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    • gettingready
    • By gettingready 7th Aug 16, 2:20 AM
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    Pet related words that are often spelled in the wrong way
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    • 7th Aug 16, 2:20 AM
    Pet related words that are often spelled in the wrong way 7th Aug 16 at 2:20 AM
    I often see people posting about having their pets "spaded" or having their "bowels" repositioned, both quite scary before you realise what is actually meant

    Also , feeding their cats "Whiskers" .. hmmm

    Any more you noticed and want to share?
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 7th Aug 16, 7:01 PM
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    Also females being speyed (forced to dance?) and coats malting.
    • paddypaws101
    • By paddypaws101 7th Aug 16, 7:54 PM
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    Neuted instead of neutered
    Anaconda instead of Animonda carny as a food
    • gettingready
    • By gettingready 7th Aug 16, 9:36 PM
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    Tom cat often used to describe male cats despite them being neutered - or am I wrong here? Always thought Tom cat is a boy that was not neutered. Pls correct me if I am wrong?
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 8th Aug 16, 9:51 AM
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    Tom cat often used to describe male cats despite them being neutered - or am I wrong here? Always thought Tom cat is a boy that was not neutered. Pls correct me if I am wrong?
    Originally posted by gettingready
    I've always used 'Tom' as a general name for any male cat, and called any un-neutered males "that cat down the road with the massive balls", but I think I might be getting it wrong
    • Paradigm
    • By Paradigm 8th Aug 16, 10:42 AM
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    I worked with a guy who told me he was having his dog sprayed, I asked "what colour"? Went right over his head.....
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    • Froglet
    • By Froglet 8th Aug 16, 1:15 PM
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    A bit like those people who don't seem to know the difference between bought and brought.It's hardly difficult! And nothing and something having suddenly sprouted the letter k on the end of it.
    • AylesburyDuck
    • By AylesburyDuck 8th Aug 16, 1:30 PM
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    I have some reptiles as pets, pet hates are, shredded instead of shedded, and Captive bread (makes me really laugh) instead of captive bred.
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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 8th Aug 16, 1:54 PM
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    I met somebody in a park who couldn't pronounce their dogs breed, they said it was a lapso apso .
    • chris n tj
    • By chris n tj 8th Aug 16, 3:17 PM
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    I met somebody in a park who couldn't pronounce their dogs breed, they said it was a lapso apso .
    Originally posted by hollydays


    Love it, we often see Beashon freese, of course these are so called breeders. I try not to think of the poor b itch and her puppies.
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    • *Robin*
    • By *Robin* 9th Aug 16, 4:15 PM
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    Couldn't help but chuckle at a FB post by someone who was worried that their pet needed crucial ligature sugery.
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 9th Aug 16, 5:26 PM
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    Tom cat often used to describe male cats despite them being neutered - or am I wrong here? Always thought Tom cat is a boy that was not neutered. Pls correct me if I am wrong?
    Originally posted by gettingready
    It's one of the tricky things about English. To be more specific, a Tom cat is a male cat with or without his appendages - but an entire Tom is the giant git that comes round and beats up your pets and makes the garden smell really bad


    I do mentally flinch when I hear or read about animals being spaded - makes me think of them being slapped on the bum with a shovel and told not to get pregnant again. And everytime I hear Cockerpoo from certain people (usually the ones who talk about spading round here), I don't initially think of a crossbred dog sold for a fortune, I first imagine somebody going to buy a bird and being convinced by a BYB that's what they are meant to look like, because they're a very rare and exclusive breed of budgerigar.


    Oh yes, and Madam Fluffyknickers' breed is, apparently 'Man Con'. I thought a Man Con was something relating to length, myself.
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    • gettingready
    • By gettingready 11th Aug 16, 1:18 AM
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    Diarrer - and with a capital letter... oh dear..
    • korvskrot
    • By korvskrot 10th Oct 16, 12:00 AM
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    Though I've lived in the UK for 6 years, and spoken English for even longer, I only recently took the time to learn that I was not looking for vets to spray my female guinea pigs... It's not easy!

    Another one I'll give you to giggle at, though it's from a fair 15 years ago, I was sure the dog breed made famous by Disney was called dalmatino.

    Myself, I mostly judge people who call nearly all primates 'monkeys.'

    P.s. The only primate that can possibly be thought of as a pet is the human offspring. I know.
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    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 10th Oct 16, 1:29 AM
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    Never fails to amuse me as to how many animals get to have jags - I often wonder whether they mean a cat or a car


    I still can't fathom where the term "jags" for vaccinations originates.
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 10th Oct 16, 1:51 AM
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    Never fails to amuse me as to how many animals get to have jags - I often wonder whether they mean a cat or a car


    I still can't fathom where the term "jags" for vaccinations originates.
    Originally posted by Feral Moon
    Whenever I hear the word "jags",I always assumed people have mis-heard the word "jabs",-the reference to the needle being inserted. "Jabs" is the word I have always known.
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 10th Oct 16, 12:03 PM
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    Whenever I hear the word "jags",I always assumed people have mis-heard the word "jabs",-the reference to the needle being inserted. "Jabs" is the word I have always known.
    Originally posted by Saver-upper
    Think it's more of a Scots thing to say jags instead.
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    • Person_one
    • By Person_one 10th Oct 16, 1:37 PM
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    Couldn't help but chuckle at a FB post by someone who was worried that their pet needed crucial ligature sugery.
    Originally posted by *Robin*
    That sounds like something auto correct would do to make you look daft.
    • Caroline_a
    • By Caroline_a 10th Oct 16, 2:09 PM
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    I once saw someone who was asking about feeding her dog a roar diet.....
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