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.