Spelling Bee



  • I was curious to know how to spell February [1], so I typed into Google "How do you spell February".

    One of links near the top was for WikiAnswers http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_spell_February which was the exact answer to my question - so I had to look and see:

    Q. How do you spell February?
    A. February

    I wasn't sure if that counted as a WTF, but I decided to press on and further my education by editing the link to see how you spelt [2] January http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_spell_January , which leads to the first WTF as it redirects to a page with the wonderful title of:

    "If you had sex on january 7 and had sex with a different guy on january 20 and had a period january 29 then had sex with someone else on febuary 12 and your due date was november 1 then who is the fat"

    Reading this page brought up several WTFs -

    1. The page has a statement near the top "Other contributors have said "How do you spell january?" is the same question as "If you had sex on january 7 and had sex with a different guy on january 20 and had a period january 29 then had sex with someone else on febuary 12 and your due date was november 1 then who is the fat?". If you believe that these are not asking the same thing and should be answered differently, click here." No shit sherlock
    2. The answer that contains this pearl of wisdom - "You should impliment a 2 month rule, never sleep with anyone for at least 2 months after the last guy you slept with so you dont run into this problem again"
    3. The fact that this question was asked in the first place

    [1] Yes - I was bored
    [2] Some people on this board refuse to believe that there is such a word in the USA



  • @OzPeter said:

    [2] Some people on this board refuse to believe that there is such a word in the USA
     

    In the USA, "spelt" is a kind of wheat. The use of this word as a mutilated variation of "spelled" is a British thing.



  • @OzPeter said:

    [2] Some people on this board refuse to believe that there is such a word in the USA

    Of course it's a word; it's a type of wheat.  Now, it makes no sense used the way you did, but that's a different issue...



  •  For number 1, I performed the "click here" option, which separated the question.  Then I recatagorized it to the proper category, and finally...  answered the question.

     So now...  If you click that link (for January), it goes to the right question.  (And I apologize if I ruined anyone's fun with messing with Answers.com)



  • @Zylon said:

    @OzPeter said:

    [2] Some people on this board refuse to believe that there is such a word in the USA
     

    In the USA, "spelt" is a kind of wheat. The use of this word as a mutilated variation of "spelled" is a British thing.

    Dammit.



  • According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (which would be considered to be authoritative for the American dialect of English):

    spelt 2 (splt)

    v.
    A past tense and a past participle of spell1.

    The
    American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
    copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published
    by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

    Yes, I am an asshole...  Why do you ask?  (I'm also an American who has never left the country)

     



  • @smbarbour said:

    According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language...

    Shhhh!!  Go away, you're ruining our fun.



  • Well, if you ask me, the correct spelling is Janewary, Fubbrewary, and of course the British Novembre and Decembre.



  • [quote user="someone else"]You had sex with 2 guys on the 27th of sept and again with the other on the 29 you're pregnant now your ECD is the 29th is there any chance that the other guy isnt fatherused the withdrawal method?[/quote]facepalm

    Doesn't know the importance of safe sex, and doesn't know how to punctuate (she even missed a space there).

    But I'm confident she's got redeeming qualities* I'm not aware of.


    *<font size="1">I know someone's going to say "She puts out"</font>



  • @Zecc said:

    But I'm confident she's got redeeming qualities* I'm not aware of.

    *<font size="1">I know someone's going to say "She puts out"</font>

     

    I can't possibly come up with something else.



  • She's already pregnant, and thus cannot be re-impregnated??



  •  Actually, I believe it's possible to have another egg fertilzed up to two weeks after the first conception.

     Yes, that also means that a woman could have two (or more) babies at the same time from two different fathers.

     

    I'd say something about oral skills, but clearly she doesn't have those or she wouldn't be pregnant...



  • (...)who is the fat?

    OMFG. If I wasn't too lazy to sign up to that site I'd go there and troll that question so much.



  • @smbarbour said:

    Actually, I believe it's possible to have another egg fertilzed up to two weeks after the first conception.

    Yes, that also means that a woman could have two (or more) babies at the same time from two different fathers.

    It's possible, yes.



  • @Zylon said:

    @OzPeter said:

    [2] Some people on this board refuse to believe that there is such a word in the USA
     

    In the USA, "spelt" is a kind of wheat. The use of this word as a mutilated variation of "spelled" is a British thing.

    On the other hand, even though "smelt" is a kind of fish, the use of the word as a variation of "smelled" is perfectly acceptable.  (cf. "He who smelt it, dealt it.")



  • @smbarbour said:

    Actually, I believe it's possible to have another egg fertilzed up to two weeks
    after the first conception.
    Well... yes. If twins (triplets...) are fraternal (dizygotic) then they must necessarily come from different eggs, and if the eggs aren't released at the same time, and there is more than on source of 'donor' sperm...




  • @cconroy said:

    On the other hand, even though "smelt" is a kind of fish, the use of the word as
    a variation of "smelled" is perfectly acceptable.
    I thought it had something to do with extracting metals from ore.



  •  @Kiss me I'm Polish said:

    Well, if you ask me, the correct spelling is Janewary, Fubbrewary, and of course the British Novembre and Decembre.

    The Dave Lister method of spelling.

    "How do you know I filled out the form?"

    "Nobody else spells 'Thursday' with an 'F'."


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