[Ads-l] Compass points

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 12 08:51:30 EDT 2017


OED has "southeasternmost" from the eighteenth century.

For variety, how about "far southeastern shores"?

JL

On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 6:15 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I frequently add words to my Mac and Windows spell-checkers.
>
> See https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/southeasternmost <
> https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/southeasternmost>. BB
>
> > On 11 Mar 2017, at 15:14, Shawnee Moon <moon.shawnee at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> > I'm writing a book about my cross-country adventures, and in my
> description of the route I took, I wrote that I'd "crossed the state from
> its "southeasternmost" shores to... " and my MacBook underlines it. I can
> write 'southernmost' and 'southeastern,' but it complains when I combine
> them.
> >
> > Anyone?
>
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