low back merger--austentacious

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 12 16:11:36 UTC 2010

CNN had a story this morning, which I haven't been able to find on
their site, on the question of whether spellcheck is making kids into
worse spellers.  One of the misspellings they showed was
"austentatious."  I was in a noise room when I saw the story, so I
didn't see the location.  The teenage boy behind the misspelling at
least had a perceptual contrast, if not also a productive one.


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