling mistake has nothing to do with Tic Tacs. However, we can’t help but think about those minty treats after reading over the following exchange of text messages. It appears that this person is trying to give their friend some advice in regards to accepting a job offer.

This Is Tack Ticking Us Off

It’s awkward though when you consider that the person looking for a job is correcting the spelling of the person who is providing the advice.

Three for the Price of One

Why have one spelling mistake when you can have three in one sentence? Here’s something to consider though. When you are telling the world that you are planning on signing up to a college, you might want to make sure that you spelled everything correctly.

Three for the Price of One

For dramatic effect, this person’s friend decided to highlight each spelling error in its own separate comment. To be fair, their final comment is some wise advice, based on the circumstances.

Board to Death

Do you know what’s worse than making spelling mistakes? That’s right folks – making spelling mistakes and undermining those who correct you because you are convinced you did nothing wrong. We love the comment that Jeff made when he saw that Rachel wasn’t able to spell “bored” correctly.

Board to Death

However, her response to his comment is driving us crazy and it seems like she also made Jeff lose his patience too. No more clever comments, just saying how it is.

Seize the Day

It’s amazing how many people believe that Caesar salad is named after the classic Roman emperor, Julius Caesar. However, it turns out that it was actually invented by restaurateur Caesar Cardini in the early 20th Century. With that out of the way, let’s get to the spelling mistake at hand.

Seize the Day

This person believed that the name of the salad they ate was actually called a “seizure,” which obviously means something very different. To be fair, if there was anywhere to call it a “seizure salad,” it would be at McDonald’s.

Now We Are “Even”

We live in a culture where everyone seems to be trying to call each other out on social media. This especially applies when someone believes that another is trying to look completely different on their Instagram accounts. We’re pretty sure that this person meant “looks can be deceiving.”

Now We Are “Even”

If you’ve ever watched the show Trailer Park Boys, you would be forgiven if you thought that it was Rick who wrote the following sentence. After all, he’s become infamous for butchering normal words and phrases.

Take a Deep Breathe

Don’t you just love it when spelling mistakes still have a similar sort of meaning to the word it’s supposed to be? Take the faulty term, “asthma sphere,” for example. While it is clear that the gym-goer in question was trying to write “atmosphere,” we chuckled at the way they butchered it.

Take a Deep Breathe

After all, asthma is a respiratory-related illness and an atmosphere alludes a set of gases surrounding Earth. Truth be told, it seems easier to write the word “atmosphere” than “asthma sphere.”

My Word Is My Bond

Many people around the world enjoy lighting a fire, either in their backyard or in the woods, and cooking some marshmallows. However, if this person is deliberately calling it a “bond fire,” is this because they are going to watch a bunch of James Bond movies after?

My Word Is My Bond

Or maybe it is some sort of bonding session with his friends. We hope it was intentional, because if it wasn’t, then they deserve to be on this list.

Digging a Huge Hole

We get it – some people just aren’t fit to be parents. But there is a way to express such a sentiment on social media. And making spelling mistakes while doing it isn’t the way to go.

Digging a Huge Hole

To be honest, we have never heard the terms “spayed” and “neutered” associated with human beings. Technically, it’s OK to do so, but one usually uses these terms for cats and dogs. Now, all we can think of is someone digging a hole…

Your Hippo-Thesis Is Wrong

There’s nothing worse than a hypocrite. Well, maybe people who can’t spell to save their lives, but that’s neither here nor there. When this person spelled the word like the name Hippocrates, the Greek physician from the Age of Pericles, they were setting themself up for a torrent of hilarious comments.

Your Hippo-Thesis Is Wrong

Sure, not everyone is familiar with the influence that Hippocrates had on the world of medicine. These people were simply trying to make the point that this not how you spell “hypocrite.”

Ice Ice, Baby

It’s amazing how one missing comma can completely change the way someone interprets what you wrote. This guy was clearly going out for a jog in the snow and couldn’t help but tell the world about it via social media. The selfie is the ultimate expression of self-indulgence and this guy was loving every minute of it.

Ice Ice, Baby

However, he confused some of his followers when he wrote the phrase, “Jogging baby.” Some were deeply concerned that a baby was out in the snow.

A Drunken Feud

At first, we thought that this person was referring to a kind of position that resorts to fighting. However, after some in-depth research, we discovered a couple of definitions of the term “feudal.” Firstly, it describes the feudalism system, which was the primary legal, cultural, and economic traditions of Medieval Europe.

A Drunken Feud

However, it can also mean extremely old-fashioned. Of course, this person meant the term “fetal position,” in which one lies down like a baby would inside their mother’s womb.

Outraged By This Spelling Mistake

It’s amazing what kind of spelling mistakes people can make when putting together a presentation. It was just a matter of time before some of the students worked out that there was a clear spelling mistake on the first page of this document.

Outraged By This Spelling Mistake

Obviously, “outreach” and “outrage” are very different things. In fact, you could say that they are opposing in nature. Outreach is supposed to bring people closer while outrage certainly drives people further apart.

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