If it's not in the dictionary, it must not be a word

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Fri Jun 9 21:30:35 UTC 2006

> >In this post yesterday, I misspelled Keith Cowing's name.
> My apologies.
> >
> Too late; you've given all of us "linguistic police" officers
> a bad name.  (See Update #2 in Ben's post at
> http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003240.htm
> l and the brief post by Cowing in the link.  Wonder if
> Cowing's disparaging reference to "Lanuage Log" was another
> instance of the Law at work...)
> LH

Cowing has corrected his misspelling, with no note that it ever was in
error.  Zimmer, at Language Log, and I (here) have acknowledged our

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