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  1.    #1  
    ok, before i begin, i am not a grammar police nor do i play one on TV, but i do have a small grammatical pet peeve.

    it is one that i see A LOT here on visorcentral -- the spelling of the word "definitely" as "definately".

    i know this is being anal but i've seen it too many times to ignore it. i've actually seen it spelled incorrectly more times than correctly.

    thanks for listening to me moan and groan -- it's been a slow wednesday.

    ps - and before you rant on about people who use nothing but lower cases, i'm too lazy to press down that extra key, so bug off.



    [Edited by Nhatman on 10-18-2000 at 03:23 PM]
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    Originally posted by Nhatman
    ...the spelling of the word "definitely" as "definately"...

    ...i've actually seen it spelled incorrectly more times than correctly...

    ...it's been a slow wednesday...
    Definitely a sloooow Wednesday...

    A search of the forums revealed the following...
    Definately returned 120 threads
    Definitely returned 457.

    Guess you haven't read them all yet...
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    MarkEagle
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    DEFINITELY guilty as charged...

    I'm so used to acronyms that I'm suprised I can write English at all..

    I'll work on it
    "Stupid Handspring."
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    it is one that i see A LOT here on visorcentral -- the spelling of the word "definitely" as "definately".

    i know this is being anal but i've seen it too many times to ignore it. i've actually seen it spelled incorrectly more times than correctly.
    Don't forget the on the internet, English isn't everyone's primary language.
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    I guess that was in response to my misspelling of the word in a news item today.

    Next time just email me
    James Hromadka, TreoCentral Editor
    Houston - EST. 1836
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    Then there's that name, Hromadka...

    The folks at Ellis Island would correct the spelling if you came through.
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    Originally posted by Gameboy70
    it is one that i see A LOT here on visorcentral -- the spelling of the word "definitely" as "definately".

    i know this is being anal but i've seen it too many times to ignore it. i've actually seen it spelled incorrectly more times than correctly.
    Don't forget the on the internet, English isn't everyone's primary language.
    that is 'definately' tru!
    <IMG WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="50" SRC=http://www.visorcentral.com/images/visorcentral.gif> (ex)VisorCentral Discussion Moderator
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    Originally posted by Fishscaler
    Then there's that name, Hromadka...

    The folks at Ellis Island would correct the spelling if you came through.
    Ha! Bonus points if you know how to pronounce Hromadka
    James Hromadka, TreoCentral Editor
    Houston - EST. 1836
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    Originally posted by JHromadka
    Originally posted by Fishscaler
    Then there's that name, Hromadka...

    The folks at Ellis Island would correct the spelling if you came through.
    Ha! Bonus points if you know how to pronounce Hromadka
    That's an easy one...."pronounced rum-odd-kuh, or Rum+Vodka-V" see http://www.hromadka.com/Writings/Bio.htm

    Now, how do you pronounce 'Frans Wilbrink'?

    <IMG WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="50" SRC=http://www.visorcentral.com/images/visorcentral.gif> (ex)VisorCentral Discussion Moderator
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    Frunz Vilbrink...

    I was going to ask you how you knew about James's web-site but you are a moderator so of course you know all these things about him...
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    Originally posted by kalahari
    Frunz Vilbrink...
    Nice try... but not ever close

    Originally posted by kalahari
    I was going to ask you how you knew about James's web-site but you are a moderator so of course you know all these things about him...
    No, just common sense... visit his personal website and you can't miss it....
    <IMG WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="50" SRC=http://www.visorcentral.com/images/visorcentral.gif> (ex)VisorCentral Discussion Moderator
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    Originally posted by kalahari
    I was going to ask you how you knew about James's web-site but you are a moderator so of course you know all these things about him...
    It's listed at the bottom of his signature - on all his posts to the board.
    "Attitudes are contagious... Is YOURS worth catching?"
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    Yikes, James! You're a lot younger than I thought. I pegged you as being 40-something. After all, you're a senior editor.
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    Originally posted by Fishscaler
    I pegged you as being 40-something.
    Hey!!!... I resemble that remark...
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    MarkEagle
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    I think a spell check would be nice. If I could only use words that I was certain I was spelling right, I would be limited to a two sylabul..syllabul..syllable(?) vocabulary.
    BobbyMike
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    MarkEagle, you wouldn't happen to be a Buy-Centennial-arian by any chance.

    (Graddeated hi skewl in 1976, that is.)
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    Originally posted by Fishscaler
    (Graddeated hi skewl in 1976, that is.)
    '78...
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    MarkEagle
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    Originally posted by JHromadka
    I guess that was in response to my misspelling of the word in a news item today.

    Next time just email me
    my rant wasn't really a response to your misspelling -- your news item was kind of the straw that broke the camel's back.

    i was going to email you, but i thought i'd have more fun this way (wasn't i right?). besides, it was a slooow wednesday.

    and markeagle, how nice of you to check up on the how many times that word was misspelled -- guess it was a slow wednesday for you too.

    ps - now for a little more fun on thursday, let's talk about screen protector patents....
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    Yeah, every once in a while I make a typo in news items because I'm in a hurry.
    Originally posted by Nhatman
    ps - now for a little more fun on thursday, let's talk about screen protector patents....
    Let's not and say we did
    James Hromadka, TreoCentral Editor
    Houston - EST. 1836

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