three things

August 23, 2006

It is a never-ending annoyance to me that judgment is spelled the way that it is, without that extra “e.” Everytime I see the word I think about how annoying that is.

UNC is back in session. This year I am ten years older than the freshmen.

I really can’t stand noodling guitars in songs that go on forever. But I adore songs that drone with guitar feedback. What is the difference between the two? One is a sustained blast of sound, the other moves around too much?

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4 Responses to “three things”

  1. grammar nazi Says:

    Traditionally, the word has been spelled judgment in all forms of the English language. However, the spelling judgement (with e added) largely replaced judgment in the United Kingdom in a non-legal context. In the context of the law, however, judgment is preferred. This spelling change contrasts with other similar spelling changes made in American English, which were rejected in the UK. In the US at least, judgment is still preferred and judgement is considered incorrect by many American style guides. As with many such spelling differences, both forms are equally acceptable in Canadian English and Australian English. In New Zealand English the form judgment is the preferred spelling in dictionaries, newspapers and legislation, although the variant judgement can also be found in all three categories.

  2. Kristina Says:

    Judgment: ME TOO.

    I don’t even want to figure out how much older I am than the freshmen.

    Noodly guitar vs. drone: ME TOO!


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