Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wonderings and Googlings (Wherein I wonder about words, then I Google them)

definately = 14,400,000 hits
definitely = 134,000,000 hits

"Definately" is one of the most common mistakes I see on message boards and forums. So I guess I shouldn't be surprised that it gets 10% as many hits as the correct spelling. Still ...

By the way, the first hit for "definately" is from the Urban Dictionary, which calls it "idiot-speak for 'definitely.'"

The first hit for "definitely" is a link explaining how to spell it.

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