It's spelled "definitely", not "definately"

Thank you very much.

Most definitely, Unnamed Man.

populace…not populous.
independent…not independant.
separate…not seperate.
lose…not loose. (as in “lose your virginity”)

…and so on.


Hey, “Unnamed Man” is actually cooler than the user name I’ve got. Maybe I’ll start going by that now.
Oh, and on the subject of cool: when you spell it “kewl” you come off like some retarded refugee from a teen chat board. Please stop it.

And while we’re at it:

your - belonging to you
you’re - abbreviation of ‘you are’

yours - belonging to you (again)
your’s - not a real word

Also, there is no excuse by now not to know the difference between “then” and “than,” and “affect” and “effect.” Also, bone up on “there,” “they’re,” and “their.”

(I’m just waiting for the first person in this thread to fall prey to Gaudere’s Rule. Hope it isn’t me.)

I know, it’s so irratating.

Also, it’s “should’ve/would’ve/could’ve”, not “should of/etc.” It’s short for “should have”, in case it isn’t glaringly obvious. “Should of” is nonsensical.

There’s always gotta be a smart-ass. :wink:

Cranky, don’t make me hurt you. :stuck_out_tongue:

I cannot see the spelling “kewl” without IMMEDIATELY thinking of Eric Cartman.

and it’s hella not wicked.

What everyone else said.

Lux Fiat, what is Gaudere’s Rule?

It is so wicked. Don’t listen to Oldie.

Hey Lux,get back here. WTF is Gaudere’s rule. Me and Carina42 wishes to nose.
anyone wanna clere this up?

Oooh!! <waving hand wildly> Can I add my grammar peeve? :smiley:

My best friend continually messes up the usage of “when” vs. “whenever”. When refers to a specific event…whenever refers to a unspecific event. For instance, it is correct to say “When I went to the store today, I bought bread.” or “Whenever I go to the store, I buy bread.” It is not correct to say “Whenever I went to the store today, I bought bread.”


For all of the above, I apologize.

I also apologize for the definately/definitely debacle. It’s one of those words I’ve never been able to spell.

it’s book=it is book (which makes no sense).
its book= it is in possession of a book.

Any others we should clear up?

If I may add…

The words you’re looking for are a lot not alot.