[Ads-l] _adapter_ > _adaptor_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 10 01:53:13 EDT 2017

A "correction" becoming more and more common
-er: 395,000,000; -or: 68,700,000
MW: "... or, less commonly, _adaptor_"

It's quite a trendor. Some kelsey-grammer sites are already making up
"arguments" as to when one "should" use one spelling in preference to the
other. Since I've already outlived by several years the normal
life-expectancy of a black male, with any luck, I  won't live long enough
to see the "distinction" codified.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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