We had a blast having a chat with Mebournian's and asking them to spell dietitian. It proved to be a challenge!
According to the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA) the spelling of the word has been a long-standing matter for dietitians! Did you know that the spelling of “dietitian” has been adopted since1967!
The misspelling of dietitian spelled with a “c” has become more common with the use of computer spell-check systems. As an example, Microsoft spell-check only use to recognises the variant of dietitian with a ‘c’. However after being bombarded by angry dietitians, newer versions of spell check should now recognise the correct spelling. Additionally, the Marriam-Webster Dictionary has updated its dictionary favouring "dietitian" as the most preferred way to spell the word.
Below is the official entry in the Marriam-Webster Dictionary for 2015:
Main Entry: di·e·ti·tian Variant(s): or di·e·ti·cian
Date: circa 1846
Definition: a specialist in dietetics
Top 10 ways to spell dieitian WRONG!
As I'm no pronouncer, I may have spelt the word "Melbournian's"
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