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Defense or Defence?

Is it defense or defence?

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Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:08 pm
musicqueen3 says...

I've always written it as defense. But I just looked it up in my Oxford English dictionary and they use "defence" and "defensive." So I dunno. Either way, I guess.

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Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:56 am
Gahks says...

Defence. However, the adjective is "defensive"; thus the adverb is "defensively".
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Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:50 am
scribblingquill says...

Isn't it something like the noun is defence and the verb but defend is the verb. Hmm. I don't know...
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Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:16 pm
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Ratter-chan says...

I said defense. My freakish Mac computer thinks "defence" isn't a word. YWS says it's a word. I looked at all the choices so long, the only one that looks right now is "Bob".
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Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:05 pm
Teh Wozzinator says...

Sports fan says: D-fence...
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Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:10 pm
Twit says...

Isn't it a Yank/Brit thing?
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Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:34 am
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kittykat says...

Ugh... I've been staring at the words for so long they both look wrong to me. I'm going to try to stay away from the word so I won't have to think about it. Maybe we need to make up a word to fit both choices! :D

Therefore, the new word is... dum dum duuumm.... Bob! :p

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Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:54 am
grimy89098 says...

depends what part of the world you come from mainly

i spell it defence (usually)
of course!...
how could i be so dumb?...

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Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:11 pm
Dia-777 says...


Furr.. me too :}
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Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:02 am
stupidiot92 says...

now see i spell it defense because defence makes me think of taking a fence off a yard and i have always spelled it defense because i remember my brother saying

"Defence is dething that surrounds deyard"
It doesn't think, doesn't feel.
It doesn't laugh or cry.
All it does from dusk 'till dawn
is make the soldiers die

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Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:25 pm
writergirl94 says...

stupidiot92 wrote:now see i spell it defense because defence makes me think of taking a fence off a yard

My thoughts exactly! However, then I got to staring at both of the spellings and it made my brain hurt...therefore, I have decided that the correct answer is...



BOB!!!!!!!! :D :) :o 8) :lol: :P :wink:

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Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:59 pm
bunnie_i_am says...

Um..... I can't spell, so, Bob it is!
If I close my eyes andtype it, it comes out like,
this degenves!
I can't type either!
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Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:04 pm
Hollieberry says...

I've always said defence, though strangely it's not something I've thought about before - how odd!
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Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:50 am
ProfessorRabbit says...

That's not one of the ones I usually notice; I think I've spelled it both ways in the past. I voted for "defense."
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100xstupid says...

Think of it this way:
Which one's cooler, s or c? Of course it's C, cos S is like, at the bottom of the alphabet :D
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