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Meanwhile on Facebook...
I do love predictive text errors, they're often more amusing than boring old typos and they also give you some mental exercise in working out what the poster meant to say.

Here are a couple from this morning's posts on the Creative Crochet Crew Group on Facebook.

From someone asking how to stop her attempts at Tunisian crochet curling up.

"...was getting a little irritating, so wanted onions before going on since i keep frogging[*] it."

A sudden craving for pickles, one wonders? :)

Also this was below a photo of pretty crochet stars.

"They are just great , I could see them as a hanging moral for kiddies room."

Very Victorian that one. I'm sure they would have approved of having "hanging morals" in the nursery to encourage good behaviour.



[*] To "frog" is crochet or knitting slang for unravelling something. Origin: You are going to rip it, rippit, rippit, rippit!

Current Mood: amused amused

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cmcmck From: cmcmck Date: March 19th, 2014 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I was amused by a similar word misuse yesterday.

I love a 'hanging moral.' :o)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 19th, 2014 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I've definitely seen Victorian examples, but normally they're embroidered in cross stitch on a sampler rather than hanging prettily from the ceiling. :)
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: March 19th, 2014 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Hanging morals does sound very Victorian...
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 19th, 2014 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Though I suspect they would be embroidered in cross stitch on a sampler rather than hanging prettily from the ceiling. :)
batwrangler From: batwrangler Date: March 19th, 2014 10:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Frogging seems to have near universal usage in knitting, crochet, needlework (embroidery/cross stitch, etc), and sewing.
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: March 19th, 2014 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
heh! I love the idea of "Would you be wise, bad company despise" carefully crocheted, hanging from the ceiling...
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