Monday, September 28, 2009

315 entries in 1996 webster Dictionary were misspelled!!

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary ©1996.
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Yes it is true the Webster dictionary that was printed in 1996 had 315 entries misspelled. It took a group of people who set out to find this mistakes over three weeks to find this 315 entries. Which means that if they have done it prior to 1996 they would have probably found more on the earlier versions as well, and who know maybe even know! Because this was the first time they tried this and they were lucky enough to find 315 of them. and according to Webster dictionary misspelled means

Main Entry: mis·spell
Pronunciation: \ˌmis-ˈspel\
Function: transitive verb
Date: 1655
: to spell incorrectly