Debateable

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Sylvester, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. Sylvester Registered Senior Member

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    Is debateable the right spelling? My spell check is flagging it.

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  3. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    debatable
     
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  5. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Easiest way that I've found if spell checker argues (short of opening up a word processor) is to enter it in Google.
    If it's spelt wrong Google asks "Did you mean...?"
     
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  7. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    When in doubt, compare it to other, similar words like inflatable. Even words with a different vowel, such as excitable, computable and quotable, provide solid evidence.

    Your best resource is Dictionary.com
     
  8. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    That's debatable.
     
  9. Sylvester Registered Senior Member

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    Thank You for the help guys. My chrome spell check caught it so i figured i'd ask here.

    Fraggle, what amazes me is that i am well read, and i would spell those words you posted with an "e". What puzzles me is that i read voraciously and for some reason never recall seeing those words you posted spelt that way. I know you are correct and the other's are all in agreement...but this is very odd. Was I seeing what i wanted to see? Omitting what i never thought was there because i took it for granted? Did i block out the "e" as though it was invisible?

    How about shamefull?

    I wonder if this is some form of sublimation, on my part. LOL, sublimation. Thats the best term i can come up with for it.
     
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  11. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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  12. Sylvester Registered Senior Member

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    When did it become archaic?
     
  13. Sylvester Registered Senior Member

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    LOL...I'm not that old. Seriously, i have never seen those words spelled the other way or i would have picked it up...most likely.

    Also, be sure to check out "relateable" in my link. Chrome is flagging it and my link says it is correct.

    And thank You for your time.
     

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