View Full Version : Who are you doing?


mildadhd
07-30-11, 11:40 PM
This thread is to discuss the mix up of words like, who and how
there and their
where and were
witch and which
red and read...etc

What is this mix up called?

I just wrote a friend a short PM to inquire, topic, how she was doing?

I wrote the title as follows " Who are you doing"



And sent the message (or is it massage).

What other similar sounding words get mixed up.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 12:01 AM
My friend won't right me back.

BR549
07-31-11, 12:31 AM
Maybe it's a Freudian Slip? Maybe you really meant to say WHO and not HOW???? Just kidding.

A word or phrase that is heard incorrectly that gives said word or phrase a new meaning is called a mondegreen. So you could have given your friend the message. But I may have heard you say you gave your friend the massage. :p

I'm not sure what's it's called when you inadvertently substitute one word for another and it gives the phrase or word a new meaning. A slip of the tongue?

I know that I commit spoonerisms all of the time. Like saying flutterby for butterfly, flock of bats for block of flats. I even do it with names. Kim and Taren for Tim and Karen, Rangie and Andy for Angie and Randy.

Maybe your friend will right you back when she gets the massage? :p

gypsysway
07-31-11, 12:55 AM
I often say mixed up things but I notice it tends to come from thinking of saying something in more than one way and I will mix them up.

[Maybe it's a Freudian Slip? Maybe you really meant to say WHO and not HOW???? Just kidding.]

minus the just kidding part I was thinking the same thing. You maybe honestly wanted to know how she was doing, but in the back of your mind you also were wonder the "who" part. I may be wrong but I think your subconcous can take over at times.

And if she knows you well enough she either thinks it is funny and just hasn't had time to get back to you, or knows the truth and don't know how to respond.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 01:04 AM
The hole story will come out some day.

gypsysway
07-31-11, 01:07 AM
AHHH that response sounds to me like I was right....lol....keep us posted on that!!

mildadhd
07-31-11, 01:15 AM
AHHH that response sounds to me like I was right....lol....keep us posted on that!!

Do you think I should by her some flowers?

mildadhd
07-31-11, 01:25 AM
I have no write to ask her such questions.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 01:37 AM
Either way she has been won of my best friends.

gypsysway
07-31-11, 01:42 AM
It sounds like you care more for this person then you want to admit, I think you should buy her the flowers and let her know how you feel.

If I am wrong buy her the flowers and tell her your an idiot...

But it sounds to me she expected you felt this way and now she is running it through her head about you.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 01:44 AM
Makes cents.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 01:46 AM
I need a sandwitch.

gypsysway
07-31-11, 01:50 AM
LOL, eat my mom always said your brain works better on a full stomach...

mildadhd
07-31-11, 02:16 AM
I've maid at lot of friends here at ADDF.

Your sweat.

Thanks

mildadhd
07-31-11, 02:27 AM
Being mail, it is hard to express myself sometime.

gypsysway
07-31-11, 02:41 AM
Thanks for your comment, just trying to help. Lots of people have a hard time expressing themselves. Personally I feel life is to short to not tell people how you feel.

Everything happens for a reason. Every time you don't know why the heck something happened you can bet yourself there is a reason behind it even if you don't see it. And if you don't see it or acknowledge it, God has a way of throwing it back in your face until you learn what it is your supposed to be learning.

This is why I called you on your feeling for this person. Your foot in your mouth with the who instead of how, was your subconcious taking over because if it were left up to you, they would never know.

You need to really evaluate your feelings for this person, and know where it is coming from, are you really crazy about them and just wondering if she is doing somebody? Or know she is and are jealous and just can't stand it.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 03:56 AM
Know I now.

gypsysway
07-31-11, 04:00 AM
?? sry you lost me with that one? you know?


In that case let her know...;)

mildadhd
07-31-11, 04:06 AM
?? sry you lost me with that one? you know?


In that case let her know...;)

I just told her the tail.

She asked me, were are the flowers?

gypsysway
07-31-11, 04:17 AM
Lol

sweet


i'm glad


1-800-flowers

i feel like cupid...

buddy
07-31-11, 04:28 PM
My house is maid of would.

sarahsweets
07-31-11, 04:57 PM
Who am I doing? Wouldn't you like to know .......;)

Blueranne
07-31-11, 05:02 PM
High, Im doing fine. Thanks four asking.

tired1823
07-31-11, 05:12 PM
It's diner thyme.

peripatetic
07-31-11, 05:13 PM
exactly who you think i'm do i ng!

tired1823
07-31-11, 05:17 PM
Ok, ok, hoo all got a massage hear? Whose getting flours?

tired1823
07-31-11, 05:20 PM
Nvm, I sea!

mildadhd
07-31-11, 06:56 PM
I asked her out, she said "Know".
Butt she did ask me over for tee sum day.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 06:59 PM
There was no wind, in the blew sky.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 07:01 PM
But my allergies caused me to sneeze and I blue my knows alot.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 07:10 PM
Turns out I had the flew.
And was sick all knight.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 07:23 PM
exactly who you think i'm do i ng!

Every one nose you.
Your always preying for someone.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 07:27 PM
High, Im doing fine. Thanks four asking.

That RHCP song has a neat beet.
Got to love the base.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 07:32 PM
Ok, ok, hoo all got a massage hear? Whose getting flours?

I not shore I'm aloud two say.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 07:40 PM
Nvm, I sea!

Hard to think,eye eight to much.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 07:50 PM
Who am I doing? Wouldn't you like to know .......;)

I would like to now.

peripatetic
07-31-11, 08:02 PM
Every one nose you.
Your always preying for someone.

oui non ewe a swell, fh;)

what sais ewe two that?

mildadhd
07-31-11, 08:13 PM
oui non ewe a swell, fh;)

what sais ewe two that?

Aye hurd yew chews bear bum.

mildadhd
07-31-11, 08:23 PM
My house is maid of would.

Did you billed it your self.

peripatetic
07-31-11, 08:23 PM
hahahaahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

aye wood chews that, butt their two pail.

mildadhd
08-01-11, 12:01 AM
hahahaahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

aye wood chews that, butt their two pail.

Brightening, nice pear though.

confused Buda
08-19-11, 05:25 PM
I am not a native Eng. speaker so my mistakes are more structural. For instance instead of "fully powered" I could say "pully fowered", "brain dump" can become "drain bump" etc. I produced a very funny one this morning but cant remember right now.

I am not alone though; apparently a commentator made a similar (but rather inappropriate) mistake on BBC once; she swapped the capital letters of "west bank".

mildadhd
08-19-11, 09:19 PM
I am not a native Eng. speaker so my mistakes are more structural. For instance instead of "fully powered" I could say "pully fowered", "brain dump" can become "drain bump" etc. I produced a very funny one this morning but cant remember right now.

I am not alone though; apparently a commentator made a similar (but rather inappropriate) mistake on BBC once; she swapped the capital letters of "west bank".


I am born English speaker.

:D