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Do you say disoriented or disorientated?

Do you say disoriented or disorientated?

  • disoriented

    Votes: 55 84.6%
  • disorientated

    Votes: 8 12.3%
  • Other, please explain

    Votes: 2 3.1%

  • Total voters
    65
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kenny

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Do you say disoriented or disorientated?

Your vote is private.
 

AprilBaby

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Are you the grammar police today? We will have to get you defunded.
 

Karl_K

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I say discombobulated.
or spinnnnnnaaaaaaayyyyyssss
 

missy

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disoriented.gif

Disoriented for me.
 

gregchang35

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i am from the farrrrr south and i say disorientated.
 

Mekp

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At work I say orientated ("I'm orientating the new hire today" or "He's orientated x3"). I believe this is the British version and I'm in Canada so it makes sense that we use that.
Outside of work I think I use both.
 

voce

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I cannot remember an instance of using either word. I think I'm more specific in my use of language, and I have found better adjectives to more accurately describe what I'm feeling than either of these two.
 

Rockdiamond

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My DW's first language is not English...
Every time she says "Vayrity" I smile
After all, Vayarity is the spice of life:)
 

AGBF

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I do not think "orientated" is a word. I may be wrong, but if it were British, I think I would have been familiar with it from my reading. I always assumed that people who said "orientated" simply didn't know the that they could stop after saying "oriented". If I learn in this thread that "orientated" is British, I will be very surprised, but also educated. :))
 

AprilBaby

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I use discomboobulated more than either one.
 

AGBF

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I do not think "orientated" is a word. I may be wrong, but if it were British, I think I would have been familiar with it from my reading. I always assumed that people who said "orientated" simply didn't know the that they could stop after saying "oriented". If I learn in this thread that "orientated" is British, I will be very surprised, but also educated. :))
Here is a link with a lot of information on the use of the word "orientate".

 

Mekp

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I do not think "orientated" is a word. I may be wrong, but if it were British, I think I would have been familiar with it from my reading. I always assumed that people who said "orientated" simply didn't know the that they could stop after saying "oriented". If I learn in this thread that "orientated" is British, I will be very surprised, but also educated. :))

This indicates orientated is indeed British.
 

AGBF

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Arcadian

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I usually just say I'm effed up...lol
 

Rockdiamond

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Every time I leave China I'm disoriented.......
 

Garnetgirl

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I’ve always said disoriented, and so do most people I know.

I just consulted my Canadian Oxford Dictionary. It has both terms, but says that ‘disorientated’ is British, as @Mekp indicated.
 

Austina

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I say disorientated, and I’m a Brit.
 
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