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    Question Aunty or Auntie

    Which one is the correct spelling?

    I think it's Aunty and DH thinks it's Auntie

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    Aunty.

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    I use Aunty. Auntie is american I think???

    OH and BTW I would never say Anutie

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    I also write Aunty.
    I would write Aunties if i was referring to more than one - but never just auntie.

    I don't know what's right though.

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    To me it's 'Aunty'. 'Auntie' just looks weird and wrong to me.

    DF spells it 'Ate', no idea where he got that from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leisa21 View Post
    OH and BTW I would never say Anutie
    The lovely Kat is working on it for me as we type

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    Quote Originally Posted by MochaMumma View Post
    The lovely Kat is working on it for me as we type
    hehe, sorry couldn't help myself lol.

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    Coincidentally i was looking this up just the other day. i use both, don't know why I guess I'm just indecisive! Anyways,
    If you are addressing a middle age female, and you do not know her name, in South East Asia, Singapore, or Malaysia, the spelling is Auntie.

    If you are addressing the sister of your parent, then it is a slang term. The proper word to use would be aunt. If you choose to use the slang, both spellings are listed in the Encarta World English Dictionary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leisa21 View Post
    hehe, sorry couldn't help myself lol.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mummum81 View Post
    Coincidentally i was looking this up just the other day. i use both, don't know why I guess I'm just indecisive! Anyways,
    Thanks Mummum81

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    I use different for different people weird some times it looks right some times is doesn't though i do lean toward Auntie when i write to some i like and Aunty when they are just ok


 

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