Re: Spelling

Subject: Re: Spelling
From: "Charles P. Campbell" <cpc -at- MAILHOST -dot- NMT -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 1994 10:23:58 -0600

Scalable: this follows the vowel-consonant-vowel pattern that keeps the first
a long. Most English words ending in silent e drop the e when they add an
ending such as ed or ing. Hemingway insisted on the title "A Moveable Feast"
and got away with it because he was a big-name quthor by then, but "movable"
is the form Merriam-Webster prefers "movable." For similar reasons, "scalable"
seems a better choice than "scaleable." WordPerfect's manual thinks so too.

Chuck Campbell
cpc -at- nmt -dot- edu

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