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If someone asks me in the interview if it's height or heigth, I'll fail for sure.

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  • 2
    My mom told me once how to remember it (in german, maybe you can use it anyway): gerda holt tomaten.

    In english it means something like gerda gets tomatoes. (Gerda being a german name)
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    @nitwhiz What the fuck has this to do with height?
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    @Cyanide last three letters of height are the first letters of each word
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    @nitwhiz here's an alternative mnemonic: gays hold tentacles
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    @electrineer Great, now I have 2 things for that.

    @Cyanide see what @domfoo said.
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    And here I am runnig a pythong script and declaring dynamice objects.. I don't recall ever typing that shit correctly on first try.. :/ and it's not fuckin typos, I type, I focus, I spell it correctly in my head, tell myself to not mess it up whem typing..yet my hands still type it wrong..
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    @nitwhiz What about "Ginny hold tomatoes" for a more english version ?
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    @electrineer Agreed. At least as much as "Gerda holt tomaten". But this is a christian website, sir.
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    @pipe christian gays can hold tentacles too
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    everytime i encounter length i think about the word height ending on t (kinda switching the X and Y axis i'm switching the t and the h)

    you could also memorize it by how length starts and ends and height starts and ends.
    putting them next to each other t and l should match (since they look similar) and h are next to each other as you see here:

    length height length
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    Tall ?

    Tallness ?

    Up ?
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    Ask to use a spell checker.

    Ideally one that also tells you what the word means !
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    Highness
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    @electrineer

    Guys
    Have
    Testicles
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    @pipe I feel like programmers as a group are particularly un-Christian
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    @YADU We perform the sacred act of creation 9-5 through logic and reason.
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    @domfoo are you telling me it's height not heigth?
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    @mmsk I mean, I'm not a native speaker but I'm pretty sure it's height
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    @domfoo Indeed, if it was heigth, it would pronounced with that weird "ffff" sound like in "tooth". Whereas if it's height, it's pronounced with the same sound as in right.
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    @pipe but how can you remember which sound it's supposed to be? Let's compare related words. Width, breadth, length, heigth... oh crap.

    An alternative spelling used to be heighth, and some people probably pronounced it that way back in the day.
    https://merriam-webster.com/words-a...
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    @electrineer Well... I remember how they are pronounced, and those words are all pronounced with that sound... I mean... Yeah ?
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