"on the may"--typo for "on the way"

Mark Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Tue Sep 25 16:32:55 UTC 2001

"Pearsons, Enid" <epearsons at RANDOMHOUSE.COM> writes:

Typo was just what I was thinking...or rather, thinko or hearo.  Could this
piece have been dictated over the phone to someone who heard "on the menu"
(perhaps pronounced /'menju/) as "...may"?  OK, it's a wild guess, but it's
one more possibility in that context.  "Way" is pretty appealing, too.

Or reado? A handwritten "w" misread as "m"?

Not as likely: a speako, actually missaid on the phone.

                  Mark A. Mandel : Senior Linguist
 Dragon Systems, a Lernout & Hauspie company : speech recognition
 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02460, USA : http://www.dragonsys.com

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