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Re: [PATCH] Book fixes: typos, grammar, consistency

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-05-07 15:40:37 CEST

Michael Sweet wrote:

> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
>> Michael Sweet <mike@easysw.com> writes:
>>> Um, I've looked through all of the on-line dictionaries I can find,
>>> and "unices" is not a valid English word.
>> A Google search turns up 65,600 hits. I presume some of those are
>> English.
> Google isn't a dictionary, and web pages are not an authoritative
> source for correct spelling...

And since when are English dictionaries defintive? There /is/ no
reference definition of English, so if "unices" is missing from your
online dictionaries, well, so much the worse for them, they're incomplete.

(The only reference that I know has been used is "Queen's English", but
of course that has been changing during her lifetime. :-)

-- Brane

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