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    Guesstimate... I love my DIG so much... but every time I read this I have to close the page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    Guesstimate... I love my DIG so much... but every time I read this I have to close the page.
    how is it spelled? guestimate? I'm genuinely confused!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    how is it spelled? guestimate? I'm genuinely confused!!
    It isn't a word 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    how is it spelled? guestimate? I'm genuinely confused!!
    It's not a word. Guess and estimate are the same thing, so using both just negates the meaning. Like "irregardless".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    It's not a word. Guess and estimate are the same thing, so using both just negates the meaning. Like "irregardless".
    hrm I beg to differ. I know it's not a real word but it's a bit of a portmanteau. a guess, which by definition is making a choice at random (no thought process or logic to it) and estimate, which suggests consideration of the variables and the selection of the most likely outcome based on some educated rationale. to me, a guesstimate is somewhere between those two points. it's more than a wild stab in the dark, but then you haven't done enough homework to call it an estimate. so you have a guesstimate

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    hrm I beg to differ. I know it's not a real word but it's a bit of a portmanteau. a guess, which by definition is making a choice at random (no thought process or logic to it) and estimate, which suggests consideration of the variables and the selection of the most likely outcome based on some educated rationale. to me, a guesstimate is somewhere between those two points. it's more than a wild stab in the dark, but then you haven't done enough homework to call it an estimate. so you have a guesstimate
    You have said it yourself- it's not a real word.
    How you feel about it and what it means is irrelevant to the fact that it is not a real word.

    And guess is a synonym to estimate. Guess doesn't just mean a stab in the dark. It is something done without sufficient information, not no information.
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    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...sh/guesstimate

    it's in the Oxford dictionary. granted, it's informal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    Doesn't make it any less nonsensical. Again, like "irregardless".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    Doesn't make it any less nonsensical. Again, like "irregardless".
    well no I disagree. if it's in the Oxford then it's a real word. it's not nonsensical. read the definition, it's a midpoint between a guess and an estimate.

    and you wouldn't say irregardless, you'd say irrespective.


 

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