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Because it was not a French word, but a Scottish one. And we did lose a u — just not the u you were expecting. Per the OED, it was a corruption of grammar, which during the 18th century was variously spelled glamer, glamor, glammar, and then in Scotland, as glaumour. That was one u too many, though, and it went then to glamour where it has remained ever ...


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's shows either possession, or when the following word i.g. is/us/... is abbreviated. Therefore, in this case, 's can only be used if you're talking about something that belongs to "thank", which makes no sense at all; nor if you're saying "thank is" which does not make sense, either. The s at the end of the word "thanks" is just a plural s and adding any ...


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The reason the spelling wasn't changed is that Noah Webster didn't know about it. The word glamour does not appear in the original 1828 Webster's Dictionary, so he couldn't change its spelling in that dictionary the way that he did for armour, honour, humour, neighbour, etc. In fact, it does not even appear in the 1892 Webster's International Dictionary, ...


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I would go with Respect: Where Has It Gone?, where the colon represents that what goes before it is the topic of what comes after.


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This type of word is a heteronym, which per Wikipedia is: A heteronym (also known as a heterophone) is a word that is written identically but has a different pronunciation and meaning. In other words, they are homographs that are not homophones. Thus, row (propel with oars) and row (argument) are heteronyms, but mean (intend) and mean (average) are not ...


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Because its is a possessive pronoun My head Your head His head Her head Its head Our heads Your heads Their heads Just because its ends in an "s" doesn't mean it takes an apostrophe. To use your example, even though the claws belong to the cat you wouldn't write: The cat licked hi's claws. Similarly, you don't write: The cat licked it's claws. ...


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I would just use typos. It encapsulates the uniquely digital nature of the mistakes you are making. They are not Misspellings as such because you actually do know how to spell the words in question, so you should use a word which is more about input errors than knowledge gaps. Flubs or goofs might also fit in some other context, but it will make total sense ...


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The OED does not mention diing and cites references such as this from 350 years ago: 1675 T. Brooks Golden Key 118 He that dyed on the Cross, was long a dying. Die is an Early Middle English word (entered the language around 1100–1300), and was routinely spelled with a y: ... the word appears to have been in general use from the 12th ...


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No, you cannot just blindly change all ‑ise words into ‑ize words. Beyond those you mention (which I notice includes ‑yse words, too, which can never be written ‑ize), there are also verbs like all these below which must always end in ‑ise, never in ‑ize. I’ve conveniently sorted these right to left for you so that etymological hints pop out. ‪        ...


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While they're not generally used as mass nouns, which would describe the "quality" of having errors, the following words can be used as such, and I think these words fit better with the overall theme of the message: solecism: 1) a mistake in speech or writing, or 2) an impolite or improper way of behaving malapropism: The use of an incorrect word in ...


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It's an American and British English spelling difference: The history of its spelling differences starts in the early 18th century, English spelling was not standardized. Differences became noticeable after the publishing of influential dictionaries. Current British English spellings follow, for the most part, those of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the ...


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Possible? Certainly. Probable? Unclear. Correct? No.


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Just lead by example: Snet form my pohne ... which is both terse and filled with typos! But in all seriousness, I think this is more than sufficient: Sent from my phone; please excuse my errors and brevity. I substituted "errors" for "typos" because "typo" is simply short-hand for "typographical error", so I've applied the plural to the noun ...


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Consider fat finger: Used to refer to clumsy or inaccurate typing, typically resulting from one finger striking two keys at the same time. So your sig could be: Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4. Expect brevity and fat-finger mistakes.



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