About Spellings

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About Spelling, Grammar, and Similar Bitching.


"Is there some reason why "gryphon" is the preferred spelling here?

To me it's like an early version of convoluted "leetspeak". It uses a 'Y' even though an 'I' will do just as well, and a 'PH' instead of two 'FF's'. I know the name is Greek in origin but honestly, that style of transliteration is atrocious.

Personally, I find that spelling totally ophensyve."


"It's because so many people who like fantasy stuff are retards who have to do things to make themselves feel different and special. They spell perfectly good words with a 'Y' instead of an 'I' (I'm looking at you, Goldenvale), they use "ph" instead of "f", 'j' instead of 'g', and 'k' instead of 'c', just so they an spell things different to be special. Look at the retards spelling magic as 'majik'."


"The ones I hate are the ones who alter the spelling of "magic" as if the alternate spellings indicate some kind of secret knowledge that those who use mundane spellings lack. It starts innocently enough with "Magick", then there's "Majik", "Majyck", "M'jyk", and so on.

Yes I'm fully aware that Aleister Crowley did this, and blame him for starting this stupid trend."


"It makes a linguist want to vomit."

Lucas The Lost

"Knowing how to spell "Amtgard" would be nice too. NO 'P'!"


"People who throw random 'P's in there make me crazy. There is a guy out in in Talon Field that actually pronounces it "Aumpt'gard". It erks me more than the guy in my guild who says "a'Grow" instead of "Agg'Roe" and "Pa'Laadin" instead of "Pal-a-din"."

Oy! You have the "Em'Phasis" on the wrong "Syl'Labble"!


"No, no, no."

  • pop·u·lous* (pŏp'yə-ləs) adj. Containing many people or inhabitants; having a large population.
  • pop·u·lace* /ˈpɒpyələs/ noun the common people of a community, nation, etc., as distinguished from the higher classes, all the inhabitants of a place; population.

Slough sluhf to be or become shed or cast off, to dispose or get rid of

  • “Sluff” is commonly used for Amtgard purposes and is acceptable.


pop•u•lace pop-yuh-luh s –noun 1. the common people of a community, nation, etc., as distinguished from the higher classes. 2. all the inhabitants of a place; population.

  • This is the CORRECT spelling to use when addressing the “Populace of Amtgard”… NOT “populous” (see definition below).

pop•u•lous pop-yuh-luh s –adjective 1. full of residents or inhabitants, as a region; heavily populated. 2. jammed or crowded with people: "There's no more populous place than Times Square on New Year's Eve." 3. forming or comprising a large number or quantity: "Because of epidemics the tribes are not nearly so populous as they once were."

cor•o•na•tion (kawr-uh-ney-shuh n, kor-) –noun the act or ceremony of crowning a king, queen, or other sovereign.

Al•thing (ahl-thing, awl-) –noun the parliament of Iceland, consisting of an upper and a lower house.

Also worth noting:

"Mid-reign" describes a point in time in the middle of a reign. Both "Midreign" and "Mid-reign" are commonly used as the proper name of a particular event; both are acceptable.

sched·ule (skej-ool, -ool, -oo-uhl; Brit. shed-yool, shej-ool) –noun 1. a plan of procedure, usually written, for a proposed objective, esp. with reference to the sequence of and time allotted for each item or operation necessary to its completion 2. a series of things to be done or of events to occur at or during a particular time or period 3. a timetable.

–verb (used with object) 4. to make a schedule of or enter in a schedule. 5. to plan for a certain date: to schedule publication for June.

  • "Schedual" is NOT A WORD.

EDITS after eSam feedback:

"Amtgard", please, NOT Amtgaurd, Amptgard, Amtguard, or any similar butcherings.

"Corpora", NOT Capora, Copora, etc.

"Duchy", NOT Dutchy.

I don't care how people spell Annihalus.