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Old 03-22-2009, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Ken Smith View Post
The Book is from England, the same place where the makers are he referred to. The word was practise (from 'practise to deceive'), spelled (spelt?) practice.

Sir Walter will be turning in his grave to think that forgers, most often not 'men of letters', had *******ised his beloved language.
The words 'spelled' and 'spelt' are interchangeable when one is writing, or speaking, the Queen's English.
Were the guys who 'coined' this phrase, in this noble book, the grandparents of modern day 'txt speakers'?
Ken, my dearest friend, one cannot assume that everything written down in the past was spelt correctly.

Last edited by Richard Prowse; 03-22-2009 at 02:30 AM. Reason: why can't I use the word 'b@atard'? Like 'spelt' it is a legitimate word!
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