Common misspellings. Words ending with "-ment"

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.

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December 29, 2015

Worysmith

Ment comprises of 4 letters. Below are Total 616 words Ending with Ment (Suffix). MENT is not a word but only a combination of letters ment is made up of letters M, E, N and T.
words Ending with MENT

December 09, 2011

Sebcz

Please do, and let me know of the effect.

December 09, 2011

Rosedarc

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

December 09, 2011

Sebcz

@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.

December 08, 2011

Rosedarc

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??

November 12, 2011

Anhong

Thanks to share! Good suggestions, keyword, is indeed a very difficult problem. For non-English region for the chart are concerned.

October 27, 2011

Yangrill

Thanks! Sebcz.

October 26, 2011

Waihs

Thank you very much!

October 25, 2011

Thevegetable

Thanks for sharing. Great blog :)

October 25, 2011

Davesfreelancephotos

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.

October 24, 2011

Maigi

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.

October 23, 2011

Onime

i'll do check spelling. Thanks for sharing. Great blog.

October 22, 2011

Llareggub

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

October 21, 2011

Petarneychev

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

October 21, 2011

Laurasinelle

Thangs for sharing!

October 21, 2011

Francy874

Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

October 21, 2011

smartview27

Interesting. Thanks.

October 21, 2011

Nero67

Thanks for sharing!!!

October 21, 2011

M4rio1979

Thanks for advice

October 21, 2011

Llareggub

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!

October 21, 2011

Rigsby8131

Great advice! Thanks for sharing.

October 21, 2011

Sebcz

I know about such approach. But the images in question have NO correct spelling included which proves it's not the right explanation.

October 21, 2011

Smartcoder

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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