Re[2]: New dance and spelling

Colleen Putt

Message 7664 · 11 May 1997 00:06:48 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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At 23:40 09/05/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Ms. Spelling says:
>
>A deviser is one who invents, or forms in the mind new combinations or
applications
>of principles or ideas.
>A devisor is one who disposes of real property in a will.
Yay! Someone else feels strongly enough about -er to write about it. Hear!
Hear! (or should that be "See! See!"?)>
It isn't just an Americanism. The words ARE quite different in meaning. I
notice that British publications use the -er spelling.

Cheers,
Colleen

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