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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2011 7:22 a.m. PST

Is one of them not a word?
I have seen both spellings, and both meaning roughly the same thing.

Mostly it has to do with the King and virgins…

aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member14 Aug 2011 7:32 a.m. PST

One means the right to make dumplings. The other does not.

Allen

aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member14 Aug 2011 7:49 a.m. PST

I put it down to Bobby Brown's poor pronunciation.

Allen

Mapleleaf Inactive Member14 Aug 2011 7:56 a.m. PST

No difference same word

"Prerogative" is frequently both mispronounced and misspelled as "perogative." It may help to remember that the word is associated with PRivileges of PRecedence.

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Skeptic14 Aug 2011 9:05 a.m. PST

Good one, Allen!

jpattern2 Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2011 10:15 a.m. PST

Yep, I blame Bobby Brown, too. Man, that song grated on my ears when it first came out. Still does, but now I rarely hear it.

Lately I've been hearing a lot of TV anchors and reporters, mostly blonde women, pronouncing "always" as "oh-ways." What the heck? Are they all going to the same misguided diction coach with a thing for round vowels?

aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member14 Aug 2011 5:17 p.m. PST

Why do otherwise seemingly intelligent people say "of" ("would of") instead of "have"--and then write the error?

Allen

Personal logo great hall games Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Aug 2011 6:46 p.m. PST

Maybe you're hearing "would of" when they are actually using the contraction "would've." Would it sound differently when spoken quickly?

Henrix14 Aug 2011 10:40 p.m. PST

That doesn't explain writing it, great hall.

Parmenion Inactive Member15 Aug 2011 1:12 a.m. PST

I think great hall games has the right idea, but the other way around. Some people mis-hear the spoken "would've" as "would of", then reproduce their error parrot-fashion in speech and writing.

A lot of the textual errors that annoy me seem to come from people attempting to write down what they think they've heard without actually understanding the words they're using.

Personal logo nazrat Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2011 5:28 a.m. PST

"Why do otherwise seemingly intelligent people say "of" ("would of") instead of "have"--and then write the error?"

The same reason the write "prolly" for "probably"?

And the answer the original question, I think I've sussed out the difference is an "r". What do I win? 8)=

brucka15 Aug 2011 4:52 p.m. PST

As Richter said – "There are no bad perogki". And I say it's my prerogative to eat them -except the liver ones, not bad; just not good.

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