Doug Ewell doug at
Sat Oct 9 13:21:22 CDT 2021

James Kass wrote:

> [as a generalization...]
> It is a wise list moderator who understands that not everybody can
> spell well.

Especially when the spelling in question is a transliteration.

I have a relative who likes to point out that their name has "the biblical spelling," the one that appears in the KJV, not the spelling used today in most English-speaking contexts. This is in spite of the fact that all such spellings are transliterations from 6th-century BCE Hebrew, which had different phonology from modern English.

Both spellings are, of course, "correct," especially when you consider that nearly anything goes when it comes to personal names.

Doug Ewell, CC, ALB | Lakewood, CO, US |

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