Do you know how to spell "definitely"?

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Do you know how to spell "definitely"?

  1. Yes

    12 vote(s)
    21.1%
  2. No

    7 vote(s)
    12.3%
  3. Definately!

    5 vote(s)
    8.8%
  4. Definetely!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Definitely!

    33 vote(s)
    57.9%
  1. weg macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Just wondering, since this seems to be the most frequently misspelt word on MR..
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    To be honest, the clue is in the thread title... ;)
     
  3. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    I used to spell a lot of words incorrectly until I started using OS X and Firefox spell checking on posts. Now it is mostly my questionable grammar... :)

    definitely
     
  4. artalliance macrumors 6502

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    The title of most misspelled word goes to our "I before E except after C" friends:

    RECEIVE and WEIRD
     
  5. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Unless he spelt it wrong on purpose.:p
     
  6. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Your bloody avatar had me waiting for a minute then. I was wondering what my Mac was doing. :D
     
  7. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Seems to me their a lot of people that can't tell they're theres from there theirs either. :p
     
  8. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Surely spelling lose as loose must be the most common spelling error on MR? Jars every time I see it!
     
  9. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Your right about that. ;)
     
  10. MacNut macrumors Core

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  11. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    What about 'their?'

    i before e except after c is a load of poo. There are more examples but ive had a few beers and im slurring my turds.
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    That is a good reason not to drink.
     
  13. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Meh, I've always thought misspelled was the past tense of misspell. :confused: Words. They're there, to each their own.
     
  14. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Isn't it misspelt?
     
  15. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    When I type, no. When I right yes.

    I am strange like that so I put "no"
     
  16. Lau Guest

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    Do you mean "write"? :p
     
  17. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Only in places where "whilst" won't cause giggles.
     
  18. weg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Whilst I'm neither a linguist nor a native speaker, I'm pretty sure that it's ok to use "misspelt" here ;-)
     
  19. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I hate it... I always use MS word and I type it incorrectly, and even the spell checker doesn't know what the hell I typed in... no results come up! I usually spell it (massively incorrectly) definately
     
  20. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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  21. artalliance macrumors 6502

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    Picture 2.png

    Everybody wins :)
     
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  23. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    #25
    i try to ignore spelling errors. i just don't want to nitpick, but most irksome to me are alot (ugh) and the confusion people have between its and it's. the most understandable mistake to me is not knowing the difference between awhile and a while.


    *edit*
    i just remembered the most annoying: "off of."
     

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