Posted by Ed Stansell on October 21, 2002
In Reply to: Seriously, Ed. You invented it. posted by Dick Shunery on October 17, 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
: : How should we know?
: Look a few inches down the page. See where on October 15, 2002, you were the first known person ever to use the word "usadge"? NOW do you get it?
I was not aware of my typographical error, but I was aware of your pointed remark. To paraphrase Shakespeare, "He speaks poniards."
But, since you are nobody that I should take
particular note of, I'll give it no further thought.