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IT IS "DEFINITELY" Can we please please please learn just that one?

(53 Posts)
LordPalmerston Sat 22-Mar-14 07:49:43

* bad night *

ilovesooty Sat 22-Mar-14 07:51:57

You'll get directed to pedants" corner. This won't end well. Hope you feel better soon.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Sat 22-Mar-14 07:52:59

In Glasgow it is very often 'definately'

Finbar Sat 22-Mar-14 07:53:34

Power to you Lord P !

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 22-Mar-14 07:55:14

As a dyslexic this is my hardest work to spell I rarely use it, because it causes me such issues.

Sirzy Sat 22-Mar-14 07:56:48

that is one of the words I really struggle to spell

Evie2014 Sat 22-Mar-14 07:57:58

Fully agree OP. The number of times I've read "defiantly" for "definitely" is annoyingly high on this site. And it's not an autocorrect thing as I've just tried it.

kim147 Sat 22-Mar-14 08:07:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 22-Mar-14 08:30:44

I always spell this one wrong,I've even managed to confuse my autocorrect it's that bad!

dementedma Sat 22-Mar-14 08:34:09

In Scotland it is pronounced definETly in a very dramatic way.
Are you up for a night oot?

Shockers Sat 22-Mar-14 08:34:59

If you remember that it contains the word finite, you will remember how to spell it.

MammaTJ Sat 22-Mar-14 08:36:46

It's 'certainly', when I have my moments of doubt!

It used to be 'frequent loose stools' too before I learnt that 'diarrhoea' is 'Doesn't It Always Run Really Horribly Over Each Ankle'.

There is usually a suitable alternative if you are unsure of a spelling.

Oh and 'There, Their and They're', they all begin with THE, so no excuse for Thier. 'Here and there' for There, They are contracts to They're, so that leaves only Their for belonging to them!

kinkytoes Sat 22-Mar-14 10:38:39

MammaTJ I actually love you for that post. I will never mis-spell diarrhoea again! Huzzah!

MammaTJ Sat 22-Mar-14 11:00:13

kinkytoes you will forget it was me in time, the same as I forgot who posted it on MN originally!

I am a student nurse and have shared it with a few of my cohort!

Forgettable Sat 22-Mar-14 11:04:07

Hahahahha at mammaTJ, that is rather super

Lord P you need coffee my love < strokes hair>

Yo Finbar, you bin out up to no good with 'er again, hmmmm? grin

CloverHeart Sat 22-Mar-14 11:09:55

Definately, definitely....

Potato, potaahto...


RufusTheReindeer Sat 22-Mar-14 11:17:55

Definitely is a spelling I always struggle with, no idea why

And exercise..keep trying to stick an extra c in!

And spellcheck is no bloody help either!

whereisshe Sat 22-Mar-14 11:21:57

I quite like it when people use defiantly instead. It's invariably amusing in context.

LordPalmerston Sat 22-Mar-14 16:16:47

Lol. Who are you F?

I always bridle at, 'Your going to' and suchlike, but the ones I hate the most are, 'What stationary do you like?' and, 'I'm sending the invites.' These two are inexcusable, imvho.

LordPalmerston Sat 22-Mar-14 16:46:50

Invites. Ew. So working class

ikeaismylocal Sat 22-Mar-14 16:53:24

I have tried and failed to learn how to spell above mentioned word, I have given up and now tend to use absolutely.

Yabu to be so narrow minded about people's possible learning difficulties.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 22-Mar-14 17:01:13

Lol? Lol? That would be LOL. <sigh>

Ehhn Sat 22-Mar-14 17:32:27

The way I teach it is through etymology -

If something is FINITE, it will DEFINITELY FINISH.

From the Latin finire, to end... Which gives us all those words above (and the French finir, to end/finish).

Also, separate has a rat in it... I get pupils to draw an evil looking rat, eating an e.

And stationEry involves Envelopes.

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