Re: FW: New version of TR29:

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Aug 21 2002 - 10:04:08 EDT

Michael Everson scripsit:

> True. But lo! you have inadvertently misspelled it! It isn't fo'c'sle
> -- it's fo'c's'le! (New Oxford, 2001). It's pronounced ['fouksel].

What an absurd spelling. It's on all fours with Lewis Carroll's
idiosyncratic spellings "sha'n't", "wo'n't", and so on. "Fo'c'sle"
outnumbers "fo'c's'le" on the Web about three to one and the more
English-style spelling "foc'sle" two to one.

John Cowan   <>
    "Any legal document draws most of its meaning from context. A telegram
    that says 'SELL HUNDRED THOUSAND SHARES IBM SHORT' (only 190 bits in
    5-bit Baudot code plus appropriate headers) is as good a legal document
    as any, even sans digital signature." --me

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