“that doesn’t phase me.” in this sentence is the correct word ‘phase’ or ‘faze’?

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I was writing this in a sentence in MS Word and I was told that ‘phase’ was meant to be ‘faze’. I’ve always thought it was ‘phase’ and I think that my MS word spell check is stuck on US spelling however much I try to switch it back to UK spelling.

p.s. UK spelling please

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  • This is not a US/UK thing. You want “faze”. From the online Compact Oxford English Dictionary:

    ” • verb informal ‘disturb or disconcert.’

    — ORIGIN from dialect ‘feeze’ drive off, from Old English.”

  • Ms Word is correct.”That does not faze me” means that the thing(whatever it is) doesn’t deter or embarrass you. “That doesn’t phase me” makes no sense at all.

    Hope this helped.

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    “that doesn’t phase me.” in this sentence is the correct word ‘phase’ or ‘faze’?

    I was writing this in a sentence in MS Word and I was told that ‘phase’ was meant to be ‘faze’. I’ve always thought it was ‘phase’ and I think that my MS word spell check is stuck on US spelling however much I try to switch it back to UK spelling.

    p.s. UK spelling…

  • “Faze” means to embarrass or disturb, but is almost always used in the negative sense, as in “the fact that the overhead projector bulb was burned out didn’t faze her.” “Phase” is a noun or verb having to do with an aspect of something. “He’s just going through a temperamental phase.” “They’re going to phase in the new accounting procedures gradually.”

  • I don’t know about the UK, I’m American. But I believe it’s faze.

    Faze – http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faze

    Phase – http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phase

  • Disconcerted Synonym

  • faze   /feɪz/ Show Spelled[feyz] Show IPA

    –verb (used with object),fazed, faz·ing.

    to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt: The worst insults cannot faze him.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Origin:

    1820–30, Americanism; dial form. of feeze

    —Can be confused: faze, phase.

    —Synonyms

    disconcert, discomfit, perturb, fluster, confound.

    If you go to www.dictionary.com none of the many definitions given for phase include ‘to be disconcerted’. Spell checker whilst claiming to be UK, is tainted by it’s US originators, in particular in changing our z to s, advertize to advertise.

    Source(s): www.dictionary.com combined dictionary, thesaurus, encylopedia and translator on one site.
  • Haha…mine is haha. As you can see. Or well. Well, that’s just how I do it! (like that) I’ve been saying “big turd face” alot. The old Wal-Mart greeter says, “Thanks! Have a great evening!” and I say “You too you big turd face” without even reliazing it. ~SP *ok you fuddy duddy’s who can’t tell a joke, I was NOT serious about the “well” part.

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