When did “definite/definitely” become “definate/definately”?

“Definate/definately” instead of “definite/definitely” is commonly used online, even in articles and blogs. The misspelling of “definite/definitely” is also ironically a common mistake of college graduates, including Ivy League grads. :| What does this common misspelling say about our educational system? “Definitely” is a commonly used word, yet is more often misspelled in the U.S.… Continue reading When did “definite/definitely” become “definate/definately”?