PaulieB: It’s an altered /t/ sound, not quite a /d/. Yes, it is voiced, like the /d/, but not a full /d/ sound. In any event, as someone else said, it would still be “medeoR.”
Pedant: In that case, there should also be a comma after “and.”
Katie didn’t “no” it was a spelling bee!
@ admin – do you mean harassing HERE? Or on the actual FB page? If people are harassing the person on their actual FB page then yeah, that’s a (funny but) dickish move. But if it’s HERE, isn’t that the point?
On topic: if Katie was my friend and I was subjected to her stupidity on a regular basis I’d probably love Scott’s comments, but I kinda feel bad for her here. Sometimes the really stupid are also really sweet & nice, like puppies. Either way “media shower” is HILARIOUS.
People pronounce words differently depending on their accents. For instance, where I am in America, they make NO distinction AT ALL between the vowel sounds in MERRY, MARRY and MARY. It all comes out sounding like MERRY.
That’s not the problem here. The problem is that she wrote “media” instead of “meteor” which is not a problem of accent or dialect, it’s a problem of lame.
Actually in the Australian and New Zealand accent, meteor does sound quite like media, seeing as we soften some t´s and don´t pronounce the end of many words (another example would be car, we say caa). It´s a kind of lazy accent.
Obviously Katie is an idiot for writing the wrong word, accent issues or not. Maybe if she took a night class it´d help her education and meteor shower watching chances?
I can’t stand it when people get defensive over their horrible spelling. No, you’re not in a spelling bee, but when you use an entirely different word and people can’t tell what the hell you’re talking about, you’ve failed at the entire point of communication.
@jack #69 – theres a difference between a) being lazy and not capitalizing or not proofreading for typos and b) being retarded and not knowing the difference between your/you’re than/then there/their/they’re and meteor/media. these are covered in 1st grade in public schools under the heading “how to talk”
Everybody needs a friend like Scott. Then again, everybody needs a friend like Katie. Wait….how did katie get a friend like Scott?..Vice versa. Do Wolves mix with sheep these days, or is the fun in the hunt?