Dispatch or Despatch?

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by serrano, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. serrano

    serrano UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Dispatch or Despatch - how do you spell it? According to the Oxford dictionary both are perfectly acceptable. "Despatch" for me, doesn't look quite right though hence me heading for the dictionary!

    Putting the finishing touches on an off the shelf shopping cart and "despatch" is the spelling on customer order confirmations etc "Your order has been despatched" - would you think it had been spelled wrong? :|
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: serrano Member since: Nov 30, 2007
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  2. Online Trader

    Online Trader UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Dispatched for me defo ;)
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: Online Trader Member since: Sep 28, 2007
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  3. webformastudios

    webformastudios UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Dispatch is definatly the way forward :p
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: webformastudios Member since: Jun 22, 2009
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  4. shopintegrator

    shopintegrator UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    From dictionary.com it is thought that Despatch is from the Spanish despachar and Dispatch is from the Italia dispacciare

    For me, I would use dispatch and probably assume that despatch was a mistake, even though it is equally valid once you get your dictionary out :)
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: shopintegrator Member since: Apr 22, 2009
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  5. Arial

    Arial UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I use dispatch on all my sales emails.
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: Arial Member since: Aug 18, 2005
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  6. serrano

    serrano UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Cheers all, that sorts that then.

    an i for an e it is. :)
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: serrano Member since: Nov 30, 2007
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  7. edmondscommerce

    edmondscommerce Magento + PHP Expert Full Member - Verified Business

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    its got to be despatch

    dispatch is american and just looks wrong

    its like aluminum.. or airplane.. or mom
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: edmondscommerce Member since: Nov 11, 2008
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  8. webformastudios

    webformastudios UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Ahhh trust you Joseph :p.... just when we thought we had that one all tied up lol.

    Chris
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: webformastudios Member since: Jun 22, 2009
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  9. Stationery-Direct

    Stationery-Direct UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Funny you should ask this, when I did my site I decided on dispatch, however I notice a lot of other sites do use despatch and I was thinking of changing it yesterday, don't think i will bother now, I like to be different anyway :D

    Dispatch does look better to me.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2009
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: Stationery-Direct Member since: Jul 12, 2005
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  10. GRDCredit

    GRDCredit UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    Send :).........
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: GRDCredit Member since: Mar 26, 2009
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  11. los_design

    los_design UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Posted for me ;)
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: los_design Member since: Jun 7, 2009
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  12. edmondscommerce

    edmondscommerce Magento + PHP Expert Full Member - Verified Business

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    :) nice weekend everyone im off!!
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: edmondscommerce Member since: Nov 11, 2008
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  13. serrano

    serrano UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Alternatives.... :cool: considered "shipped" no spelling issues with that but it does suggest overseas...

    Something a little different could be "Your order has now left Andalucia"

    Any thoughts?
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: serrano Member since: Nov 30, 2007
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  14. Geoff T

    Geoff T UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    I'd also go with "despatched" - feels right somehow - though some (#13) would question my competence to comment!:D
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2009 By: Geoff T Member since: Apr 30, 2009
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  15. cycloneuk

    cycloneuk UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Looks wrong, i always use dispatched.
     
    Posted: Aug 1, 2009 By: cycloneuk Member since: Jun 18, 2008
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  16. Jetlag

    Jetlag UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    You seriously need to check your facts, mate.
     
    Posted: Aug 10, 2009 By: Jetlag Member since: Aug 10, 2009
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  17. Spock

    Spock UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    I'm in the despatch camp :)
     
    Posted: Aug 10, 2009 By: Spock Member since: Apr 24, 2008
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  18. edmondscommerce

    edmondscommerce Magento + PHP Expert Full Member - Verified Business

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    I know the facts. Both are technically right so its a question of opinion and that was my opinion.
     
    Posted: Aug 11, 2009 By: edmondscommerce Member since: Nov 11, 2008
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  19. msimplay

    msimplay UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I've always used dispatch but I've noticed some websites using despatch so it got me searching google and it seems to be quite a debated term :p
     
    Posted: Mar 22, 2010 By: msimplay Member since: Jul 14, 2009
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  20. mapiman

    mapiman UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I agree. It is like programme and program or disc and disk. Damn Yankee nonsense :mad:
     
    Posted: Mar 25, 2010 By: mapiman Member since: Mar 9, 2010
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