Author Topic: Nonplussed about nonplused  (Read 760 times)

mkenuk

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Nonplussed about nonplused
« on: July 15, 2018, 08:21:39 PM »
worshiped cost me a rosette a couple of weeks ago;
nonplused cost me a rosette yesterday

I'm really geting a bit pised off with some of these these weird spelings!

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Re: Nonplussed about nonplused
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 10:10:33 PM »
Found by only 6.6% of players - lower than for worshiped.  Certainly not a common spelling!

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Re: Nonplussed about nonplused
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 01:19:58 AM »
worshiped cost me a rosette a couple of weeks ago;
nonplused cost me a rosette yesterday


Too bad your memory didn't go back a couple of weeks while you were playing the game. I got nonplused mainly because I remembered the previous discussion about worshiped and decided to give nonplused a try. Success!

I'm not 100% convinced that worshiped should have been reclassified The Google ngram viewer shows that nonplused, however, is far, far, far less common. I agree that nonplused is a good candidate for reclassification.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 01:56:57 AM by rogue_mother »
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Re: Nonplussed about nonplused
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 03:54:33 AM »
I'm really geting a bit pised off with some of these these weird spelings!

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Re: Nonplussed about nonplused
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 02:23:44 PM »
Agreed, belatedly. The nonplused spelling will be classed as rare from now on. For some further discussion opf English spelling issues raised by this word see this topic from May this year.
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