AAARGGGHHH!--Google and spelling

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 13 01:40:40 UTC 2010

So, have you replied to the blog? Here you're preaching to the choir.

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On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 4:20 PM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at>wrote:

> Well, it's official. Google is now a formal authority on spelling. And
> I don't mean that you can use Google to find dictionaries. No! We are
> now suppose to use the search suggestions that Google so helpfully
> provides as a spelling guide. If a misspelling or the wrong word gets
> more hits on Google than the one you are looking for--you're shit out
> of luck.
> ...
> Why do I bring this up now? It's not like this is a new issue. Well,
> the Mackie article is at the top of Most Popular/Email list on NYT. At
> least, it's not on the list for most blogged and most viewed. But,
> remember, technology is your friend!
> I have not been a prescriptivist since high school, but I also don't
> believe in spelling-by-popular-acclamation.
> VS-)

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