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Bugging me

Something that's really beginning to bug me in HP stories, mostly slash (because slash is what I mostly read) but I'm sure it applies to others, too. I know it's been mentioned before, but I've just got to get it off my chest.

Pomphrey. No, dickhead, it's Pomfrey.
Dumbledor. No, dickhead it's Dumbledore.
hoard/horde: a miser has a hoard of money, Gengis Khan had a horde of followers.
your/you're: your book, your pen, your unfortunate obsession with Snape. You're going to Hogsmeade, you're going to be expelled, you're an idiot who can't tell a possessive from usage of 'to be'.

Some days, I really wonder at the standard of education in the western world.
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Some days, I really wonder at the standard of education in the western world

uh...there's a standard?
If I had a nickel ($0.05US) for every time I had to stop and figure out if the author really meant than when she wrote then, I'd be rich. Ditto its or it's, sew or sow or so, rain or rein or reign. Hey, wait! I'd be here all day if I listed all homophones in English. I just want to suggest that while spellcheck is good, a real dictionary and familiarity with how it's used is better.

The topic's been approached (http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/5307/guide.htm) before, to no avail. Writers under the influence of their implacable Muse thunder across their keyboards, eyes and ears shut to the realities of good composition.

I feel lucky to have only (http://www.bwrdd-yr-iaith.org.uk/) English to complain about.

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