... is the correct spelling.

Many thanks to our dear Chief and Founder, Allison Whisler, for making me this awesome magnet for my 20th Birthday.

It is very effective in getting the word out about the correct spelling of definitely. (Plus it is sparkly. And funny.)

By the way, the cause that the shirt refers to is to see that definitely is spelled correctly wherever possible.

Okay, not really. It's actually talking about rebelling against the low expectations our culture has for young people. (Go to The Rebelution for more info...) And one of those low expectations is that we'll spell definitely incorrectly.

The DDA is here to change that. Thank you all for your support in this culture changing endeavor!

DDA Assistant Chief and Magistrate 


An Example...

"I absolutely love this chesecake and so does my entire family. The only problem I have is with the cook time. It doesn't quite set up for me so I just turn the heat off and leave the cake in the oven for another 45 minutes. It might just be my oven. The extra cook time is deffinately worth it!"

As you can see, there are still many more people in the world who need to be educated about the proper spelling of "definitely". Let us continue press on in this endeavor!

DDA Assistant Chief and Magistrate


A Proposition

What shall we call those poor creatures who are uninformed of the accurate spelling of “definitely”? Using names such as “ignoramuses”, “misspellers”, “chuckleheads”, and so on seem rather petty and impractical to me. Shall we all come to agreement on a good name for that portion of the public who do not spell “definitely” correctly?

I propose the following name:


Please comment and tell me what you think, or add a better word if you can think of one and we shall consider it.

Thank you for your participation.

Andrea P.
DDA Officer and Secretary


Support Requested

Dear Concerned Citizens of America,

As the Lieutenant Treasurer of this noble agency it behooves me to inform you that we are... bankrupt. Yes, *sigh* we are. We do not desire to be rich and famous, all we want to be able to accomplish is the successful education of this country on the correct spelling of 'definitely' (That is def - in - ite - ly). In order to make sure everyone spells this significant word correctly we need a minimal amount of financial resources, in order that we may reach as many Americans as possible. Therefore, we ask you to assist us in spreading the word by purchasing a definitely t-shirt or mug. We also implore you to educate yourself, as well as your friends, family, and co-workers on the correct spelling of definitely.

Thank you so much for your concern, participation, and support of this excellent agency. Have a blessed day!

Lieutenant Treasurer, DDA


def•i•nite (de'-fi-nit)

[Middle English deffinite, defined, from Latin definitus, past participle of definire, to define; see define.]

def'i•nite•ness n.
(Usage Note: Definite and definitive both apply to what is precisely defined or explicitly set forth. But definitive most often refers specifically to a judgment or description that serves as a standard or reference point for others, as in the definitive decision of the court (which sets forth a final resolution of a judicial matter) or the definitive biography of Nelson (that is, the biography that sets the standard against which all other accounts of Nelson's life must be measured).)

def'i•nite adj.
1. Having distinct limits: definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol.
2. Indisputable; certain: a definite victory.
3. Clearly defined; explicitly precise: a definite statement of the terms of the will.
4. Grammar Limiting or particularizing.
5. Botany
a. Of a specified number not exceeding 20, as certain floral organs, especially stamens.
b. Cymose; determinate.

def'i•nite•ly adv.
1. in a definite manner
2. (sentence modifier) certainly: he said he was coming, definitely.
unquestionably - used to confirm an assumption by a questioner


News From the Mascot

As Mascot of this agency, I have lots of rights and privileges that no one else has. One of them is to advertise on this blog for my own benefit and profit. I'm taking advantage of that liberty right now in advertising my very own, very new, and very special blog, "Life in a Fish Bowl".

I sincerely hope you enjoy reading the content of my blog. Please note that I will always spell definitely correctly therein.

Twilight Mann
DDA Mascot


Joining the Agency

In an attempt to clear up any confusion, please be aware that in order to join the DDA team, you must meet our requirements and fill out an application. Please visit the Join Us page for more details.

You do not have to be a member of our team in order to spread the word and educate the public. But if you do not join the team officially you will not get to have your name and title posted on our About Us page.

If you are interested in supporting us financially, visit the Support Us page.

Thank you for understanding. Please Contact Us if you have any questions.

Andrea P.
DDA Officer and Secretary