RE: This is *not* political but...

Subject: RE: This is *not* political but...
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 07:58:42 -0400

Gail Former wrote:

<Well, back in the dark ages when I was learning to spell, this was
considered to be an acceptable "alternate" spelling, along with
"tomatoe", "colour" and "favour". Maybe it was just a "Midwestern" thing?

Gail, Michigander by birth, Hoosier by residence>

I never spelled tomato with an "e" and I am also a Michigander by birth. My
kids were raised in Alaska and they never spelled tomato with an "e";
although, my wife (another Michigander) says she spelled people "peaple"
until a sixth grade teacher corrected her.

I don't think it's a Midwestern thing as much as lazy teaching.

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