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#1593 - 05/09/00 09:11 AM Re: Schoolwork
sholmes Offline
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Yes, 'victual' is pronounced 'vittle', and I've seen it spelled both ways. Vittle may be becoming the modern accepted spelling based on the pronunciation. But since you can still see it spelled the old, original way, the inclusion in the poem was at least instructive.


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#1594 - 05/09/00 10:53 AM Re: ghoti
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Ah, gee, Jackie, you gave it away! ;-)


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#1595 - 05/09/00 10:57 AM Re: Schoolwork
AnnaStrophic Offline
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sholmes,

Thanks for the Lingua Franca post! Although there are several non-English words contained therein, the point is taken. I've copied it and E-mailed it to several like-minded friends. :-)


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#1596 - 05/09/00 01:55 PM Re: victual
jmh Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
Re victual - no, that's fine, I was just wondering how to pronounce it. I love the poem!


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#1597 - 05/09/00 03:15 PM Re: ghoti
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>Wasn't it G.B. Shaw who came up with this alternate spelling?

There are many who take spelling reform quite seriously; Shaw left a large pile of money to the cause (which was constested by Lady Astor).

http://members.aol.com/tsuwm/

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