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Re: Typo.


On Sat, Feb 02, 2002 at 05:42:43PM -0500, Robert Dewar wrote:

> This is a common misconception, but it is that, a misconception. While the
> 's' spellings are definitely standard in Australia, in England there is
> still considerably unclarity on this issue. In particular, the OED second
> edition lists ONLY the 'z' spelling and does not even recognize the
> possibility of the 's' spelling (optimise) as an acceptable alternative.

and the OED is infamous for this particular idiosyncracy (at least as famous
as the "interesting" spelling of Shakespeare) 

;)

john

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