Self-tutoring about English: the tutor mentions a discovery. Typing an article, I keyed relatable, but the checker doesn’t like it. Am I wrong? I found relatable in the dictionary. Curious, eh? Source: The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield, Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Tutoring English, spelling can hold surprises. The tutor mentions one he got from spelling “disfunctional.” This editor is unhappy with the spelling “disfunctional”, yet Merriam-Webster does allow for it. Given that Merriam-Webster is American, and so I’m sure is this …

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Food research leads to self-tutoring: the tutor follows a query about spelling. When I type fibre, the screen cautions me I might have it wrong. Really? fibre: Merriam-Webster: British of fiber Oxford Canadian: dietary fibre Oxford Canadian doesn’t list fiber. …

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