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Whisky (was Re: Swedish alphabet [was: Re: Spanishalphabet])

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 28, 1999, 0:35
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> I thought 'whiskey' was for Irish Whiskey and 'whisky' for whisky from > everywhere else in the world?
Ah, It's Irish and American "whiskey", and Scots "whisky". But, I doubt that it was ever followed to closely, I don't think hardly anyone follows it today (indeed, my Webster's dictionary just listed them as alternate spellings, without any comment whatsoever) -- Oh Lord, grant that we may always be right, for thou knowest we will never change our mind. - Scots Prayer ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor