Sunday, February 19, 2006

My curmudgeonly thought for the day

I'm sorry, I know this doesn't pertain to any of my blog readers, most of whom are probably better spellers than I am. But this has been driving me crazy and I have to get it out:

There is no "a" in the word "definitely"! The root is "finite," get it?

Phew. I feel better. You have no idea who many writers misspell that word.

And in case you're wondering, "curmudgeonly" is an adjective.

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled programs ...


Myfanwy Collins said...

ELLEN! THAT DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!! You have no idea how many times I grit my teeth over "definATEly"!!! I see if all of the time.

Ellen said...

I KNOW! What's the deal with that? And how come writers in particular can't spell that word?

Alas, the people who misspell it don't read my blog, so I haven't made any significant contribution to the world today.

Katie said...

Girl, I'm sitting in the front row of the curmudgeon choir. Preach to me!