Tuesday, June 16, 2009

All Together Now
Got this from Jared Leising a couple weeks ago. It's pretty cool. A collage of You Tube musical instruments. "Play these together, some or all, start them at any time, in any order."

"In Bb 2.0 is a collaborative music and spoken word project conceived by Darren Solomon from Science for Girls, and developed with contributions from users.

The videos can be played simultaneously -- the soundtracks will work together, and the mix can be adjusted with the individual volume sliders."

Check it out.


The Most Misspelled Word? Definitely

According to a new study, "definitely" is the most misspelled word in English. (This might be the Queen's English, and not American English though, since "manoeuvre" also made the list.)

Also on the list were broccoli, phlegm, bureaucracy, indict, consensus, unnecessary, sacrilegious and prejudice.

General opinion surrounding the poll seems to blame text messaging for our inability to spell. You know, because people are always texting the words "bureaucracy" and "sacrilegious." Spell check perhaps could shoulder a little blame, but typing OMG into your phone is not automatically the same thing as not being able to spell words correctly.


Premium T. said...

The You Tube piece is amazing.

Radish King said...

My grandpa gave me a dollar for learning how to spell phlegm, but I always have to stop and think about definitely and also separate.


wv: reper


John said...

Definitely, absolutely, certainly, positively, unquestionably, without doubt, beyond doubt undeniably, categorically this are the synonyms for definitely in MS Word. Are you sure it misspelled?