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WomAn and WomEn confusion.

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SpectralPlot · 27/11/2020 10:44

Why is this increasing?

Didn't post in Chat or AIBU because I didn't want the minority with learning difficulties or dyslexia to take it the wrong way but if not why?

Plural and singular nouns we learn at Primary School (like potato/potatoes), basic, basic stuff and this is a predominantly female forum.

If you can't see WOMAN spelt correctly on MN, where can you?

Ah, that's better.

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kursaalflyer · 27/11/2020 10:54

Are you talking about spelling? Only if you say the word 'woman' and hear the schwa, 9 times out of 10 it would spelt with an 'e'. Not saying it's right and haven't seen it myself but just a suggestion.

PlanDeRaccordement · 27/11/2020 10:57

I’ve seen “womyn” as well....

SpectralPlot · 27/11/2020 11:21

Only spelling where it's repeated, not a typo. TBF I've seen it elsewhere on social, now encroaching onto MN. May be a case of people seeing it elsewhere believing it to be correct.

No one seems to be mixing 'man' and 'men' up however, course not.

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