[ExI] effect/affect again.

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Tue Jan 5 06:09:13 UTC 2010

spike wrote:

> typewriter: you stumped me on that one, never heard of it.  
> Actually I must be honest and disqualify myself from this one, for I am one
> who not only knows what is a typewriter, but actually used one, in college.
> I can out-geezer almost everyone here by having used the kind (in college!)
> which does not plug in to the wall.  Perhaps only Damien can match this,
> methinks.

I actually owned one of the devices! Paying $200 or so
for it, back when that was real money.

Perhaps we should, following a hint from Rafal, just use
"uffect" in place of those two words people hopelessly
confuse (mostly either because they're too lazy or, like
John Clark, suffer from congenital stubbornness). But
I'm sure that all the traditionalists like Damien would
just have a cow at this neologism.


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