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Friday, May 8, 2009

Criminal Sentence 213: Some Consonants Should Be Doubled

From the CNN crawl:

"White House is 'disapointed' with Manny Ramirez."

I am disapointed, too, especially with that "speling."


Jered said...

Me, too. But I get real bothered by collaborate and commiserate. Where do, respectively, the extra "l" and "m" come from?

The Sentence Sleuth said...

Hi, Jered. According to my dictionary, commiserate comes from the Latin root "com," meaning with, and "miserari," meaning to pity. Collaborate comes from "com" plus "laborare," to work.