Holy crap, its forty not fourty

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    mov.w #$1337,D0 Jeremy G's Avatar
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    Holy crap, its forty not fourty

    And I've been spelling it fourty for 18 freaking years (since I could spell [apparantly not well] at 3).

    What the heck, seriously 4 is spelled four not for. FORGET YOU ENGLISH.




    also, the bank made me rewrite my last deposit because I spelled it "Fourty-Seven".


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    (it should be realized my posts are all in a light hearted manner. And should not be taken offense to.)

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    From some one who understood my distaste for english.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aronomy
    Yeah, the english language is one big freakin mess.


    I before E except after C.......oh yeah, and except after:


    1 "cied" word
    society
    3 "ciet" words
    society
    societal
    societies
    18 "cier" words
    icier
    dicier
    lacier
    racier
    fancier
    glacier
    juicier
    pricier
    spicier
    bouncier
    chancier
    fanciers
    fleecier
    glaciers
    concierge
    financier
    concierges
    financiers
    65 "cien" words
    ancient
    science
    ancients
    hacienda
    incienso
    nescient
    sciences
    scienter
    anciently
    deficient
    efficient
    haciendas
    nescience
    prescient
    scientist
    conscience
    deficiency
    efficiency
    omniscient
    prescience
    proficient
    scientific
    scientists
    sufficient
    ancientness
    calefacient
    coefficient
    consciences
    efficiently
    inefficient
    omniscience
    presciently
    rubefacient
    sufficiency
    coefficients
    deficiencies
    efficiencies
    inefficiency
    insufficient
    neuroscience
    proficiently
    putrefacient
    rubefacients
    sorbefacient
    sufficiently
    unscientific
    abortifacient
    calorifacient
    conscientious
    inefficiently
    insufficiency
    proficiencies
    pseudoscience
    sufficiencies
    abortifacients
    absorbefacient
    conscienceless
    insufficiently
    scientifically
    conscientiously
    unconscientious
    pseudoscientific
    unscientifically
    conscientiousness
    unconscientiousness
    11 "ciest" words
    iciest
    diciest
    laciest
    raciest
    fanciest
    juiciest
    priciest
    spiciest
    bounciest
    chanciest
    fleeciest
    139 other "cies" words

    baccies
    fancies
    mercies
    reccies
    species
    abbacies
    agencies
    curacies
    idiocies
    legacies
    lunacies
    papacies
    piracies
    policies
    decencies
    fallacies
    infancies
    potencies
    prelacies
    primacies
    privacies
    regencies
    secrecies
    tenancies
    truancies
    urgencies
    vacancies
    valencies
    accuracies
    adequacies
    advocacies
    currencies
    delegacies
    delicacies
    exigencies
    intimacies
    lambencies
    pharmacies
    prophecies
    subspecies
    tangencies
    tendencies
    valiancies
    aberrancies
    apparencies
    autocracies
    baronetcies
    candidacies
    captaincies
    coherencies
    constancies
    contumacies
    covalencies
    democracies
    diplomacies
    emergencies
    frequencies
    hesitancies
    immediacies
    indecencies
    intricacies
    jubilancies
    militancies
    monocracies
    occupancies
    poignancies
    pregnancies
    residencies
    superficies
    supremacies
    theocracies
    absorbencies
    ascendancies
    ascendencies
    bankruptcies
    brilliancies
    chaplaincies
    competencies
    compliancies
    conspiracies
    deficiencies
    degeneracies
    dependencies
    divergencies
    efficiencies
    expectancies
    expediencies
    inaccuracies
    inadequacies
    incumbencies
    indelicacies
    insistencies
    insolvencies
    insurgencies
    interspecies
    intraspecies
    magistracies
    permanencies
    plutocracies
    precedencies
    presidencies
    profligacies
    redundancies
    stringencies
    turbulencies
    viscountcies
    accountancies
    ambivalencies
    aristocracies
    astringencies
    bueraucracies
    chieftaincies
    confederacies
    conservancies
    consistencies
    consultancies
    contingencies
    convergencies
    delinquencies
    discrepancies
    incoherencies
    inconstancies
    infrequencies
    inhabitancies
    irrelevancies
    lieutenancies
    meritocracies
    paramountcies
    persistencies
    proficiencies
    sufficiencies
    technocracies
    constituencies
    independencies
    precipitancies
    preoccupancies
    transparencies
    inconsistencies
    transcendencies
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    (it should be realized my posts are all in a light hearted manner. And should not be taken offense to.)

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    Wow, I can't believe it caught my eye in that long list as I scrolled through... however you could probably remove hacienda and haciendas from the list.
    Last edited by Scribbler; 02-13-2005 at 03:34 AM.

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    1 "cied" word
    society
    Sociedy?

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    And what's with the confusion between their, there, and they're?

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    None of you would of got into my school with your terrible english.

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    The strange spelling rules are pretty weird, yes. The strange vowel sounds in English came from what was called the "Great Vowel Shift", where many vowels decided to jump around to confuse us. The "silent e" like in "hate" used to be pronounced, now it's just showing that "a" is pronounced like "ej".
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    You know, things like this anger me too.
    Caramel, for instance:
    IT IS PRONOUNCED "Kayr-Oh-mell", NOT "Kar-mull", except in cooking, with the term "caramelized".

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    Ya, its confusing, but some people don't know how to spell reallllllyyyyy simple words like exercising.

    Oh ya, I won my school spelling bee in second grade and my school consisted of first through sixth grade!
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    I was lucky enough to have an 8th grade math teacher.. who gave us many tests on how to correctly spell numbers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    None of you would of got into my school with your terrible english.

    Would've (or would have)
    gotten
    English

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychlow

    Would've (or would have)
    gotten
    English
    You showed him.

    I was wondering how long until the wit king showed up to do that.

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    Seriously, though... Online, people don't care about their English as often as in essays and papers. I don't blame them, but you can see the bad grammar and spelling rubbing off into their schoolwork.

    I try to spell correctly and use appropriate grammar.

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    >>also, the bank made me rewrite my last deposit because I spelled it "Fourty-Seven".
    This sucks, Canadian spelling is less portable than American spelling!

    Or.. maybe, Canada's spelling is newer, and we're just backwards compatible?
    Just Google It. √

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    and we're just backwards compatible?
    Try, "backwards".

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