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A deliberate misspelling of the. (Wiktionary)



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  • teh can be used in front of a verb in a novel form of gerund, and it has the ability to turn nearly any word into an intensified noun, which can take the place of a superlative. The best-known example of this is the word suck. Thus, the phrase "this sucks" can be converted into "this is teh suck" ("teh suck" being equivalent to the superlative "the suckiest", or simply "sucky"); the word pwn can be similarly converted (teh pwn or teh pwnage). The latter phrase is primarily used by the computer gaming community, and often intended humorously.

    In English, teh can be used as an intensifier for the superlative form of adjectives; compare "that is teh best" and "that is the best." Teh has a similar use as an intensifier for unmodified adjectives, generally marking a sarcastic tone. For example, "that is teh lame" translates as "that is the lamest." This contrasts with the use of the in English to construct mass nouns (substantives) from adjectives, as in "blessed are the meek", where the meek denotes a class of people who are meek. On the other hand, "blessed are teh humble" would refer to an intensified group or individual who is "the most humble".

    June 27, 2015

  • For me? No. It's always "teh" (except when it's hte--see below).

    October 16, 2009

  • Important question in regard to teh alsome: does /tə/ change into /ti/ before vowels?

    October 16, 2009


    June 19, 2009

  • "Teh" is a frequent misspelling for "the." However, in online writing, "teh" now has its own semantic features and grammatical role.

    April 6, 2009

  • "I believe you have teh Quest speakers. Could you please drop them back ASAP."
    - email.

    July 1, 2008

  • Oh, we know it, and it's teh alsome.

    June 16, 2008

  • that's how you spell 'the' on teh interwebs

    June 16, 2008

  • that's how you spell 'the' on teh interwebs

    June 16, 2008

  • I've taken to customizing the daylights out of the Auto Correct feature. I bend it to my will. :-)

    October 23, 2007

  • Well, I'm kind of with skipvia. I used to love that Word fixed these things for me, because I was *always* typing "teh" instead of "the." However, at work I had to turn off the auto-correct feature, and now I've gotten good at spotting mistakes like this... so... it's less important to me. Besides, now I always type "hte" instead. *shakes fist at self*

    October 23, 2007

  • Software that corrects intentional typos is teh evil. Also, I have the sudden desire to post my picture on studnet, whatever that is.

    October 22, 2007

  • With regard to my love/hate relationship with Microsoft Word, this is an example of the "love" part. I can type "teh" and Word changes it to "the" for me. Same with "studnet" and "jsut." It has made me a better speller but a poorer typist.

    October 22, 2007

  • "She said I was foine, and 'teh sex'... whatever that means." - The Monarch

    December 12, 2006