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  • Wesley Harry

    Wesley Harry Feb. 5, 2006, 12:09 a.m. (Message 44139)

    Re: Eccles Rant - No Answers?

    Surely you mean misspelt?
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "John Chambers" <>
    To: <>; "SCD news and discussion" 
    Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2006 5:52 PM
    Subject: Re: Eccles Rant - No Answers?
    >| Spelling no problem, most of us have an auto edit function when it comes 
    > | to not quite correct and skip right past it.
    > It turns out this is quite literally  true.   There  was  a
    > study  of  the  readability of misspelled (mispeled?) words
    > last year, and the main conclusion was that as long as  the
    > first and last letter of each word (or maybe two for longer
    > words) are correct, most people can read garbled text quite
    > easily.
    > So "ecclestiaclial" and "ecclesiastical" look the  same  to
    > most of us, unless we take a closer look.

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