Writing Tip 13: “Definitely” vs. “Defiantly” (a.k.a. “The Radically Opinionated”)

Man with Pen2-smallOne of my favorite typos of all time is when people write “defiantly” instead of “definitely.” This may be a spell check auto-correct mistake, but it gives me a laugh every time. Avoid laughing editors. Check yourself on this one.

Example 1: I definitely agree. (agreeing passionately)
Example 2: I defiantly agree. (agreeing with a tri-cornered hat on; Huzzah!)