Thursday, April 06, 2006

Polyglot or Poliglot

Many people who I talk with about the site are not native English speakers (well, for them learning English is going to become easier with Internet Polyglot). And after I tell them about the site I tell them what is the url of the site. OK, they say - I'll visit your site.

What was the surprise when some of them were calling me and asking 'where is your site? why is it not available?'. I am going to check and see that the site is fine, available and looks good. Only after multiple painful interactions I understood that many of those people type POLIGLOT with I instead of POLYGLOT with Y. Well, I had to go and register a new domain www.InternetPoliglot.com and redirect it to the main site.

Moral of the fable: Dear polyglotters! The word 'polyglot' is spelt with Y, not I. Not that I know for sure how to spell all English words. Not at all! Can you call yourself a fan of Internet Polyglot if you can't even spell it? Hardly!

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2 comments:

MP said...

Probably it would be nice during redirection from Internet Poliglot domain to notify people that they did a misprint in a word poliglot and it should be spelled as polyglot

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

I agree with the above suggestion.
Because, there was no need for the new site you created for "poliglot". You don't bow to the ignorance of others. You correct them and let them follow the correction. That is the only way to learn. Do the right thing.

God bless.