Kiya - I was not dead serious!
That's why I purposefully wrote "re-form", not "reform" <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
(a slight, but meaningful difference was intended)

All languages are treated sloppily at times by their users, that's not my concern {aber ich lese den Zwiebelfisch mit Freude <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />}. My concern is communication, being understood, making a half way intelligent impression, showing off what I am (or what I would like you to think I am <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />). So language is to achieve something, but given that, it should achieve it without requiring extra explanations - This will not work 100% of the time, granted, but it's the general goal.

In my view, the difference is:
- "cementery" is just a little joke, self-explanatory in an appropriate context;
- "cemetery" and "cemetary" is YOUR "toy", YOUR rules, and is not obvious to an inadvertant reader, other than striking him as "mistake" at first glance. So, if you want to make a point, a statement, with the deviating spelling, you need to explain - and in that sense, I think it's second best option.

Wow, I thought I'd missed a ton of stuff! Shame I haven't...

By the way, a very subtle point that, Elliot!

Last edited by GlanceALot; 27/08/04 12:17 PM.

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