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help me spell!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Norbert666, 31 May 2006.

  1. Norbert666

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    How do you spell the word that reads like:

    skitsofrenic

    i.e. someone with split personality?

    :o

    ta
     
  2. Norbert666

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    never mind, found it :o

    schizophrenic
     
  3. AJUK

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  4. Sic

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    and here's what happens when you think schizophrenic is spelled the way the OP did, and you enter it in dictionary.com.

    helpful though
     
  5. Norbert666

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    ha, I didn't think it was spelled like that. I tried to type it phonetically. I knew it had a slightly odd spelling, but by process of elimination I did actually get it on dictictionary.com.

    Thanks anways :)
     
  6. AJUK

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    That is because it was so spelled so badly in the first place that the dictionary didn't stand a chance. ;)
     
  7. Greenlizard0

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    But oddly enough....it must have in someway or another recognized the word...because some of the other "differentials" it churned out are related?

    How odd..
     
  8. Zip

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    Google toolbar for the win :D
     
  9. VIRII

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    Couldn't you just use a thesaurus and enter "nutter" ?
     
  10. Kreeeee

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    FireFox is superior!
     
  11. penski

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    Schizophrenia != multiple personality disorder.

    *n
     
  12. Tru

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    HA! :D
     
  13. Haly

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    Alternatively you could type that phonetic spelling into google and it asks you if you mean the correct spelling :)
     
  14. ritcH

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    and multiple personality disorder doesn't exist accept in America :p Or put another way real is what Americans sometimes see in Hollywood movies.
     
  15. SourChipmunk

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    The best. Whack a word into google and it spits back Did you mean.... I use that frequently for words I'm not quite sure of. :)
     
  16. Inquisitor

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    As do I :)
     
  17. divine`

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    Or Opera :p
     
  18. Zip

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    Nope, You hit a button on the toolbar and it checks what you have written for you :)
     
  19. Doohickey

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    Correct.

    And about spelling, I never understood why teachers in school tell you to 'look it up in the dictionary' when you asked them how to spell something... :rolleyes: Maybe it was just my teachers.
     
  20. Feek

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    Oh, the irony ;)

    K.