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Re: [Groff] Spelling Tip

From: Blake McBride
Subject: Re: [Groff] Spelling Tip
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 15:37:13 -0500

While we are on the subject of pet peeves, the thing that irks me
is the use of 'alot' which isn't a word.  It should be 'a lot'.  You
know, I like ice cream a lot.

At 06:38 AM 10/24/2005, Keith MARSHALL wrote:
Citing no one in particular, and without intending any offence, I've
noticed this common misspelling of `separate', in several recent posts.

> I think the manual should be maintained seperately and simply as a
> basic reference...

Now, while I don't claim to be a paragon of spelling perfection, for
I certainly am not, for some reason I find this common error particularly
irksome.  Therefore, I'd like to share with you all, a little mnemonic
technique which has helped me to avoid it in the past.

The next time you find yourself writing `sepErate', remember that to
`sepArate' the two `E-s', *two* `A-s' are required.


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