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Another time waster for copy editors

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by SpeedTchr, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/media/spelling-bee-2011/

    Fiendish is right
     
  2. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    14/15. Stupid minutiae.
     
  3. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Got me with a misdirect on the pronunciation of khaki. Robolady said "cocky" so I spelled it cocky. Khaki is pronounced cacky, you droid!
     
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Oops. I thought she said Italian.
     
  5. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    So there were a couple that I spelled correctly, but it said I spelled them wrong. In fact, I did it twice and spelled annihilate correctly both times and it said I was wrong both times.
     
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    WTF is catarrh?
     
  7. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I got that too - wrote guitar.
     
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

  9. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member


    That is a word I encountered on my "vocabulary study lists" whilst prepping for the SAT's back in the 1960s. I do not recall running across it since then...
     
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    God, this is addictive. I've played five times on Difficult and had 13 or 14 right each time, but I refuse to move up to the next level until I get them all.

    Edit: I finally got 15 out of 15 at Difficult. So I went up to Fiendish. Holy fuck.

    Edit 2: I got 12 out of 15 on my best try at Fiendish before words started repeating. I don't drink coffee, but I still should have known cappuccino.
     
  11. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I just got "idyll" and typed "idle." That just seems wrong.
     
  12. wedgewood

    wedgewood Member

    What the hell is an 'ormount'? Stupid British accents. (I know ormount isn't a word, but what the friggin hell is he saying?)
     
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