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Scepticism Spelled Wrong

  1. Aug 16, 2011 #1
    "Scepticism" Spelled Wrong...

    I just noticed that Skepticism is misspelled. However, it wasn't spelled wrong before. What happened? Is it just me or is it everyone else?
     
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  3. Aug 16, 2011 #2
    Re: "Sceptisism" Spelled Wrong...

    where do you see it spelled wrong?
     
  4. Aug 16, 2011 #3
    Re: "Sceptisism" Spelled Wrong...

    In the PF home page, "Scepticism and Debunking". I just looked it up though; it seems that scepticism is another way of spelling it.
     
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  5. Aug 16, 2011 #4

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    Re: "Sceptisism" Spelled Wrong...

    Skepticism is the dictionary spelling.

    Where were you looking that had it spelled diferently?
     
  6. Aug 17, 2011 #5

    Pengwuino

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    Ban him.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2011 #6

    Evo

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    Throws herself in front of Ivan. Nooo, he was just confused by the amount of misspelling on the web.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2011 #7
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    59u51j.jpg

    There is a screen shot.
     
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  10. Aug 17, 2011 #9

    Evo

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    Re: "Sceptisism" Spelled Wrong...

    The forum is spelled correctly - skepticism.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2011 #10
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    I see it differently though... I see what my screen shot has.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2011 #11

    Evo

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    Re: "Sceptisism" Spelled Wrong...

    Oh, you mean its spelled scepticism, that's the british variant of skepticism, yes, it should be changed.
     
  13. Aug 17, 2011 #12
    Re: "Sceptisism" Spelled Wrong...

    both spellings are correct
     
  14. Aug 17, 2011 #13
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    Yep, even when I enter the sub-forum too, it is spelled scepticism.

    Yea I know, I just realized it. Before I thought I saw it spelled it with a k.
     
  15. Aug 17, 2011 #14

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    Re: "Sceptisism" Spelled Wrong...

    scep·tic, scep·ti·cal, scep·ti·cism

    Definition of SCEPTIC
    chiefly British variant of skeptic, skeptical, skepticism

    Greg, we have the Britsh spelling, not American English.

    I swear it was spelled with a k too, someone messed with it? Or did my mind automatically correct it?
     
  16. Aug 17, 2011 #15
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    hmmm must have been cristo :biggrin:
     
  17. Aug 17, 2011 #16
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    I thought I went crazy there for a sec! LOL! So I guess cristo changed it. haha!
     
  18. Aug 17, 2011 #17

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    Re: "Scepticism" Spelled Wrong...

    Here is what the dictionary says about spellings with c or k:
     
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  19. Aug 17, 2011 #18

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    Damn you!!!!

    People that don't come to chat will not understand the significance of this!

    Shakes fist at micro!!!!!!!
     
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  20. Sep 10, 2011 #19
    Re: "Scepticism" Spelled Wrong...

    Scepticism can only really be spelt with a "c". Scepticism is a word of Greek origins and there is no "K" in Greek.
     
  21. Sep 11, 2011 #20

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    Re: "Scepticism" Spelled Wrong...

    Last time I checked there was no c in Greek. According to wiktionary in Greek it is σκεπτικός - written with kappa.
     
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