Monday, May 11, 2009

also technically could use a hyphen


Carla spotted this and quips, "They know your gym time is rife with judgments (hence the quotes). But what they don't know is you're also judging their spelling."

11 comments:

Generation Next said...

Actually, judgement with an e is an accepted spelling.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/judgement

Brandon said...

What Generation Next said.

Same thing goes for worshiping vs. worshipping.

English is annoying sometimes.

Gloom Raider said...

Thank you! I considered not joining my local branch of this gym because of the lack of hyphen...and I gave my father the free T-shirt to get the slogan as far from me as possible!

lattégirl said...

The proliferation of unnecessary quotation marks seems to be in direct proportion to the decrease in apostrophes (or misuse thereof) and hyphens. Yesterday on Facebook I saw "Happy Mother Day," "Happy Mothers Day," and "Happy day to all the Mother's out there." *sigh*

john said...

It's as correct as "colour," i.e., not wrong, but unamerican.

lattégirl said...

Unamerican, as in Canadian or British, therefore... BETTER. :)

Laura Dotson-Thomson said...

Maybe they're in Switzerland or something, so it's a free zone, and you're allowed to pass "judgement". Or it's a free zone for judges? I'm confused.

furrykef said...

Although I'm an American, I strongly prefer the spelling "judgement" because it's not pronounced "jud-guh-ment", which is how "judgment" looks to me.

lucre said...

Both "spellings" are acceptable in American "writing," but only 'judgment' is acceptable in American "legal writing".

Mark said...

Actually, the hyphenation is English UK grammar. In the US, no hyphenation is acceptable.

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