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|Subject: More Pet Peeves||Date: 11/17/2012 9:11 AM|
|Author: legalwordwarrior||Number: 12735 of 13878|
I was checking out some headlines on AOL and saw a link for signs your spouse may be cheating. The problem with the link? Here's the wording:
"Here are some signs you should be weary of"
The word should be spelled wary.
I can understand how it can happen. Wear is a word that sounds like you could just add a "y" to get the right word.
Problem is, when you add the "y" you get a totally different word with a different pronunciation.
And there isn't a spell-check in the world that would catch it.
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