Spellings - Is Good Spelling Important - A Few Howlers

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Spellings on eBay
Is good spelling important? How many eBay listings contain really bad spellngs? Does it matter?
We often despair at many of the spellings on eBay. Some of them are so bad that we find ourselves laughing out loud, and at other times, we feel sad about the general standards of literacy, or lack of any. Is this just an eBay phenomenon, or is it universal? Is it poorly educated youths, texters, lack of education, intelligence, or what?
Or are we becoming intellectual snobs?

Problem Words
Words we often notice being mis-spelt include:
sovereign
Elizabeth
commemorative
krugerrand
Churchill
millennium
Commonwealth
Britannia
miniature
member
British
Forth
certificate
extraordinary
condition
shiny

People Who Live in Glass Houses...
...Should not throw stones.
We all make typo's (typographical errors). I certainly have decided that my fingers are dyslexic, but there are spell-checkers in most word-processing and web-authoring software. Again, we probably all forget occasionally to run the spell-checker, and good spellers probably forget more than do poor spellers. Also it's possible to mistype and get another valid word, so that the spell-checker fails to spot it, but, having made due allowance, and my own excuses in advance, for human error, it seems as though most of the listings on eBay are so hopelessly illiterate, and so carelessly written, that one has to either laugh or cry when reading them.

Cheer Up - Think Positive
We believe that laughter is the best medicine, and it's better to try to enjoy the howlers rather than get cross at, and frustrated by, them. In this spirit, we have made a note of some classic eBay mis-spellings, mainly from the item titles, where you would expect people to care, but some include subtitles, or snippets from the actual listings.

Our Tip - Use a Spellchecker
We mainly wrote this page for entertainment, but as ever, there is a practical side. We suggest that you write your item listing description using a word processor, then "Cut and Paste" it into the eBay Item Description box. It will probably also save you time, and will help to make your listing more professional and attractive to any potential buyer.


