It's "definitely" not "definately"

Unsickle

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I see this word f*ked up so often that I'm starting to do double-takes when it's spelled correctly.

fix yourselves!
 

Celstar

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you're definately right.. i hate it too
 

Oda

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Evryone shuld remembre to spel corectli
 

Prodigy^

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hmm....thanks! I've always spelled it definately.....

my mom just tells me as I'm writing/have asked her, that you can think of the Latin "finis" which means "end", then copy the vowels to the English word
 

element

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That is it I'm suing for definition of character.
 

RSI

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What the!?? I've always typed "definately".. looked perfectly right. I was certain I was still right after reading this thread, then I checked at dictionary.com, and it's definitely! Strange! Oh well..

-RSI
 
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de finite ly
 

compuwiz1

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What bothers me is people who get so hopelessly hung up on details. I come from a retail commission background where I am used to watching people like that literally go nowhere and never get promoted because they can't seem to ever get out of thier anal own way. This is really a pretty dumb post. I'm totally type A. I focus on where I want to do and get there, who cares if I mispelled something along the way. That's what we had secretaries for . ;)
 
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<they can't seem to ever get out of thier anal own way.>

It's spelled &quot;their&quot; ... :p
 

compuwiz1

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drboogie, I disagree. The rule is I before E, except after C. ;)
 
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That rule is correct, with a few exceptions ... like neighbor or their ... look it up ...
 

compuwiz1

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Don't you just love those random variables? I'm not gonna lose any sleep over it. :D
 

Harvey

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<<It's &quot;definitely&quot; not &quot;definately&quot;>>

&quot;It coitainly is,&quot; he said, defiantly. :)
 

element

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RSI, the reason you thought you were so sure is because of the way most people pronounce it....as if it is with an a.
 

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