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Old Jan 2nd 2019, 8:38 pm
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A question for you Brits out there (I'm American):

In the US, we would say, for example, "non resident". But I've seen some Brits use "none resident". Is that a UK thing?

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No. Likely just a spelling error or simple slip of the fingers

Non is a prefix
None is a pronoun.
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Old Jan 2nd 2019, 8:52 pm
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Well, that's what I first thought. But then I kept seeing it in other places.

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Old Jan 2nd 2019, 8:57 pm
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Well, that's what I first thought. But then I kept seeing it in other places.

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It could also be that, in some circumstances, autocomplete doesn't like the look of "non" as a word so amends it to "none." Personally, I've got into the habit of eyeballing my text to try to ensure that stupid misspellings haven't been introduced by the machine, but it's easy to miss some.

Talking of young illiterate people, one I see sometimes is when people write "tonne" when they mean "ton."
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
It could also be that, in some circumstances, autocomplete doesn't like the look of "non" as a word so amends it to "none." Personally, I've got into the habit of eyeballing my text to try to ensure that stupid misspellings haven't been introduced by the machine, but it's easy to miss some.

Talking of young illiterate people, one I see sometimes is when people write "tonne" when they mean "ton."
Or do they? You're presuming imperial, I'm suggesting metric.......

However, there are certainly problems with you're/your, they're/their/there, it's/its, lose/loose, etc.

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Or do they? You're presuming imperial, I'm suggesting metric.......
I've seen things like "A tonne of my friends are going .." or similar..
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I've seen things like "A tonne of my friends are going .." or similar..
A metric tonne of friends per chance?
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I've noticed an increasing rate of typos on online news sources..Telegraph, Guardian etc...severe lack of editor oversight these days.

And reading The Scotsman, Glasgow Herald headlines...they just seem so parochial now which makes me wary of moving back.

Last week the Herald had a headline, '1 in 3 Scots, a clear majority..blah, blah...' also in another article the writer used 'to' instead of 'too', repeatedly.

I gave them a good tutting...

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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post

I've seen things like "A tonne of my friends are going .." or similar..
Let's be fair, there is so much wrong with that expression that spelling is a minor issue......
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Nun of the above?
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Most people under about 60 these days are are illiterate. C'est la vie.
The rest fail to proof-read their posts!
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I've noticed an increasing rate of typos on online news sources..Telegraph, Guardian etc...severe lack of editor oversight these days.
Politico is appalling for that. Not just typos but missing words in a sentence. It's like it wasn't even edited.
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Politico is appalling for that. Not just typos but missing words in a sentence. It's like it wasn't even edited.

I expect better of the UK sources though.
After all...America and all that...
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The rest fail to proof-read their posts!
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