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What are some words you find yourself writing a million times a day but continue to spell wrong each time?

I'll go first with "constitution" and "constitutionality". Runner up is "statue" vs "statutes". 

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Indict and indictable for crim get me everytime. It's one of those wonderful words in the english vocabulary where you have to consciously remind yourself how it is properly spelled in your mind while writing.

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While not (yet hopefully) in law school, I can say working for the gov't the most common / hilarious typo I see is 'public' vs 'pubic'.

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Oh gawd, I remember in 1L contracts no matter how many times I’ve attempted to spell unconscionability, MS word would give me that goddamn red squiggly underline :’(

2 hours ago, Kalobis said:

While not (yet hopefully) in law school, I can say working for the gov't the most common / hilarious typo I see is 'public' vs 'pubic'.

It must be a great experience learning about how city hall governs our pubic areas. 
 

 

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I can never spell harassment or accommodation without relying on spell check. Which is not great for an employment lawyer.

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For some reason I very often misspell receive and receipt. 

I also commonly typo "now" into "not" and vice versa. That can be pretty bad!

"You do not need to worry about it, dear client"

"You do now need to worry about it, dear client"

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I had to train my phone and computer to stop autocorrecting “voir dire”. Kept getting vid Dore. I do not know why. 

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1 hour ago, Hegdis said:

I had to train my phone and computer to stop autocorrecting “voir dire”. Kept getting vid Dore. I do not know why. 

You read Doré too much without the appropriate accent, like most anglos? :)

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not about spelling, but I always have to stop and think about who is the mortgagor and who is the mortgagee. I much prefer borrower and lender.

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Are we at the point where we can use a gender neutral singular "they" in pleadings?  Would honestly make life a bit easier. 

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How is it spoliation and not spoiliation?

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On 9/28/2020 at 3:00 PM, ArmyToLaw said:

"Ratio" --> "ration" 🙄

I thought I was the only person who did this. Why does my brain automatically hit the n key immediately after I type ratio?

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