Sunday, December 5, 2010

The English Major Emerges

Dear Writers of English,

Never say "definately." It's not a word.

Instead, please use "DEFINITELY," as in "I definitely never say definately." The root of definitely is "finite," meaning "having bounds or limits." Sadly, there is no such thing as a "finate." Knowing the root will not only help you spell the word, but your knowledge of the English language will impress your friends...which is inherently why we spell things correctly anyway.

A nerd

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