Thursday, April 22, 2010

You Definitely Want to Pay Attention to This!

This week, I've seen the word definitely spelled wrong about 10 times.

Since this is such a common error, I thought I would take this opportunity to say that if you are spelling definitely as definately, you are definitely wrong!

Why does this happen? I think it has to do with pronunciation. Many people pronounce the term as deaf-in -at-ly instead of deaf-in-net-ly. (Yes, I added the "a" in "deaf" deliberately for phonetics.)

An easy way to remember the correct spelling is to think of the word define. If you remember define, you'll be fine!

Sorry, couldn't pass up the great chance to use that corny pun.

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