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    Quote Originally Posted by The Outsider View Post


    Isn't then more like "hen" or "ben"?
    Yes, actually.

    Those words just didn't come to mind when I came up with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    Obviously it's a problem for some people, because they don't know which version to use when typing. They don't have to "choose" when speaking, because they sound exactly the same (where I live...and probably where these misspellers live), so that laziness in not having to distinguish when speaking mixes things up when having to type.
    They should be taught how to speak correctly, then. That kind of sloppiness leads to a poor image and weaker communication skills.

    More specifically, they should go and see some kind of instructor to help them learn how to pronounce International English. These regional dialects are undesirable.

    This is one thing I'm very "J" about, I suppose. I've never liked sloppy communication.

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    I never confuse them.

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    Bleh, I use the words correctly, I just say them in a similar manner. Get over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictionary.com
    than?-?/n, ?n; unstressed ?n, ?n/
    then -?/?n/
    They can have the same pronunciation.

    Just as with any other homophones, which one the speaker is using can be inferred from the context in almost all cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Bleh, I use the words correctly, I just say them in a similar manner. Get over it.
    But that's incorrect. :steam:

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughingebony View Post
    They can have the same pronunciation.

    Just as with any other homophones, which one the speaker is using can be inferred from the context in almost all cases.
    Just because they can be inferred from the stupid context doesn't mean that that should be the only way to tell them apart.

    They are normally different, they just sound the same because you SLUR your speech so badly.

    Ugh. LAZY. :rolli:

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    Why do we need another way to tell them apart?

    Ugh. SUPERFLUOUS. :rolli:

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    I gotta enter responses from surveys, and interestingly enough (never would have guessed), in written form, no less, a common mistake was............


    ....accept versus except. The latter being subbed to mean the former.

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