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Why can't anyone spell D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SnoopyBoy, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    Seriously, is there a word that gets messed up more than definitely? I was reading a local magazine and after a few times I realized every time the word "defiantly" was in print, it meant "definitely."

    "You defiantly have to come up here and play," said Joe Blow.

    I read that was was wondering if they kidnapped the guy to go play. Terrible.
  2. Fcuk if I no.
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Fenian has been taken over by COCKDIAN!!!!
  4. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    I always spelled it "definately" until March of this year, when something finally clicked.
  5. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    I admit it's one of my more typoed words. Thing is, Word's spell checker usually offers defiantly as first suggestions. It can be easily overlooked, just bad editing.
  6. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    This is one of my biggest pet peeves. My sister spells it wrong, and I correct her every time. It never gets through, though.
  7. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I don't care about definitely -- what I need to see is every single English-speaking person on Earth to repeat this 25 times every night for three months:

    I don't need an apostrophe to make a plural
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Amen, Meat.

    And then the can follow it with 15 rounds of, "I only need one space after a period, unless I'm using a typewriter."
  9. zman82

    zman82 Member

    i hate that word!!!!!
  10. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Oh, let's keep going. Please. ;)

    Like everyone who insists on using "third-straight victory." And INSISTING that's right.

    Or those who have never figured out what's wrong with the phrase, "a two-run single by third baseman, Jim Wilson."
  11. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Ooh, good one.

    I don't know if I can be both the offender and the annoyed on the same thread, but I really wish people would learn the proper state abbreviations instead of, you know, making their own up.
  12. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Shottie: You read my mind. On both accounts.

    Holy fuck.

    I'll add another one: Time-date-place. It's really not that hard, people. Really, it's not. ::)
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