Missing syllable in impracticable

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Dec 13 07:39:40 UTC 2006

My spelling checker just informed me that "impractable" has an extra
syllable. 2760 Googits agree with me and 42,600 prefer "impractible".
These are drops in the bucket compared to the 4.2 million hits for
impracticable. It took me only 40 years of English to find this out!

Benjamin Barrett
a cyberbreath for language life

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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