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- From: David Megginson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "XML Developers' List" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 08:31:11 -0500 (EST)
To all those kind people who pointed out my alleged misspelling of
1. I've never been a competent speller (I was warned as an
undergraduate that if I studied Medieval or Renaissance English
with the original orthography I'd never be able to spell Modern
2. I plan to claim that I was using a sixteenth-century spelling. I
haven't actually found such a spelling used in the sixteenth
century -- the earliest recorded usage of the word is from
Brathwait in 1631, and he is already using the nouveau
'pedantically' spelling -- but I'll keep looking.
3. As Donne wrote (cited in the OED), "Busie old foole, unruly
sunne, ... Sawcy pedantique wretch, goe chide Late schooleboyes"
(see what I mean about spelling?).
All the best,
David Megginson firstname.lastname@example.org
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