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Why so crass?
originally posted by: Signals
a reply to: Soylent Green Is People
No, you're missing the whole point...
The old books say "stain" because they have been changed.
originally posted by: deadlyhope
All through school I was interested in silent letters, like in tsunami, pterodactyl, and such. One such word was Dilemna, the n being silent, I always remember spelling it that way. Years later, I'm reading a book and I see the spelling "Dilemma" I think huh? That's an easy word, why did they get that wrong. I look in the different dictionaries that I have access to, online included, and not one shows the spelling I grew up with.
It's a real DILEMNA!
How should I spell it?
Are you one of possibly millions* worldwide that have always spelled the word with an 'n' as DilemNa and have been shocked to find that you are absolutely and categorically 'wrong' because the word has apparently always been spelled with a double 'm' as 'Dilemma'....?
originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
The fact is that it was BerenstAIN (I call it a fact because I have said earlier why I have a specific reason I know it is "--stain")...
originally posted by: Euphem
a reply to: DenyObfuscation
Occam's Razor is the most logical answer, it always is, which is just that millions of kids mistook the A as an E.