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phreakout13
Jan 20, 2004, 10:31 PM
is it spelled lil' or li'l?

scem0
Jan 20, 2004, 10:35 PM
lil'......

duh. Who spells it li'l?

:rolleyes: ;)

scem0

phreakout13
Jan 20, 2004, 10:36 PM
me:eek:

themadchemist
Jan 20, 2004, 10:37 PM
can you say 'little'?

Doctor Q
Jan 20, 2004, 10:51 PM
Artists spell it Lil'.

Examples:"
Lil' BowWow
Lil' Flip
Lil' Kim
Lil' Mo
Lil' Romeo
Lil' Troy
Lil' Wayne
Lil' Zane

But The famous comic strip by Al Capp was Li'l Abner.

dave1234
Jan 20, 2004, 10:56 PM
Never heard the li'l way, thats wierd. I usually say lil, when i wanna get my thought out faster. But normally, Little works for me just fine.

kettle
Jan 21, 2004, 11:27 AM
If it were li'l, it should really be li'le or li'l', but they look even more stupid.

...and as stupid goes, only making a thread about it, and wanting to reply to a thread about it would be more stupid.:p

yes I know:)

Raid
Jan 21, 2004, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by kettle
...and as stupid goes, only making a thread about it, and wanting to reply to a thread about it would be more stupid.:p

yes I know:)
<bad pun>
So would that be a case of Kettle calling the pot black? :D :D :D :D ;)
</bad pun>
Oh I find my self sooooo funny! :p

Doctor Q
Jan 21, 2004, 07:13 PM
Your li'l joke was good, Raid. I'm glad I raid it.

Abstract
Jan 21, 2004, 07:28 PM
If I'm trying to write the word I'll, can I write it as Il'l??

PS: English is stoopid.

Awimoway
Jan 21, 2004, 07:58 PM
It's a nonstandard contraction anyway, so fussing over its details is moot.

However, for the sake of wasting time . . .
Li'l would be most logical since apostrophes usually represent omitted letters and since two apostrophes in one word is, to the best of my short-term recollection, never right (thus counting out li'l').

However, correct usage follows actual usage (despite what a lot of stuff-shirt language purists would have you believe), so if DQ (and I don't mean Dairy Queen) is correct, Lil' is proper even if it's illogical. English, after all, has never been governed by logic.