Re: USAGE: English, Masculine, Feminine
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 4:25|
Paul Bennett wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 23:30:44 -0400, Sally Caves <scaves@...>
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>
> >> On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 01:57:49PM -0400, Roger Mills wrote:
> >> > A dissenting message, from a Midwesterner who's spent a lifetime
> > sluffing
> >> > (??)
> >> Standard spelling of that is "sloughing".
> > Are we correcting spelling on this list when people don't ask for it?
> I, for one, took the "(??)" as a question as to the right spelling.
>It certainly indicated I was unsure, therefore I welcome the correction.
One of those words one utters rarely, writes even more rarely.....Unless
perhaps one is a(n) herpetologist.
I have sloughed off a whole slew of sloughs of Despond.