Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Patrick Nielsen Hayden is my hero! 

ok, i already new that he had an uber-cool blog (as well as an uber-cool wife). But in a response to John Scalzi's post about the 100 most misspelled words, Patrick gave this advice:

The root of "separate" is the same "par" as you'll find in "paring knife".

yay! i have a memorable (ie logicial) rule now! gad, etymology rules! i really wish I'd taken Latin or Greek or some useful language like that.

(and am i the only one in the world with a mental block about spelling "rehearsal"? i can't believe that's not on the list -- i'm incredibly self-conscious about the years i spent writing it as "rehersal"...)


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