Author Topic: Spelling that makes you cringe  (Read 83657 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #875 on: June 28, 2020, 01:01:55 pm »
Co-operation is good. So is cooperation. But both in one paragraph is unhelpful.
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Andrij

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #876 on: June 28, 2020, 08:53:17 pm »
Co-operation is good. So is cooperation. But both in one paragraph is unhelpful.

Coöperation is better. :)

But I feel your pain re: consistency, or lack thereof.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #877 on: June 28, 2020, 08:58:03 pm »
At least they were consistent with "e-mail" but really, who hyphenates that in 2020? And then there was the "coder" to a legal document.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #878 on: June 28, 2020, 10:19:06 pm »
... "e-mail" but really, who hyphenates that in 2020?

Perhaps those that still write to-day and to-morrow, as they were written 100 years ago.

PS. I still write web site even though I see most people now write website.

T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #879 on: June 29, 2020, 10:03:09 am »
With the H missing as usual.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #880 on: June 29, 2020, 11:07:33 am »
... "e-mail" but really, who hyphenates that in 2020?

Perhaps those that still write to-day and to-morrow, as they were written 100 years ago.

PS. I still write web site even though I see most people now write website.
I think there's a general but vague process whereby compound words start off hyphenated and over time come to be written as either a single word or two separate words. Obviously there's a fairly large degree of linguistic fashion as well.

In other news, I've just learnt that in 1870, Punch was bemoaning the popularity of the "new and unnecessary American adjective" reliable.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #881 on: June 29, 2020, 12:14:51 pm »
Co-operation is good. So is cooperation. But both in one paragraph is unhelpful.

Coöperation is better. :)


This ^^^^.  And Reëducation, as in Camps, is even better :demon:
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