xj wrote:darn google and its know-all ways!
Taz - I was thinking "spelled" as in giving someone a time out/off scenario, as the term "he' s been spelled" during cricket commentary pertaining to a bowler having a break. Or "let's stop for a spell"... as in have a rest... in contrast to how a word is "spelt". Totally different meanings.
ahh, I see. You must be, much, much, much older than me
Not really used in my generations vocabulary. "Spell" sometimes in written but that's about it.
Heath wrote:here, hair, heir, hare, hear
beer, bare, bear, bier
There, they're, their
And that is why English is a bitch to learn! Mind you people who take it as a second language manage to have better written language than most of us
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