low back merger--austentacious

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Mar 12 16:15:22 UTC 2010

At 3/12/2010 11:11 AM, Herb Stahlke wrote:
>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.

Perhaps he's merely into the (long) 18th century -- its email list is


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