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Gratuitous spelling flame

by boo_radley (Parson)
on Jan 25, 2002 at 00:06 UTC ( #141305=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Programming Laws
in thread Programming Laws

If it can be misspelled, then it will be misspelled.
Big words coming from someone named "metadoktor".
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Re: Gratuitous spelling flame
by stefp (Vicar) on Jan 25, 2002 at 00:14 UTC
    you probably meant:
    "If it can be mispelled, then it will be misspelled."
    Corollary: misspelings are not consistant.

    -- stefp -- check out TeXmacs wiki

Re: Gratuitous spelling flame
by metadoktor (Hermit) on Jan 25, 2002 at 00:14 UTC
    Calm down boo_radley. It was not meant as a flame. It's just a fact of life that words will get misspelled.


    "The doktor is in."

      I think he meant it humourously! He was calling his own post a gratuitous flame, interestingly enough from a linguistic point of view, precisely so as to tell us that it was *not* a flame.

      § George Sherston
Re: Gratuitous spelling flame
by helgi (Hermit) on Jan 25, 2002 at 16:21 UTC
    Metadoktor is a perfectly well spelled word in almost
    every language except English. What is it with English
    and this completely superfluous C?

    Regards, Helgi Briem

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