Common misspellings. Words ending with "-ment"


posted on 21st of october, 2011


I've been observing an increasing number of images with particular keywords misspelled. I wouldn't bother to write a blog entry about it, but this case is special. Why? Because all these mistakes come from many different users, and are of one, specific type. The keywords ending with "-ment"" syllable are more and more often spelled as "-mant".





Please note, the correct spellings are:
ENJOYMENT
EQUIPMENT
RETIREMENT
MOVEMENT
TREATMENT
MANAGEMENT
ENVIRONMENT
etc.

NOT enjoyMANT, equipMANT!!! etc.

The possible explanation of this case can be either:
1. There's a corrupted translating software somewhere, in popular use.
or
2. Users copy keywords from each other carelessly, without even using our spell-checker.

Is it important for you as a seller? Well, the majority of buyers will spell the keyword correctly (it's also suggested by Dreamfinder), so your image will just not appear in the results, sales affected.

Please do check your portfolio.

EDITED LATER:
We received some feedback from users, who claim their (online) dictionary gives those misspelled words as correct. As long as this is quite amusing, it's quite probable too, as many sources that are wiki-made are often full of mistakes. Unfortunately. But for your own good, and for our eyes' health, please, use our spellchecker.

Comments (22)

Posted by Sebcz on December 09, 2011
Please do, and let me know of the effect.
Posted by Rosedarc on December 09, 2011
It's strange, I would definitely not have got instrument or entertainment wrong... Next time I'll submit a photo I'll enter one of those words in my EXIF data just to check
Posted by Sebcz on December 09, 2011
@Rosedarc: we do not alter keywords upon review in any automatic way, so that's not an explanation. Besides, we would have only wrong spellings then, wouldn't we. The reason is elsewhere, beats me where, though.
Posted by Rosedarc on December 08, 2011
Very strange thing happened to me, worth checking I think. I recently uploaded some photos with words ending in "ent" in my Photoshop File Info. Words like instrument, entertainment. Now I definitely know how to spell those words and they appear correctly in my file info. But as I checked my keywords on the DT website after approval, instrument had become instrumant and entertainment entertainmant.
You say there's been a increase in such mistakes, so maybe when the files are exported to DT they get automatically modified in the process??
Posted by Anhong on November 12, 2011
Thanks to share! Good suggestions, keyword, is indeed a very difficult problem. For non-English region for the chart are concerned.
Posted by Yangrill on October 27, 2011
Thanks! Sebcz.
Posted by Waihs on October 26, 2011
Thank you very much!
Posted by Thevegetable on October 25, 2011
Thanks for sharing. Great blog :)
Posted by Davesfreelancephotos on October 25, 2011
Today peeple dont spell proper England like what I used to could when I was a children.

There are a lot of contributors on here who's native language isn't English....I think it's understandable when a few mistakes sneak . Even, we native speakers, make mistakes.....some more than others...I have even been told that my spelling of colour is wrong....depending on what side of the Atlantic you're on...you are right but at the same time you are wrong...Does the computer go by US or UK English spellings??...there are a lot of differences. Theoretically all US spelling that varies from UK Spelling is incorrect..where and when did these changes happen?....maybe the difference between "mant" and "ment" is another change , in the happening, I wouldn't be so ada"mant" about spelling....it's their loss and our gain. By the way I'm Scottish...I speak neither UK nor US English correctly. Have a great day.
Posted by Maigi on October 24, 2011
Hoo cears abouut spellying. Amportent is tat peeple cood undestand yoo!

LOL Actually you are very right. Spelling mistakes = missed sales. Who would type into search box peeple instead of people? It could be only very lucky accident, once in a thousand years. But then you pic would be first in the row, of course.
Posted by Onime on October 23, 2011
i'll do check spelling. Thanks for sharing. Great blog.
Posted by Llareggub on October 22, 2011
Nowadays, with ever smarter browsers and spell check dictionaries for pretty much every language available, spelling mistakes seem like the least forgivable. :) I'd like to emphasize the message of this article even more - spell check and don't rush.

For the Firefox users out there, here's how to make the browser spell check even the single line input fields (ex. the title field here at Dreamstime):
1) In the address bar type about:config and confirm the safety warning that might show up
2) In the Filter bar type layout.spellcheckDefault
3) Double click on that item from the results and change the value from 1 to 2


Now that is really iuseful, thanks :D
Posted by Petarneychev on October 21, 2011
Nowadays, with ever smarter browsers and spell check dictionaries for pretty much every language available, spelling mistakes seem like the least forgivable. :) I'd like to emphasize the message of this article even more - spell check and don't rush.

For the Firefox users out there, here's how to make the browser spell check even the single line input fields (ex. the title field here at Dreamstime):
1) In the address bar type about:config and confirm the safety warning that might show up
2) In the Filter bar type layout.spellcheckDefault
3) Double click on that item from the results and change the value from 1 to 2
Posted by Laurasinelle on October 21, 2011
Thangs for sharing!
Posted by Francy874 on October 21, 2011
Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
Posted by smartview27 on October 21, 2011
Interesting. Thanks.
Posted by Nero67 on October 21, 2011
Thanks for sharing!!!
Posted by M4rio1979 on October 21, 2011
Thanks for advice
Posted by Llareggub on October 21, 2011
As smart coder has mentioned I quite often use spelling variations in particular those that change betweeen US and real ;) English, the most glaringly obvious being colour and color!

However have yet to see the ment/mant thing!
Posted by Rigsby8131 on October 21, 2011
Great advice! Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Sebcz on October 21, 2011
I know about such approach. But the images in question have NO correct spelling included which proves it's not the right explanation.
Posted by Smartcoder on October 21, 2011
I think sometimes photographers do it intentionally to make sure that if the buyer users an incorrect spelling, their photos are found.
Using spelling variations is commonly used by many ebay sellers too.

But now a days,with the searches becoming intelligent and DT suggesting keywords as you type, this trick will not be as effective as it used to be once upon a time.



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