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Jeremy G
02-13-2005, 03:05 AM
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".


edit: I dont post much because my threads suck.

Jeremy G
02-13-2005, 03:11 AM
From some one who understood my distaste for english.

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

Scribbler
02-13-2005, 03:31 AM
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.

Govtcheez
02-13-2005, 06:53 AM
1 "cied" word
societySociedy? :confused:

sean
02-13-2005, 09:57 AM
And what's with the confusion between their, there, and they're?

Brian
02-13-2005, 10:03 AM
None of you would of got into my school with your terrible english.

Lurker
02-13-2005, 10:14 AM
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".

AdamLAN
02-13-2005, 12:08 PM
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".

cerin
02-13-2005, 12:14 PM
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! :eek:

The Brain
02-13-2005, 01:46 PM
I was lucky enough to have an 8th grade math teacher.. who gave us many tests on how to correctly spell numbers

Psychlow
02-13-2005, 02:32 PM
None of you would of got into my school with your terrible english.

:D :D
Would've (or would have)
gotten
English

Govtcheez
02-13-2005, 02:37 PM
:D :D
Would've (or would have)
gotten
English
You showed him.

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

gcn_zelda
02-13-2005, 02:37 PM
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.

Hunter2
02-13-2005, 08:05 PM
>>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! :mad:

Or.. maybe, Canada's spelling is newer, and we're just backwards compatible? :p

sean
02-13-2005, 09:36 PM
and we're just backwards compatible?

Try, "backwards".

Hunter2
02-13-2005, 10:42 PM
Butthead.

Jeremy G
02-13-2005, 11:34 PM
:D :D
Would've (or would have)
gotten
English
niether got or gotten are correct, it should have been replaced with "made it"
...wouldn't have made it in... Im just saying.

axon
02-13-2005, 11:47 PM
e-mail and internet will be the death of proper English - all hail the spell checker!

nvoigt
02-14-2005, 12:19 PM
English is tough stuff (http://idiot-dog.com/humor/chaos.html)

Ode to the Spellchecker (http://www.webenglishteacher.com/text/spellchecker.txt)



Login: Romeo : R u awake? Want 2 chat?
Juliet: O Rom. where4 art thou?
Romeo: outside yr window.
Juliet: stalker!
Romeo: Had 2 come. feeling jiggy.
Juliet: b careful. my family h8 u.
Romeo: tell me abt it. What abt u?
Juliet: im up for marriage f u are.. Is tht a bit fwd?
Romeo: no. yea. no. o, dsnt mat-r, 2moro @ 9?
Juliet: luv u xxxx
Romeo: cu then xxxx


Good ol' Bill would commit suicide immediatly...

Govtcheez
02-14-2005, 12:21 PM
English is tough stuff (http://idiot-dog.com/humor/chaos.html)

Ode to the Spellchecker (http://www.webenglishteacher.com/text/spellchecker.txt)



Good ol' Bill would commit suicide immediatly...
Not exactly the same, but this was one of my friend's away messages
"*You superficially quote pop song*
*You Gain 'feigned wisdom' ability*
*Internet buddy IM's you for 34 damage*
*You cast 'Click here to take my quiz'*
*Internet buddy is temporarily distracted*
*You IM Internet buddy for 23 damage*
*Internet buddy begins chant: 'hi r u thr ths is manda lolol!!'*
*Buddy gains effect of heightened self-importance due to the curse of Arudaghal's near-sighted social perspective*
*You cast 'Mirati's Witless banter'*
*Internet buddy is IMed for 49 damage*
*Internet buddy invokes trite emoticon mode!*
*You attempt retreat by litany of false responsibility*
*FAIL*
*Buddy IM's critically hits you in the back for 42034 damage!*
*You die, cold and alone.*
Play again? Y/N ?
"

LuckY
02-14-2005, 01:14 PM
I had the exact same reaction several years back while watching a Simpsons Halloween episode. They had a book that Lisa thought was entitled "How to Cook Humans." The dust blew off to reveal it was really called "How to Cook For Humans." Lisa blew more dust off to reveal it was "How to Cook Forty Humans," and finally the last bit of dust revealed it was truly called "How to Cook for Forty Humans."

Anyway, every time I write a check in the amount of $40 (literally, every single time) I remember that episode and am sure I'm spelling it correctly because with some dust covering "forty humans" it can be "for humans," but the same cannot be said for dust covering the words "fourty humans."

Even better than I before E.

maes
02-14-2005, 02:08 PM
>>Holy crap, its forty not fourty
Actualy, it's fordy not forty nor fourty

axon
02-14-2005, 05:23 PM
> Actualy, it's fordy not forty nor fourty

maybe in belgium...pfffffftttt :p