[Ads-l] to settle an argument

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 22 13:55:36 UTC 2015


"Play writing" or "play-writing."  My spell checker doesn't even recognize
"playwriting," and so earns my respect.

For script doctors and sports strategists, "play-righting."


JL

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 7:46 AM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>
wrote:

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> The word for the action of writing a play, that is the action of being a
> playwright:
> is it spelled "playwriting" or "playwrighting"?
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> (the person who came up with this question also produced the metaphor
> "it's just water over the bridge".)
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