[EM] A polite spelling correction
nkklrp at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 23 22:28:10 PST 2002
A challenge of wit can be
amusing. In the best of times, it can be hillarious.
Anthony, that isn't how hilarious is spelled. I don't care if
people mis-spell words. No doubt I sometimes do also. But in
statements like the above, what makes the mis-spelling so hilarious
is the self-referential character that it gives to the sentence that
I wouldn't have mentioned what follows, but, when sending the above,
I decided that I might as well include this too:
Anthony posted a message with the following subject line:
Subject: [EM] Reductio ad nauseum
Anthony, that's actually nauseam. I've heard of people suffering
from nausea, but not people suffering from nauseum or nauseus. :-)
As Anthony said, these discussions can be hilarious.
Anthony, especially when sending the kind of postings that you do,
a dictionary might not be such a bad idea.
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