Words You Always Have to Look Up

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Words You Always Have to Look Up

~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I always have to look up the word definitely!

I noticed that my students were consistently spelling it wrong too or using the word difiantly instead (btw this means to resist against, not confirmation).

So I came up with a way that has helped me remember the word.

"DEAF IN ITALY" It is the only thing worse than having no tastebuds in Italy!

Remember there are no A's no take out the first one and replace the second with an e...

May sound stupid but I have not spelled it wrong since.

What words do you always have to look up when writing reviews and how do you remember to spell them right?
07/26/2010
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Sir Sir
No word for me, honestly...it's random, really, when I need to look things up. I know how to spell most words..

'Definitely' came with time, so did 'embarrassment.' Honestly, in my mind, I just sound it out as it looks. 'Comfortable' came with time too, now it's automatic.
07/26/2010
Avant-garde Avant-garde
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I always have to look up the word definitely!

I noticed that my students were consistently spelling it wrong too or using the word difiantly instead (btw this means to resist against, not confirmation).

So I came up with a way that has ...
definitely is one of them also because, whether and a few others that I cannot remember right now, but then again I could never spell that well.
07/26/2010
Kim! Kim!
Convenient. It gets me every single time.
07/26/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I forget sometimes which "discreet" we use with sex toys.

Discrete - math word
Discreet - blends into the background, doesn't stick out
07/26/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I don't have a problem too often (it's usually the words that end in 'dant' and 'dent' that get me), but I grind my teeth every time I see 'except' when they MEAN 'accept' (usually by businesses!). I've also noticed the alarming trend of misspelled words being accepted to the point of legitimacy in the public consciousness.

I know English is a living language that's evolving, but it's not supposed to devolve.
07/26/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
Quote:
Originally posted by Sir
No word for me, honestly...it's random, really, when I need to look things up. I know how to spell most words..

'Definitely' came with time, so did 'embarrassment.' Honestly, in my mind, I just sound it out as it looks. ...
I always forget that extra R in "embarrassment," so it's always "embarassment".

Same for "prerogative," since the first R isn't pronounced (by me, anyway), I drop it accidentally.

I've usually been a fairly good speller, so not too many issues otherwise.

Pet peeve: when people use "thru" instead of "through," but that's totally just me.
07/26/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
Also, this thread reminded me of this:
07/26/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
To be honest there are to many to list. If it was not for spell check I would be lost. Been this way since elementary school.
07/26/2010
Alicia Alicia
I have some weird ones that are bad habits from the days that I didn't know better. Like "a lot" I used to think was "alot" and I know it's not but it's hard for me to remember when typing. Same with "in case" I always think of it as "incase" and then "noone" instead of what should be "no one" ..There's another one like this that I just can't think of at the moment.

I'm sure there are many others that I commonly spell wrong and don't notice until spell check underlines it in red.

I think my biggest pet peeve is seeing "defiantly" instead of "definitely" because it doesn't even sound like it should be spelled "defiantly". I guess it's an ok pet peeve to have though because I giggle when I read how people "defiantly" think things LOL or when a toy or something is "defiantly" a certain way..as if it's a bad ass rebel!
07/26/2010
Blinker Blinker
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
I have some weird ones that are bad habits from the days that I didn't know better. Like "a lot" I used to think was "alot" and I know it's not but it's hard for me to remember when typing. Same with "in ...
I've seen a couple reviews mention a toy as being "defiantly discrete" and I want to yell at them.
07/26/2010
PolyGirl PolyGirl
I'm an English teacher. I read somewhere that the "defiantly" instead of "definitely" error is now the most common spelling error in student work. It comes from a certain company's word processor that makes that substitution when definitely is misspelled. It helps somewhat to remember that "definitely" contains the word "finite" in it.
07/26/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
Quote:
Originally posted by Annemarie
Also, this thread reminded me of this:
LOL


My list is far too long - necessary, cinnamon, truly (I'm always spelling it truely) ...definitely is ...definitely on my list.
07/27/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by PolyGirl
I'm an English teacher. I read somewhere that the "defiantly" instead of "definitely" error is now the most common spelling error in student work. It comes from a certain company's word processor that makes that ...
like they've never heard of the word "defiant".

