Posted by Word Camel on October 16, 2002
In Reply to: Usage v. usadge posted by Ed Stansell on October 16, 2002
: Is usa(d)ge a British spelling? In our unabridged dictionary, I found no alternate spelling for "usage."
: I know that we Yanks have our own spelling for some words, stemming from our desire to separate ourselve from the mother country. Perhaps this is one of them.
I think it was a play on a typo in the subject of your original post where you accidentally spellled usage u-s-a-d-g-e.