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'til vs. Till

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Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:58 pm
Esmé says...

'til looks much more becoming ^_^

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Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:09 pm
Lauren says...

I used wonder about it... geek that I am. I do believe I write 'till' more than the other, because I think it looks better. But, then again, 'til is probably more correct.

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Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:58 pm
JFW1415 says...


'Cause in first person we need to have a specific voice, as we do with dialogue?


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Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:31 am
Meep says...

I like 'til (with or without the apostrophe) better, because when I see till my first thought, even when it's in the context of until, is to till the land or something, like niteowl said. (*grew up in a rural area*) Merriam-Webster says using till for until is cheifly Scottish and I'm ... not.
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Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:17 pm
Dream Deep says...

... When I first saw this subject in the "View Topics Since Last Visit" list, I actually thought it had something to do with Suz. xD

That having been said, I vote for 'til. Otherwise I think of Suz. Obviously. ;)

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Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:28 pm
Emerson says...

... When I first saw this subject in the "View Topics Since Last Visit" list, I actually thought it had something to do with Suz. xD

If it makes you feel better, when I first saw it, I thought someone was talking about me, too! *should vote*
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Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:46 pm
Elizabeth says...


It's cooler with the apostrophe.

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Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:53 pm
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Teh Wozzinator says...

I voted Till. It's easier to type. Plus, I'm the one who started the whole argument by using till.

But if it was on there, I would've voted until.

This is my final answer: I will write till, which I believe is correct, and is easier to write, but I won't care what other people write. Firestarter had a good post though. I agree with him. (This last paragraph was edited after he posted.)

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Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:59 pm
mateeah3 says...

'Til... easy answer, unlike the analogy.
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Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:19 pm
k3pt says...

Till. :wink:

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Firestarter says...

I prefer till.

By the way, till is not short for until. 'til, on the other hand, is a lazy contraction of until and looks messy. I'm not a fan of loose apostrophes. Till is in fact an interchangeable variant of until.

To be honest though, until beats them both.
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Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:41 pm
~Volant~ says...

'til. All the way. haha

Isn't till a completely different word? Like, as in, "To till the earth"? haha
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Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:28 am
Elelel says...

Haha ... I remember in primary school when I would write "till" and teachers and such would get annoyed with me and tell me I had to write "until" because "till" didn't exist. I was very confused because I was pretty sure it DID exist. BUT WHO'S LAUGHING NOW? That's right. Me.

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Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:36 pm
TheWordsmith says...

If you ask me, til beats 'til, Till and until. Why? It's fun, easy to type, and without an apostrophe! But to be serious, I just like being a non-conformist. :)
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Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:28 pm
Ratter-chan says...

I chose "Till"! The other one isn't even a real word. Well, at least the dictionary says it's not. ......THE DICTIONARY HAS SPOKEN!!
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