Posted by Word Camel on October 16, 2002
In Reply to: Usadge posted by Bruce Kahl 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.
: : : ES
: : 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.
: I checked a few sources
and found no such word as "usadge".
: Also I found no such word as "spellled".
: The irony of it all!
My fourth grade teacher told me my spelling would come back to haunt me. Mrs. Williams, where ever you are, I was not worthy! :)