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Crying over spilt milk, or is it spilled?

Do we cry over spilt milk or spilled milk? My spell checker says the latter but I remember the former. [more inside]
posted by patheral on May 9, 2012 - 31 answers

The spelling of Popeye's laugh

How do you spell Popeye's laugh? [more inside]
posted by flashboy on Jan 18, 2011 - 19 answers

Grey vs Gray

To me, grey and gray are two different colors, not just two different spellings of the same color. I've asked a few friends, and so far I'm pretty much alone in my perceptions. Does anybody else think of two different colors depending on the spelling used? [more inside]
posted by emmling on Apr 7, 2004 - 32 answers

the meaning of teh

What does "teh" mean? I've seen it on several sites, including the site that must not be named, and it's usually used where "the" would be the more conventional choice. Is it like "intarweb"? [more inside]
posted by bshort on Mar 18, 2004 - 32 answers

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