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October 30th, 2003


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11:23 pm - proper!
Poll #198789 my linguistic variation like..

which is the thing keanu reeves says all the time?

whoa
15(60.0%)
woah
10(40.0%)

(30 shots upside the head | en garde!)

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From:johnbot
Date:October 31st, 2003 11:44 am (UTC)

Re: also

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It was just an example of dictionaries being messed up.

Misspelling according to who? Is 'centre' not a word either because it's a variation?

I am on the side of me! I did vote woah though.
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From:ardentdelirium
Date:October 31st, 2003 12:59 pm (UTC)

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misspelling according to any dictionary ever. centre is the british spelling and thus is acceptable in countries speaking the queen's english but yes, is a misspelling in the US.
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From:johnbot
Date:October 31st, 2003 01:03 pm (UTC)

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Er, I wouldn't call "centre" incorrect in the US any more than "center" would be incorrect here, or "color", or any other US-butchered word. It's a spelling variation, but there's no requirement that you switch depending on the country you're in.
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From:ardentdelirium
Date:October 31st, 2003 01:09 pm (UTC)

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but you are not a standard of anything (other than Johny-ness) so it doesnt matter if you wouldnt consider it correct.
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From:johnbot
Date:October 31st, 2003 01:21 pm (UTC)

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Okay then, so who gets to decide? If it's the dictionary folk, they admit the existance of centre too, and other variations of the chiefly US versions. The point is, in language, "standards" are very shakey, because nothing is set in stone. Even all the crazy spelling rules have exceptions.
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From:ardentdelirium
Date:October 31st, 2003 01:57 pm (UTC)

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none of the crazy spelling rules have exceptions that allow misspelling to be correct.
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From:johnbot
Date:October 31st, 2003 02:07 pm (UTC)

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It's only a "misspelling" until people start using it.

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