This is definitely one of my pet peeves!

This is definitely one of my pet peeves!

We all have them. In some ways I hesitate to mention this, because I know I’m opening myself up to language experts who may find some flaws in my grammar or spelling. I am not above improving myself. You are now given permission to correct any true mistakes you find in my blog posts, as long as I can have this one little stint on the soapbox. There is a tendency, in Internet correspondence from email to blogging, for users to misspell the word “definitely”. I found a cute little website on just this subject. The most common spelling I notice is “definately“. Soap box aside, I would like to take this opportunity to educate my readers. Not to be smug, just to draw your attention to the fact that the correct spelling is, most definitely, “definitely”. And now I’ll probably fall flat on my face by making some hugely obvious and embarrassing grammatical error and being told about it very publicly. I’m bracing myself.

Don’t worry–I’ll be posting more pictures of Camilla soon. I know that’s what you really come here for!

7 Comments
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    TulipGirl
    Posted at 20:18h, 15 May Reply

    Yeah. That’s one of my regular misspellings. *blush*

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    good thoughts
    Posted at 21:10h, 15 May Reply

    Funny website! It’s true though, it’s one of the ones I’m always hitting spell check on! 🙂

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    Alison Roskos Treat
    Posted at 14:05h, 16 May Reply

    Sorry–I truly didn’t mean to be obnoxious!

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    Anonymous
    Posted at 20:41h, 16 May Reply

    My e-mails must drive you crazy! I’m sure I do that all the time! I will definately have to do better! hee hee

    Beth

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    arminianperspectives
    Posted at 16:37h, 23 May Reply

    I used to have a hard time with “certain.” I liked to spell it “certian.” I have also noticed “lose” often spelled “loose” on the internet.

    May Dad used to start love letters to my Mom with:

    “To my darling angle,”

    So things could always be worse.

    God Bless,
    Ben

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    Alison Roskos Treat
    Posted at 19:54h, 23 May Reply

    LOL! “My darling angle”! That’s funny, Ben! I guess we all have our strengths. I could never keep up with you in discussing theology, so you’re allowed to spell “certain” incorrectly!

    And Beth, I truly never noticed you spell “definitely” wrong!

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    Anonymous
    Posted at 17:56h, 27 May Reply

    Thats so funny!! I spelled Angel ANGLE too! LOL
    Anne 🙂

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