Saturday, August 20, 2005

R.I.P., good spelling

There it is, right on the AOL welcome screen tonight. On a promo for the finale of HBO's Six Feet Under: "In Memorium." Dumbth strikes again!

10 Comments:

Anonymous VerySlimBroom said...

Egads

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Blogger hannah said...

Oy.
That's all I have. Oy.

5:39 AM  
Anonymous lumpy said...

I saw that, made a post about it in my own journal, and promptly gave up all hope.

10:43 AM  
Blogger still life said...

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8:28 PM  
Blogger still life said...

I didn't say it...dictionary.com did!

No entry found for memorium.
Did you mean Mesoarium?

Suggestions:
Mesoarium
Memoria
membrum
memorial
memories
memorise
memorize
motorium
memory
Monomorium
megrim
Germarium
Memoriter
memories'
memoriser
memorizer
memory's

8:32 PM  
Blogger Wayfaring Stranger said...

Merriam-Webster Online provided this list:

1. memoriam
2. memories
3. Memorial
4. memory
5. mummeries
6. mummery
7. memorially
8. memorial
9. memorize
10. memorise

At least #1 is the correct spelling.

Why, oh why, don't these people consult a dictionary (or at least a spell-checker)?

8:26 AM  
Blogger Greg - Cowboy in the Jungle said...

People don't use a spell checker or a dictionary because the key word is "use." If the dictionary would "automatically" correct all misspellings then they would gain in popularity. Until that day, don't count on anyone to "use" something that they don't have to. ...even if they should.

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