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  • #61
    ??? . . .is not an English word- -it's British??? Geez I thought they spoke English in Britain.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by dannyb View Post
      ??? . . .is not an English word- -it's British??? Geez I thought they spoke English in Britain.
      They invented it, actually. The dictionary might be based on American English... But a lot of the time, both British and American spelling is accepted.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by RussDNails View Post
        Niner is not a word..................
        How is "twoer" more of a word than "niner"?

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        • #64
          I find it more puzzling that "IRREMEDIABLENESS" is accepted while "REMEDIABLENESS" isn't, although both "remediable" and "irremediable" are fine. That happens sometimes with other prefixes as well. Sometimes the plural works when the singular doesn't, and there's no logical explanation.

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          • #65
            Sorry, should have clarified--easings is not an "American English" word but rather exclusively British.

            Twoer has nothing to do with numbers--it's a type of marble.

            Best,

            Russ

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            • #66
              This really surprised me: PREPEND is not accepted. It's in several online dictionaries, usually meaning to add something to the beginning of something else. However, Merriam-Webster defines it as "consider" or "premeditate". And https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/prepend says "Although it sounds correct, prepend is not an English word.", and that the correct word is "prefix". But I think that "prefix" is rarely used as a verb, and that "prepend" is more common.

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              • #67
                NINER is a word now

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                • #68
                  Theramin is not accepted. Seems eerie to me.

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                  • #69
                    Apparently it's spelled theremin. (I had to look it up.)

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                    • #70
                      "Satired" is not accepted. I've seen it used as a verb at least as often as a noun.

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