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Re: Spelling
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1797  Saturday, 23 October 1999.

[1]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Thursday, 21 Oct 1999 13:33:13 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1788 Re: Old Bill

[2]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Thursday, 21 Oct 1999 10:36:44 -0700
        Subj:   Old Bill


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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Thursday, 21 Oct 1999 13:33:13 -0400
Subject: 10.1788 Re: Old Bill
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1788 Re: Old Bill

In commenting on a post by T. Hawkes, Mike Jensen remarked:

>As someone prone to typos, transpositions, and the occasional real
>spelling error, ... I do want to mention that the spelling above
>in not mine.

Point taken.

BTW, isn't "civilised" a preferred spelling in Britain?

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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Thursday, 21 Oct 1999 10:36:44 -0700
Subject:        Old Bill

I want to clean up a mess I made.  It was pointed out to me that in
England _civilized_ has a legitimate alternate spelling with the _s_
replacing the _z_.

In my response to Terry Hawkes message, I quoted his post including the
word _civilised_.  I hadn't noticed Terry's spelling until my spell
checker caught it.  I then wrote a note expressing my own trouble with
typos, and said the spelling of _civilised_ was not mine.

In light of that off list response, I want to apologize to Mr. Hawkes.
Though my intention really wasn't to chide him for spelling, it may have
had that result.  The mistake was mine, not his.

I did intend to chide him for his implication about the New Globe
Theater, however.  Those comments stand.

Mike Jensen
 

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