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Filed under: General — Thomas @ 3:20 pm

3:20 pm

I was considering to defiantly refuse any admonitions to correct one of my most common spelling mistakes, but when a close friend decided to go past his self-imposed boundaries of passive-agressivenessaggressiveness to complain, I caved and replaced all occurencesoccurrences of ‘definately’ with ‘definitely’. That is, except for the two in this post.

I will try better in the future, promise! And to my friend in particular, I’m sorry I daintified our relationship.


  1. Why on earth would you intentionally insist on using the wrong spelling?

    Comment by Simon Howard — 2009-3-3 @ 4:21 pm

  2. > I caved and replaced all occurences of ‘definately’ with ‘definitely’

    Well done, next s/occurences/occurrences/g.

    Comment by Malcolm Parsons — 2009-3-3 @ 4:51 pm

  3. “but when a close friend decided to go past his self-imposed boundaries of passive-agressiveness to complain…”

    Haha, that’s really passive too! You guys sound like a barrel of laughs.

    Comment by Zed — 2009-3-3 @ 6:18 pm

  4. well, you even misspelled the misspelled word in this post ;)

    Comment by mike — 2009-3-3 @ 7:10 pm

  5. agressiveness -> aggressiveness
    ocurrences -> occurrences


    I’m not sure daintified is a word either, but (like the misspellings)I know what you’re trying to say!

    Comment by Christopher — 2009-3-3 @ 8:46 pm

  6. Heh… one of my co-workers recently went through our code base, fixing up a number of misspelled words that had been grating on him… responsability -> responsibility, I think was one of them..

    Comment by Simon — 2009-3-3 @ 9:19 pm

  7. I’m with you. I say we just keep right on spelling it that way, and when others complain we’ll just say it’s a British/U.S. spelling thing.

    Comment by Curtman — 2009-3-3 @ 10:12 pm

  8. Sorry, I have to admit it also makes this reader wince occasionally.

    Comment by Richard — 2009-3-7 @ 12:34 am

  9. Actually, I’m also curious what you use for typing your entries. I sort of rely on Firefox’s spell checking.

    Comment by Richard — 2009-3-7 @ 12:35 am

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