Warrantee or warranty?

April 1, 2009

TEXT-President Obama’s remarks on U.S. auto industryI

But just in case there are still nagging doubts, let me say it as plainly as I can — if you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired, just like always. Your warrantee will be safe.

In fact, it will be safer than it’s ever been. Because starting today, the United States government will stand behind your warrantee.

This is an incorrect use of the word “warrantee”. A “warranty” is the correct spelling of the word you are looking for. The spelling ending in a “Y” is the one that comes with your vehicle. A “warrantee” is the person whom a “warranty” is for.

Other news sites have the transcript and correctly spell it with a “y”. If yours is the actual transcript, then shame on President Obama’s speech writers.

Janet O.

The error was cut and pasted from the White House version, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have caught it: GBU Editor

President Barack Obama speaks about the auto industry in the Grand Foyer of White House in Washington, March 30, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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