Weird Spellings in eBay
  • Queen Elizabeyh Crowns,
  • 2006 £2 coin, Islamabad Brunnel
  • Two Pounds 1986 Commonwhealth Games
  • half sovering (1887) in a pendant
  • FIVE 1977 ELISABETH II JUBILEE COINS
  • £2 pound coin BRUNNEL ACHEIVEMENTS
  • balwick, jersey 1994 1 pound coin resolute1877 ship
  • LIMITED EDITION COMMEMARATIVE RARE 50 PENCE COIN
  • Churhhill crown 1965. 2 Coins. Both in good condition
  • winston churchill crown
  • GEORGE V 1936 uncirculated. Penny Excelent!!!
  • (100) queen elizabeth threepence piecies
  • 2005 50 PENCE"CELEBRATING JOHNSTONES DICTIONERY" RARE"
  • FIVE POUNDS 1993 CORONATION IN CAPSUEL
  • 2000 half soveign coin
  • 2 POUND COIN 2006 BRUNEL ACHEIVEMENTS
  • Coincard Irland 0,20 Pound 1986 h
  • GREAT BRITIAN K941a,1-POUND,1985,PRF,Silver
  • 1977 Queens Jubile Set
  • RARE 911 recovery 1oz. PCGS cetrified Gold Krugerrand
  • FIVE POUNDS 1993 CORONATION IN CAPSUEL
  • Saudi Arabia 1950 Guniea (Sovereign) Gold Coin
  • Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother comemerative coin
  • PRINCE OF WALES AND PRINCESS DIANA COMMEMERATIVE COIN
  • QUEEN MOTHER FIVE POUNDS COIN SILVER PRROF GUERNSEY
  • 10 items found for soveriegn in Coins
  • whinstan churchill and elizabeth 2 coins
  • TWO POUND COIN COMM GUY FAWJES GUNPOWDER PLOT
  • CHURCHILL SILVER COMEMERATIVE COIN 1965
  • SILVER COMMENRATIVE FIVE POUND COIN
  • macoroni £2 pound coin
  • 1 Sovereign GREGOR 916 Gold 1912 #11
  • TWO CAPSULED 1980 VIRINIUM I.O.M. POUND COINS
  • 1900 VICTORIA GOLD FULL SOVERIGN COIN
  • COMMRATVE.
  • COMMRATVE
  • MARCONI COMMEORATIVE TWO POUND COIN+++100 YEARS+++RARE
  • You are bidding on one 1984 Unuted Kingdom PROOF GOLD Half SOVEREIGN
  • NEITHERLANDS
  • Unsearched Sliver Coin lots plus Gold
  • 1981 ELIZBATH II CHARLES DIANA WEDDING CROWN CASED MINT
  • Charels and Diana 14 Royal Wedding coins,
  • 1998 GB Silver Britainnia £2 Coin UNC
  • guy fawkes commemrative 2 pound coin, 2005
  • SOUTH AFRICA GOLD KRUGERRAND MINITURE
  • SIR WINSTON CHURCHHILL COMMEMIRATIVE CROWN
  • 25th Ann Mebber E U 50p coin in case
  • 25th Anniversary of Mebership of the
  • MILENIUM 2000; 1 CROWN Coin
  • COMMANWEALTH
  • CERTYFICATE
  • Extraordinay
  • JACK NIKOLAUS 3* 5 POUND NOTE
  • GIBRALTA
  • Reverse: Britannia (in exerggue) Britannia seated facing RIC. 846 It is likely that this rare coin, one of Hadrian's "Province" series, and datedto 134-8, was actually struck in Britain The coin has porus surfaces, and is generally in near very fine grade. The types and the word BRITANNIA are generally clear Authenticated by a professional coin and antiquity collector.
  • Items will be sent immediatly upon payment
  • SOVEREIGN 1913 GOLD coinage kruggerang currency
  • Genuine Authentic Britsh pound coin
  • WOW!! This item is a genuine Bristish one pound coin. The reverse of this rare coin features the fourth railway bridge
  • good condidtion, very shinny, 2005 1 pound coin, very recent , picture of bridge on one side. good alround coin etc....
  • THE MILLUNNIUM NEWSPAPER!! from 2000! MINT CONDIT.
  • Good Condition Rebok Running Shoes, Size 4 (UK)
  • QE11 2002 GOLDEN JUBILEE £25 GOLD 22CTSOVEREING
  • George V11 1913 Full Gold Sovereign
  • E92 CHURCHILL COMMRETIVE 1965
  • ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA SILVER COIN CHURCHILL
  • This is a full 22ct gold Soverign George V 1913
  • Gold Sovereign 1965 Royal Mint 22ct pure gold 8g
  • COMMEMORATIVE 50p PIECE JOMMSONS DICTIONARY 1755
  • CHARLES AND DIANA WEDDING COMEMORATIVE CROWN
  • GB Dian Memorial 1999 5 pound coin
  • £2 coin BRUNNEL ACHEIVEMENTS!
  • 1929 george vi full sovereign
  • Commemerative 50p Coin, Public Libraries
  • Gold Sovereign 1965 Royal Mint 22ct pure gold 8g
  • 5 commerative £2 pound coins. all very good condition
  • 1998 un circulated coin set 1p to 2 pound(pack)
  • A Two Pound Silver Britannia 1998 Supberb
  • ALDERNERY TWO POUND SILVER COIN 1992
  • COIN : G.B. Enamalled Victoria GOLD ½ Sovereign 1872
  • this crown is not for sale plesae do not bid
  • 1965 CHURCHILL COMMEMORTIVE COIN.
  • 1977 CROWN IN ORIGIANL CASE AND 1953 CROWN , (J)
  • TWO POUND COMMERATIVE SCOTTISH COIN. 1986.
  • 1989 TWO POUND COIN £2 TERCENTERY OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS
  • two pound coin spelling misteak letter mising
  • 2005 GB Gold Proof Britainnia Coin Set
  • Spanish Special Edition DON QUICHOTTE 2 Euro Coin – BU
  • GB 1951 FESTIVAL OF BRITIAN CROWN RED BOX LOT15
  • Charles& di coin
  • queen mohter 80th. birthday commemerative crown.
  • prince of wales/ lady spencer commemerative crown.
  • 1/10 Oz PURE PALLAIDUM ROUND BAR COIN BULLION GOLD LOOK
  • 1982 gold half sovereign, uncirlucated
  • REPLICA,FAKE,EVASION DOLLARS KRUGAR, 2 POUND PIECE
  • Half Soverign George V
  • Half Soverign Edward VII
  • 1985 SILVER PROOF £1.00 WELCH DESIGN BOXED+COA
  • balwick, jersey 1998 1 pound coin resolute1877 ship
  • 2000 Millennium gold half sovereign, uncirlucated
  • AUSTRALIEN SIDNEY 1/2 SOVEREIGN 1914 S GOLD
  • *scotland*firth of fourth*genuine token*legal tender*
  • 1996 COMONWEATH GAMES £2 MINT COIN. 20 YEARS THIS YEAR
  • Full GOLD Sovereign COIN 1979 (22 carrat)
  • Sovereign. 1925 Kig George V
  • Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother comemerative coin
  • the 25th anniversary of Quen Elizabeth
  • BeiJing 2008 Olympic Games Green Mascot Proof Coin
  • collectable and rare £2 coin St PAUL'S CATHERDRAL
  • collectable and rare £2 coin steam locamotive
  • Quean Victoria Memorial Medal 1901
  • 2003 Gold Proof Sovereign -- fantasic piece
  • George V- 3 sovereign coins, full half and 1/8th
    George V; Sovereign, 1915, F. Catalogue value, £100.
    GeorgeV; Half Sovereign,1914, VF. Catalogue value, £55.
    GeorgeV; 1/8th of a Sovereign,1922-M, VF. Catalogue value, £25.
  • madallion from battle of trafalgar (authentic reproduct
  • whinstan churchill and elizabeth 2 coins
  • COMMRMORATE 25th Anniversary of Ellizaberth 11 22ct. pl
  • COMMEMORATIVE 50p PIECE JOMMSONS DICTIONARY 1755
Mainly Coins
Most of these listings are coin-related, as we use eBay ourselves to sell and advertise a small percentage of our products. Where we have seen other boobs from other sections, we have included them. Many more to follow...

About the Author
Lawrence Chard is a director of Chard Coins of Blackpool, England, and has over 42 years experience in numismatic and bullion coins.
Chard have maintained a dealing service for both collectors and investors in bullion and numismatic coins. During the period from 1965 to 1971, we were one of only a small number of dealers who were granted a dealers licence.

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