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Discussion in 'Evolution of Language' started by Steve North, Oct 12, 2016.
I enjoy anything with sugar and jam.
Yes English and American spelling is so different
@K E Gordon
Sorry for getting distracted! I have seen doughnut shops spell their name thusly: "Edgar's Donut Shop". I find that to be punctuationally offensive! Now, my own spell check is claiming I have used an incorrectly spelled word. Can't win, I guess! Frank
I write whatever is shortest. So donut would be it. Spellcheck didn't flag it. Maybe I don't even have it on anymore
Since my update.
When I was in grade school, I remember the teacher was always telling us to sound it out. That might work in grade school, but there are so many words that the spelling is nowhere near what they look like.
Here is an example that had me scratching my head. Bow and bough sound alike, but the spelling of the latter word is so far from the former, that I was always confused by such words.
Tomatoe sound towmahto in English sounds towmateoh in American
This all sounds very phonetic lol and not meant to be on paper. lol
Well, think of it this way: your spelling is correct because the product is made from dough... if it's made from do, it's not very appetizing...
Ma'am, you have me seriously wondering. Were you a member of Seniors Forum, before I got "busted"? Your demeanor seems so familiar to me. Perhaps you were one of those back then who disagreed with me only infrequently? Gosh, there were dang few of those!
AFADIC, (As Far As Dough Is Concerned), those big Kolache I posted recently are made from yeast dough. Much of my other stuff is mader using Baking Powder. The yeast "rise" seems to be a far more dedicated "science" than the other. My Grandma made huge rye breads, about as big as an automobile tire, routinely. I wish I had been a bit older then, as I would have appreciated more her Herculean efforts. Wonderful-tasting bread, with plenty of Caraway seeds.
So, doe is dough, is "do" I guess.
Choosing between two acceptable spellings, is not "being unclear" about the spelling. We are choosing the spelling, that we prefer.
@Frank: Now that you mention it, I've seen a number of references on here to a different Seniors Forum, but I don't know what it is.
Yeah...I remember that from a Readers Digest article back in the 1950's.
I use "doughnut," and have always believed that "donut" was simply a means of reducing the number of letters that a doughnut company had to pay for on a sign.
Here's one that I have wondered about: publically versus publicly. I learned to spell it "publically," and never questioned whether that was the correct spelling of the word until autocorrect came along to change it to "publicly" every time I tried to use the word.
If "publicly" is correct, as it apparently is, then I don't know of another adverb formed from an adjective ending in "ic" that doesn't use "ally." There may be others, but the adverb form of an adjective ending in "ic" almost always ends in "ically."
I also prefer "judgement" to "judgment," but am aware that "judgment" is the correct spelling.