Talk:woah

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Whoa not woah. Woah is not an alternative spelling.

seriously, it's "whoa"[edit]

this should be redirected to "whoa" and indicated as a common error

Merriam-Webster agrees. Kane2742 21:25, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
Not redirected, but unless this happens to be really common we can call it a misspelling, not an alternative form. Whoa is so informal that I'm not sure if misspelling is the best word for it. Ah well. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:10, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
This is a misspelling, not an alternative spelling. "Alot" is not an alternative spelling of "a lot," "there" (possessive) is not an alternative spelling of "their," etc. 204.210.190.132 21:51, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Ok done. Renard Migrant (talk) 23:35, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
It says "alternative spelling." It's not one. It's a misspelling. Please fix! 204.210.190.132 01:35, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
That was changed per the Tea Room. It's an alternative spelling as common as other words. Meemo16 (talk) 07:32, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Removed from "misspelling" category, rationale:[edit]

While "woah" is certainly proscribed against and it's a disputed spelling, it's not a "misspelling" as such. To give a quick feeling for what a "misspelling" means in contrast to other categories, one quick look at the "English misspellings" category gives spellings like "aquifiers", "Amercia", and "artic". I think it's clear that while there is definitely an opposition to "woah", the use of "woah" is not based on incorrectly mapping the word to the letters that make it up, but simple variation, just like "lite", "transitionary", etc. 67.246.23.0 05:38, 17 December 2016 (UTC)