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curiosity

Discussion in 'English' started by bananabottom, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Can anyone tell me if there is a ligitimate spelling of curiosity but spelt curiousity. Had a differing of opinion and I am curious to find out!
     
  2. Hi there
    I believe (but please don't quote me) that it is the Canadian/American spelling. If you google the word you'll find all kinds of theories as to who uses it.
    The english dictionary is definitely "curiosity" but it does say that it is commonly miss-spelled as "curiousity".
    Hope this helps.
    eannie

     
  3. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    "curiousity"???
    New one on me! I mark a lot of international English and American spelling is accepted, of course, as long as it is consistent but I wouldn't have hesitated to mark that spelling wrong.
     

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