[Ads-l] [Non-DoD Source] Re: "goal" or "gaol"? (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Thu Mar 31 15:49:56 UTC 2016


> [An "erroneous spelling" seems very unlikely, considering the
> large numbers of instances in American newspapers.  Did every publisher/printer make the same mistake?  Remember, one was Ben
> Franklin.]

I was going to ask, "Wasn't it Ben who said 'It's a damn poor mind that can think of but one way to spell a word?'", but it wasn't him.

It was either Mark Twain or Andrew Jackson who didn't say it.


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