• Despatched/Dispatched?

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    Spoonerism [sign in to see picture]
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    This has been bugging me for ages -

    When I get the confirmation email that an order is on its way, the subject line of the email line says "Your Lovehoney order has been despatched" yet in the rest of the message "dispatched" is used.

    They mean the exact same thing, I just think it's a bit odd using both spellings!

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    Lorah13 [sign in to see picture]
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    I was just thinking this! It really bugs me for some odd reason.

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    Sum Sub [sign in to see picture]
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    Either way is correct, but yes, good grammar leans towards consistency, personally I prefer the despatch spelling, just like I prefer swap to swop and swat to swot. Yay English 👍

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    Lovehoney - Jess Wilde [sign in to see picture]
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    Oooh how peculiar! This *could* be my fault as I tend to take preference on "dispatch", however for Lovehoney consistency we should stick with despatch.

    Thanks for pointing this out - your next email will show "despatch", not "dispatch" throughout. :) 

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    Kinky J. [sign in to see picture]
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    Be naughty and change them all to dispatched - that's so much cooler :)

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    Young and fun95 [sign in to see picture]
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    But I prefer the dispatched version *sulks*

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    MysticalMayhem [sign in to see picture]
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    I like dispatched. Spelling it with an E looks odd to me. Lol.

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    PurpleHeart [sign in to see picture]
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    I'm going to join with the dispatch love :D. Despatch looks so odd!

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    Kinky J. [sign in to see picture]
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    i before e :-D

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    LittleSwitchBitch [sign in to see picture]
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    I'm kinda part of the despatch side too... Dispatch looks odd to me

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    MysticalMayhem [sign in to see picture]
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    Just like how some people spell thingey instead of thingy. >.<

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    JM88 [sign in to see picture]
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    I prefer dispatch!

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    LittleSwitchBitch [sign in to see picture]
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    MysticalMayhem wrote:

    Just like how some people spell thingey instead of thingy. >.<

    It's thingy !!! Lol... 😂😂
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    MysticalMayhem [sign in to see picture]
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    I know! I can't stand the extra E in thingy!!! :O

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    LittleSwitchBitch [sign in to see picture]
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    MysticalMayhem wrote:

    I know! I can't stand the extra E in thingy!!! :O

    Me neither 😵 in fact I'm sure I had a discussion publicly with a certain grammer grump who adds in the E ... 😂😂
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    MysticalMayhem [sign in to see picture]
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    How hypocritical!!! HA HA!!! :P

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    NEvans [sign in to see picture]
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    I like dispatched hehe, its on most order emails from other ocmpanies so just feels better. x

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    Lovehoney - Jess Wilde [sign in to see picture]
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    This is very interesting feedback actually!

    I also prefer "dispatch", but the decision was made (before my time) that Lovehoney uses "despatch".

    I will pass this information on though as, if it is generally preferred with an "i", it makes sense to use it.

    I'd be interested to know where everyone comes from too - is it mostly UK-based customers who prefer "dispatched"? How do our American and Australian customers feel about it? 

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    I prefer dispatched, it just looks right!

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    MysticalMayhem [sign in to see picture]
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    Well,

    Despatched - Amazon, Musclefood, moonpig, Grindstore.

    Dispatched - Amazon, MyProtein, Apple, Troutflies, eBay.

    ^ just a few emails I've checked. A strange mix of stuff that I've ordered!! Lol!!

    I'm from the UK (West Country) if that helps. My nan says my origins lie with the Vikings. Possibly unusable info there but hey ho! Lol!

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