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Q: Accomodation- is it a word? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   5 Comments )
Subject: Accomodation- is it a word?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: uzzz-ga
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Posted: 23 Oct 2006 05:31 PDT
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Question ID: 776022

All over the web we see the following word: accomodation . Is this a genuine  word?

Subject: Re: Accomodation- is it a word?
Answered By: answerfinder-ga on 23 Oct 2006 05:52 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear uzzz-ga,

Accomodation is not a word. It is a very common misspelling of the
word, Accommodation.

A search of the Oxford English Dictionary confirms that there is no
such word. (subscribers only).

Use this search term and you will see that it appears on many sites
discussing common spelling errors.

I hope this answers your question. If it does not, or the answer is
unclear, then please ask for clarification of this research before
rating the answer. I shall respond to the clarification request as
soon as I receive it.
Thank you

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Subject: Re: Accomodation- is it a word?
From: qed100-ga on 23 Oct 2006 06:39 PDT
Any object such as "accomodation" can be a word. All one need do is
use it in a context. It's not relevant that, in some regions of
society, there is also the word "accommodation", used in the same
context. It may be that "accomodation" began use as a so-called
misspelling of "accommodation". It doesn't matter. Language does
evolve. It may be that a large number of people are willing to agree
to arbitration via the convention of the Dictionary. It doesn't
matter. Such convention is a consentual issue between pairs of
language users. There is no ownership by A of B's language without B's
consent. If people use "accomodation" in their language, then it is a
Subject: Re: Accomodation- is it a word?
From: hummer-ga on 23 Oct 2006 08:30 PDT
Hi uzzz, interesting question!

Quiz:  Test your Spelling
Q1 - Which is the correct spelling?
* Accomodation
* Accommodation

Subject: Re: Accomodation- is it a word?
From: barneca-ga on 23 Oct 2006 08:34 PDT
i was going to make a long comment here about spelling conventions and
language, but quickly realized that my thinking is still a little
inconsistent and muddled.  that should probably be a sign that i
should just keep quiet, but i?m obviously not going to do that. 
instead i?ll simply say that defining spelling or other language
conventions as ?right? or ?wrong? misses what might be the most useful
characteristic about language: its fuzzy interplay between flexibility
and convention.  ?anything goes?, while attractive from a creative,
anarchic point of view, is probably not workable; language needs to be
consistent enough that a decent-sized group of people can mutually
agree on what means what.  ?the oxford english dictionary knows all?
is just as unrealistic; that?s just not how a vast majority of people
use language.  instead, it?s somewhere in between.  different people
would draw the line between ?right? and ?wrong? in different places:


somehow i?ve arrived at the point where i can criticize someone for
writing the sentence ?this is santa claus of north pole!  i just drop
by your house here at san francisco to drop this letter?, and at the
same time i take certain liberties with spelling and capitalization
without shame.

i?m sure everyone is just dying to know more of what i think about
this, so if i ever figure out what exactly i believe, i?ll be sure to
announce it to the world.

Subject: Re: Accomodation- is it a word?
From: myoarin-ga on 23 Oct 2006 08:48 PDT
At 8:34 in the morning, CAB?  ;-9

No, I'm just joking; that's about the way I think, too.  :-)

Cheers, Myoarin
Subject: Re: Accomodation- is it a word?
From: answerfinder-ga on 30 Oct 2006 02:50 PST
Dear uzzz-ga,
Thank you for the tip. Pleased I could help.

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