dwarfs vs dwarves

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 14 16:27:05 UTC 2008

At a quick glance over the first page, I'd say

   - an awful lot of them use the identical sentence to Alison's spam
   - a lot more are a userID or a game
   - many look like truncations of a longer string that could well be
   "...dwarves..." or "...dwarven..."
   - some of the rest look like non-native English

That's a relief.

m a m

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 10:10 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> At 6:54 AM -0700 4/14/08, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> >FWIW, there are thousands of Raw Googlits for "dwarv."
> >
> >   JL
> And most of them with a denotation other than in Alison's spam
> message.  Too bad, here I was thinking "dwarv" might successfully
> fill a (much needed) lexical gap.
> LH

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