"Plume in his vestments"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri May 15 23:09:15 UTC 2009

At 5/15/2009 01:24 PM, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
>My guess: it's a Cupertino (spellchecker-enabled miscorrection). If
>the writer originally had "plumet" for "plummet", it could have been
>miscorrected to "plume".

I checked this with MS Word, and the first suggestion for "plumet" is
"plummet".  "plume" is the third.

No response from Wesley Morris yet, as to what he intended.


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