Some people also forget the last "e" in "different".
07/27/2010
kck kck
Quote:
Originally posted by Blinker
I've seen a couple reviews mention a toy as being "defiantly discrete" and I want to yell at them.
You have no idea. How much I relate to this.
07/27/2010
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Necessary... or is that neccessary? Or maybe neccesary? Thank Microsoft for word processors that have spell check. LOL!
07/27/2010
Beth D Beth D
I'm very glad for the spell check in firefox or else I'd make a lot of typos, but I find the words that drive me most bonkers are simple ones. Like, I'll look at a word I know for a fact is spelled correctly, and the word just looks like it's spelled wrong to me. I'll look it up just to make sure, but it still looks incorrect to me
07/27/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I forget sometimes which "discreet" we use with sex toys.

Discrete - math word
Discreet - blends into the background, doesn't stick out
Shit, this makes me wonder if I have been using the wrong one again. I forgot to make the conscious effort to use double ee's. Crap bag!
07/27/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by Annemarie
Also, this thread reminded me of this:
LMAO!

Another one is exercise...holy shit! I spelled it right for the first time I think EVER.
07/27/2010
Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by Blinker
I've seen a couple reviews mention a toy as being "defiantly discrete" and I want to yell at them.
They WILL separate from each other even if you try to stop them!!
07/27/2010
Envy Envy
I misspell a lot. Thank god Firefox has a thing built in where I can spell check and fix it!
07/27/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
They WILL separate from each other even if you try to stop them!!
There can be only one.
07/27/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
I have some weird ones that are bad habits from the days that I didn't know better. Like "a lot" I used to think was "alot" and I know it's not but it's hard for me to remember when typing. Same with "in ...
The other one is "awhile." Grammatically, it should be "a while," but I'm even guilty of doing the "awhile" thing.
07/27/2010
Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by Annemarie
The other one is "awhile." Grammatically, it should be "a while," but I'm even guilty of doing the "awhile" thing.
Yep that's it!
07/27/2010
Misfit Momma Misfit Momma
There are a bunch for me. Definitely is one of them, Separate (Seperate), Weird, Anniversary, the list could go on! The strange thing about it is I am very good at spelling many words and people often ask me how to spell when they are here. I suppose the difference is that I know how to spell these words, but in typing I always spell it wrong the first time.
07/27/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I always have to look up the word definitely!

I noticed that my students were consistently spelling it wrong too or using the word difiantly instead (btw this means to resist against, not confirmation).

So I came up with a way that has ...
My mnemonic is de finite ly. I constantly spell truly as truely...
07/28/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Kim!
Convenient. It gets me every single time.
OMG me too I always want to throw in a few extra i's and e's...I've even thrown in a whole new syllable. it's crazy how hard that word is to spell for me.
07/28/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
I don't know if there is just one! I'm the same with definitely, but it's usually because my fingers get away from me when I type it out.
07/28/2010
*Ashley* *Ashley*
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I always have to look up the word definitely!

I noticed that my students were consistently spelling it wrong too or using the word difiantly instead (btw this means to resist against, not confirmation).

So I came up with a way that has ...
ha-ha, yeah that's awesome. I'll have to remember that! "DEAF IN ITALY" take out the A's replace the last one with an E.. Thanks!

I suck at spelling, so I'm sure a have a long list! Wouldn't know where to start really. Definitely I always mess up on! lol. DOnt think I will from here on out though!
07/28/2010
Evoluchun Evoluchun
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I always have to look up the word definitely!

I noticed that my students were consistently spelling it wrong too or using the word difiantly instead (btw this means to resist against, not confirmation).

So I came up with a way that has ...
hey thanks thats the word I always misspell I will have to keep that in my mind
08/02/2010
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