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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 21, May 21, 2006, Article 23

NUMISMATICS: HOW MANY WAYS DO I SPELL THEE?

Roger Siboni writes: "I think Dave Bowers' article on "What's
In A Word" in the May 29, 2006 Coin World issue is worth noting,
if not reprinting, in The E-Sylum.  It kind of had an Andy Rooney
"60 Minutes" feel to it. I really enjoyed it!"

Well, reprinting is a no-no, but a quote of a quote is fair game.
Dave's column has fun with the plethora of misspellings of the word
"numismatics", and it includes a list of misspellings published
in the May 1938 issue of The Numismatists by ANA Librarian William
S. Dewey: numatic, numismatic, nunisatic, munismatic, numismatic,
pneumatic, numismaitic, numisitic, numismatic, numismatic and more.

This is a topic we've addressed before in The E-Sylum, and
coincidentally, this week brings news from Chattanooga, TN of
yet another spelling bee contestant tripped up by the word:
"Anne Thompson dazzled listeners Friday afternoon with her
correct spelling of duplicate. She and Angela Lee made it to
Round 20, when they got stumped on the word numismatics..."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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