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Old 01-11-2007, 10:18 AM   #1
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Steak or Stake

Hi,
I have some problem with words and would like to know when I write for example beef stake and when to write beef steak. I checked with google and google doesn't give any spelling correction so I suspect this depends on which country I target but I'm not sure.

Appreciate any advice on this subject.

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Old 01-11-2007, 10:21 AM   #2
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I have never seen it written as stake. I only know it as steak.

A stake is a pointed piece of wood
Steak is a piece of beef (or sometimes other animal).
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:26 AM   #3
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I have never seen it written as stake. I only know it as steak.

A stake is a pointed piece of wood
Steak is a piece of beef (or sometimes other animal).
GB, you took the words out of my mouth!! Now I am left with no other alternative but to pull up my stakes from this thread and move on to greener pastures.
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You kill vampires with a stake.
You kill cows to make a steak.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:34 AM   #5
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I guess I can't trust google for helping me spell correctly in the future .

My mis-stake
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Hahaa! Smooth.
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I guess I can't trust google for helping me spell correctly in the future .

My mis-stake

You can use this dictionary.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:59 AM   #8
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You can use this dictionary.
Yes, exactly. That dictionary or any others Google points you to. Just plug into Google search the word you want to check and the word "definition" -- in this case "steak definition" then "stake definition".
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:18 AM   #9
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My mis-stake
Good one

here is another online dictionary. Merriam Webster
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