Attempted Correction Fail

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17 Responses to “Attempted Correction Fail”


  1. 1 spinachflame May 19, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Beanie Babies?? How old is this picture?

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  2. 2 Elz May 19, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Sadly, less than eight hours old. I just took it today. Haha.

  3. 3 Murphy May 19, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Is the fail in the spelling of Doughnuts?
    As far as I know, donut is also recognized as a correct spelling.

  4. 4 Grammar Police May 19, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Donut is considered correct in America, although I don’t quite understand why…

  5. 5 CM May 19, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Really? I always got corrected if I left out the u in doughnut.

  6. 6 TM May 20, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Originally it was a compound word: doughnaught (naught like zero, as in naughts and crosses).

  7. 7 Charlie May 20, 2008 at 9:05 am

    I’m sure “doughnut” is the English spelling whereas the American is “donut”

  8. 8 REK May 20, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    doughnut = acceptable in America
    donut = acceptable in America

    Dounut = pretty sure wrong everywhere

  9. 9 Alena May 21, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    I concur.. sadly, “donut” is now an accepted spelling of the word. America fail.

  10. 10 Ben May 24, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Perhaps America felt it would be more efficient to remove the extra letters. Think of all the saved time!

  11. 11 Leenie May 29, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    One more reason American should be recognized as its own language so we can leave the poor people who speak actual English with their sanity.

  12. 12 Harrison June 6, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    … Am I the only one who read it as “doxnut?”

  13. 13 Cynthia June 15, 2008 at 4:11 am

    Donut is an acceptable spelling of doughnut in North America. The fail in this picture is in recognising that it wasn’t in fact fail.

    Title: Allegation of bad correction failed.

  14. 14 Sçium June 15, 2008 at 5:29 am

    Yea, come on people, doughnut? Nobody in America has EVER spelt it that way (Take it from an American, or you could look and see how Dunkin DONUTS is spelt… Gah Englishpeoples)

  15. 15 Victoria June 16, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    What puzzles me is how Beanie Babies = do[u]nuts and candy…

  16. 16 Kaz June 20, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    I just write doughnoughts and piss everyone off. I mean, that’s what it is – a nought made of dough.

  17. 17 Odorikakeru June 22, 2008 at 2:48 am

    I have always believed that the first doughnuts were small, round balls of fried dough, about the size of a hazelnut. Thus, the name “doughnut” came from the idea that they were nuts made of dough.
    At least the OED has the spelling “Doughnut” or “Dough-nut” going back to 1809.


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