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Oct 19 2011   6:02PM GMT

Blame spellcheck



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Tags:
confused words
definitely vs. defiantly
spellcheck errors

There’s a breakthrough in the definitely vs. defiantly spelling problem: Word corrects “definately” as “definitely” but changes “definatly” to “defiantly.” Oh dear. People intend to say “definitely,” Word makes it “defiantly” and they carefully learn this “correct” spelling, not realizing it’s a completely different word.

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