judgement (was FW: Double Time -Reply)

Subject: judgement (was FW: Double Time -Reply)
From: DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 10:57:26 -0400

Melissa writes:
> I worked on a Magistrate Court system where the
>programmer had been consistent, but consistently wrong in spelling
"judgment" -- a word that
>was everywhere in this system! When informed that "judgement" though it
looks correct is not,
>the programmer subtly questioned my intelligence! What would I know, I mean
I only have an MA
>in English (and most of the coursework for a PhD)!

In UK English judgement is an acceptable form. (Chambers Dictionary puts
judgment first). I prefer the form with the "e" in the middle.

David (the idiot) Ibbetson

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