Clive Robinson February 26, 2010 5:41 PM

As a well renound offender against the English spelling and vocab etc it made me smile.

However one thing,

How would a squid tell the difference between

1, Gas Mantel
2, Gas Mantle

And could you tell from where it came?

Martin Budden February 27, 2010 3:27 AM

Here’s another:

six quid: six pounds sterling (quid is UK slang for pound, cf buck for dollar)
“here’s that six quid I owe you”

sick squid: diseased cephalopod
“there’s a sick squid in your tank”

jgreco February 27, 2010 12:03 PM

@Martin Budden

I hereby declare you master of puns. Very rarely do things on the internet literally make me ‘laugh out load’. 🙂

yt February 27, 2010 1:55 PM

I am forever mixing up “discreet” and “discrete”. At least I know I can count on that set of points to keep quiet about sensitive topics.

vegivamp March 1, 2010 7:37 AM

My poking piqued the peke on the peak to peek at the hungry squid below.

I now have a new .sig.

jgreco March 1, 2010 12:43 PM


Arg! My most common typo strikes again. I used to make simple typos like “teh” instead of “the”, but it seems most of my typos these days involve swapping out words that look or sound alike. I think the correct word but somehow my fingers don’t quite get the message 🙂

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