v/l reversal - revelation

Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 7 16:18:39 UTC 2008

On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 6:57 AM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
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> Relevation did not pass muster for my spell checker. It is a word ("a
> raising or lifting up according to the Free Dictionary), and has 97K
> Googits, but I think most are l/v reversals for revelation. The Urban
> Dictionary in fact has two entries clearly meaning revelation. BB

It's not just v/l.  Here's one I just caught: dymanic:


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