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Any student of the English language can tell you that English spelling is, well, awful. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it. Comb rhymes with home but not bomb, and lost rhymes with tossed but not host! Simply put, WTF? Well, guess what? Spelling is hard for native speakers, too! Check out these 13 funny spelling mistakes to see how badly even native speakers can mess things up. These aren’t your average spelling errors. These are errors that actually change the meaning of the sentence…in hilarious ways.

 

Look at each photo, and try to identify the error. For an extra challenge, try to figure out how the spelling mistake changes the meaning of the sentence and why the incorrect version is funny. That’s no easy task, so feel free to use the internet if you’re stumped! Once you’ve tried to figure each one out for yourself, click on the solution box to check if you were right.

 

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If you want to practice your English with more funny spelling errors, visit me on Pinterest, where I found all of these funny spelling mistakes! My Spot the Error board has over 100 of these, and I’ve got a Funny Translations board with similar laugh-inducing errors!

 

Related: Are you curious about why English spelling is so crazy? Check out this post to learn why!

 

Funny Spelling Mistake 1: OVER 10 BILLION SEVERED

 

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Solution

Wait a minute. McDonald’s is chopping people up? I knew it was unhealthy, but…

 

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Funny Spelling Mistake 2: THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENTS

 

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Solution

Is there an evil doctor selling his patients? Let’s turn around and go somewhere else!

 

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Funny Spelling Mistake 3: GRAND OPINING

 

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Solution

This is possibly my favorite spelling error of the lot! When you opine, you express your opinion. However, we sometimes use this word in a disapproving way, to suggest that the person who is opining is going on and on about their opinions in an over-the-top sort of way. So, a grand opining would really be quite an event! I imagine someone giving their opinion for about 3 hours without letting anyone else speak! How dreadful! 😆

 

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Related: Want some insight into understanding humor in English? Learn all about the art of the double entendre with a British comedy classic!

 

Funny Spelling Mistake 4: MOUSE FILLED PARTY CAKES

 

It’s worth noting that there’s also a punctuation error here, but this post is focused on spelling errors. If you’re curious, though, there’s a missing hyphen between mouse and filled.

 

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Solution

Would you pay $6.99 for cakes filled with rodents? Ewww!

 

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Funny Spelling Mistake 5: HO MADE APPLE BUTTER

 

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Solution

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think food made by prostitutes is particularly in demand? I would be happy to eat apple butter made by a prostitute (if it were good apple butter), but I didn’t realize it was such a selling point!

 

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Related: Learn 5 English idioms and proverbs about apples! 🍎

 

Funny Spelling Mistake 6: IF DOOR DOESN’T CLOSE PROPERLY. GIGGLE THE DOOR KNOB

 

The period after properly should be a comma, by the way, but that’s not the error you’re looking for! Also, doorknob is one word.

 

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Solution

Hehe! If I laugh enough, I guess the door will close properly?

 

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Funny Spelling Mistake 7: ORDER YOUR SUPER BOWEL PARTY PLATTERS!!

 

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Solution

Personally, if I’m going to any type of bowel party, I don’t want anything to eat. And a super bowel party? Gag me with a spoon!

 

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Funny Spelling Mistake 8: 15 BEST THINGS ABOUT OUR PUBIC SCHOOLS

 

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Solution

I didn’t realize my pubic area had so much to learn! I wonder how much tuition is…

 

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Funny Spelling Mistake 9: ILLEGALLY PARKED CARS WILL BE FINE

 

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Solution

Thanks for the reassurance! I guess I don’t need to worry if I park here then. My car will be fine!

 

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Funny Spelling Mistake 10: PLEASE USE TONGUE OR TISSUE PAPER WHEN MAKING YOUR SELECTION, THANK U

 

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Solution

I understand that you don’t want me to use my fingers when selecting a bagel, but isn’t it worse to use my tongue? Just saying.

 

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Funny Spelling Mistake 11: VAN CAMP’S PORN & BEANS

 

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Solution

Porn is popular. Beans are popular. But together? I’m not so sure… Also—and I know I’m splitting hairs here—how much porn can you really fit into a 15 oz. can?

 

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Funny Spelling Mistake 12: CUSTOMER PARKING ONLY / ALL OTHERS WILL BE TOAD

 

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Solution

It looks like this parking lot has hired a witch to manage its affairs. Towing your car is nothing. This place is going to turn you into a warty little toad!

 

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Related: Learn 12 English animal similes to add flair to your English

 

Funny Spelling Mistake 13: NO SMOKING ALOUD

 

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Solution

Shhhhhh! I’m sick and tired of all these loud smokers! You can smoke, but shut up about it!

 

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How many of these funny spelling mistakes did you get?

 

These were not easy, so each one you got should feel like an accomplishment. Especially if you managed to figure out why the error made the sentence funny!

 

As you can see, the correct spelling of words can sometimes be extremely important! I mean, how many guests do you think would accept an invitation to your Super Bowel party? 😉

 

Did you have a favorite funny spelling error? Share with us in the comments!

 

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