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Spelling "pheonix"

Spelling "Pheonix"  

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  1. 1. How do you spell the word "Pheonix"

    • Pheonix (ignore above spelling)
      10
    • Phoenix (ignore same above spelling)
      60
  2. 2. How do you think it should be spelled?

    • Pheonix
      12
    • Phoenix
      58


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Just a weird thought here. The word is spelled way different that it is pronounced, just like 30% of the written english language ;)

 

Just thought it'd be interesting to see how everyone else spells it and how they think should be spelled.

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Feenix, duh. ;)

 

It's spelled phoenix, pretty sure. :D

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I try to pronounce and spell things they way they're supposed to be. ;)

 

Phoenix.

Edited by Bub 5000

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To quote Dan Le Sac...

 

"Thou shalt spell the word “Phoenix” P-H-E-O-N-I-X, not P-H-O-E-N-I-X, regardless of what the Oxford English Dictionary tells you."

 

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Whoa.. I didn't even notice they were spelled differently until I saw everyone's post :)

 

I spell it phoenix, and I think it should be spelled phoenix :(

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I spell it as phoenix, but I really think it should be pheonix.

 

Same here.

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I try to pronounce and spell things they way they're supposed to be spelled. :greenhat:

 

Phoenix.

Same here. :wizard:

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I spell it properly, of course. Phoenix. Oh and don't pay attention to Oxford... pay attention to Merriam Webster.

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I spell it Phoenix, but I reckon it should be Pheonix...I got 62 out of 65 for my last spelling test, and Phoenix was one of the ones I got wrong :queen:

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Well since it's Phoenecians it must be phoenix.

 

It's also spelt that way in dictionary.

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I spell it, phoenix.

 

I also like and think it should stay, phoenix :queen:.

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I spell it phoenix, but I still think we should spell things phonetically...

As all decent languages do.

 

:wub: (I'm kidding, of course)

 

I spell it properly, of course. Phoenix. Oh and don't pay attention to Oxford... pay attention to Merriam Webster.

Who in his sane mind would pay attention to a dictionary that not only considers "w00t" a word, but pronounces it "word of the year 2007"? :mad:

 

Seriously? There shouldn't even be a question about it. It is spelled phoenix because of its latin root.
Greek* :mad:

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I spell it Phoenix. Just because that's the way I learned it.

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I spell it phoenix, but I still think we should spell things phonetically...

As all decent languages do.

 

:) (I'm kidding, of course)

 

I spell it properly, of course. Phoenix. Oh and don't pay attention to Oxford... pay attention to Merriam Webster.

Who in his sane mind would pay attention to a dictionary that not only considers "w00t" a word, but pronounces it "word of the year 2007"? :blink:

 

Seriously? There shouldn't even be a question about it. It is spelled phoenix because of its latin root.
Greek* :P

I neither consider w00t a word nor observe it as word of the year, but that's the internet for you. The point is Merriam Webster is generally up-to-date (compared to, for example, Oxford). Besides--they put up a poll to nominate a word of the year, and w00t won. Blame idiots on the internet, not Merriam Webster. At least they honestly "awarded" the title, instead of disqualifying it just because it's "w00t".

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Wouldn't it be rather difficult to change the spelling?

 

Phoenix is a commonly used word. I live in Phoenix, AZ. I'm a Phoenician. A Phoenix is a type of mythical bird (right?).

 

And it's spelled Phoenix because of the etymology. :)

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I spell it phoenix, but I still think we should spell things phonetically...

As all decent languages do.

 

:) (I'm kidding, of course)

 

I spell it properly, of course. Phoenix. Oh and don't pay attention to Oxford... pay attention to Merriam Webster.

Who in his sane mind would pay attention to a dictionary that not only considers "w00t" a word, but pronounces it "word of the year 2007"? :blink:

 

Seriously? There shouldn't even be a question about it. It is spelled phoenix because of its latin root.
Greek* :P

I neither consider w00t a word nor observe it as word of the year, but that's the internet for you. The point is Merriam Webster is generally up-to-date (compared to, for example, Oxford). Besides--they put up a poll to nominate a word of the year, and w00t won. Blame idiots on the internet, not Merriam Webster. At least they honestly "awarded" the title, instead of disqualifying it just because it's "w00t".

I looked it up seeing as I've never heard of "Merriam Webster" before. It's actually quite a good website - I like how you simply tick-box the options instead of having to click them. :P

 

 

Wouldn't it be rather difficult to change the spelling?

It definitely would be. I think there would be a lot of complaining, especially for those who might disagree with the change.

 

A Phoenix is a type of mythical bird (right?).

Yes. :ice:

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Pheonix doesn't make it sound any more like how it's pronounced...

 

It'd sound something like fee-oh-nix

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