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  • #78012

    great idea
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    I think you are oversimplifying it GAM.

    this is from Merriam-Webster:
    1 of a letter : of or conforming to the series A, B, C, etc. rather than a, b, c, etc.

    2a: punishable by death
    b: involving execution ;capital punishment>
    c: most serious

    3a: chief in importance or influence ;capital ships; ;the capital importance of criticism in the work of creation itself — T. S. Eliott;
    b: being the seat of government

    4: of or relating to capital (see 3capital); especially : relating to or being assets that add to the long-term net worth of a corporation;capital improvement;

    I contend the mall-namers could refer to 3b to validate their choice of spelling.
    you usually see ‘state capitals’ which corroborates this.

    #78014

    GAM
    Participant

    I was going from memory, which is a dangerous game for me (and getting more so each day). I trust your research.

    #78015

    great idea
    Participant

    I honestly wasn’t sure myself until I looked it up.

    I consider myself happy that I remember how to spell our ‘Capitol Hill’ correctly (which was supposedly named after a neighborhood in Denver which held the Colorado State Capitol building).

    #78016

    Salmon Bay
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    #78096

    Life is amazing
    Participant

    Good god people!I was on a rant and didn’t proofread.Now I’m worried I’ll spell something wrong on this post.
    I can’t believe the accidental dropping of a punctuation mark is a more interesting topic than poop ;)
    What’s funny is I am the world’s worst speller but your and you’re are not a point of confusion for me.
    I did enjoy all the funny remarks that it caused tough

    #78097

    Life is amazing
    Participant

    Good god people!I was on a rant and didn’t proofread.Now I’m worried I’ll spell something wrong on this post.
    I can’t believe the accidental dropping of a punctuation mark is a more interesting topic than poop ;)
    What’s funny is I am the world’s worst speller but your and you’re are not a point of confusion for me.
    I did enjoy all the funny remarks that it caused tough t thood god people!I was on a rant and didn’t proofread.Now I’m worried I’ll spell something wrong on this post.
    I can’t believe the accidental dropping of a punctuation mark is a more interesting topic than poop ;)
    What’s funny is I am the world’s worst speller but your and you’re are not a point of confusion for me.
    I did enjoy all the funny remarks that it caused thow thought thou through through though

    #78099

    phoo
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    Hey, you really don’t want to get me on a roll about poop. I’ve worked in animal rescue, as a nurse’s aid, and as a janitor. You just don’t want to hear those stories. Much better to go on a tear about spelling.

    Although I am naturally a great speller, I confess that our mongrel language does not make it easy. Sure, we have rules about spelling, and then we break them. “I before E, except after C, except weird cases like weird.” I recently learned caffeine is one of these words and I’m still trying to spell the damned thing right. Borrowing from everyone is often an asset to our country, but is a real liability when it comes to spelling words correctly.

    #78102

    Chris
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    I am on record as saying that poop is the single funniest word in the English language. However, I have low standards, other than spelling.

    #78103

    phoo
    Participant

    You’re wrong, Chris. The single funniest word is “poopy.”

    #78104

    Chris
    Participant

    Thought experiment – put umlauts over the two o’s in poop. The funny and the symmetry far outweigh what you can do with “poopy”. I am not proud that I’ve thought about these things, but I have thought about these things.

    #78105

    phoo
    Participant

    Visually, I think you’re right. But “poopy” is aurally hilarious. Such a wonderfully silly word.

    #78106

    GAM
    Participant

    pööp!

    #78107

    oldguybc
    Participant

    All my grandkids (and kids too, sometimes) call me “Poppy”, sometimes misspelled as “Poopy”, I never complain because it pretty much fits…

    #78110

    Life is amazing
    Participant

    Hahahaha
    Well this was fun to open.
    First we have my contribution that just looks bizarre because I was doing it with my smart phone that was being particularly dumb that day (usually it’s user error but not that time) going on and off and saying it didn’t post when clearly it did so that I kept trying to finish it and post it not knowing what was going on.
    Then a debate about whether poop or poopy is the more entertaining word with Gam popping in with a happy little addition and then Oldguy cracking me up.
    Hee, thanks guys

    #78113

    oldguybc
    Participant

    LIA, nice to hear someone laugh, life is far too short not to…
    Without the GAM definition we would not have a deck to throw the halibut on…

    #78115

    Chris
    Participant

    Come for the ranting. Stay for the poop jokes. That’s what we are here for.

    #78116

    phoo
    Participant

    Hahahaha, Chris! Truth.

    #78117

    great idea
    Participant

    Truth’s Chris Stank House

    #78195

    Life is amazing
    Participant

    Hahahaha!

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