We all have words that trip us up every time we go to use them. For me, it is definitely. I have to stop and think about it every time – it always seems like it should be “definately”. But I work hard to remember to spell it correctly.
That is the driving force behind my need to clear this up. Ridiculous. The word is not spelled “rediculous” – it is ridiculous. This drives me batty every time I see it, and I see it spelled incorrectly a lot.
You may turn red when you feel ridiculous, but there is no “red” in the word.
Thank you. That concludes this public service announcement.