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Re: [OT] Yemen (wasRe: King Donald)

In <news:gIKdnY_o0qQVdgnFnZ2dnUU7-TGdnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
The Real Bev <bashley101+moz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 02/03/2017 10:59 AM, Sailfish wrote:
> > My bloviated meandering follows what The Real Bev graced us with on
> > 2/3/2017 10:54 AM:  
> >>>> https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lede  
> >>
> >> So a typo/stupidity has been propagated since 1951?  I guess I
> >> can't blame Obama, then :-(
> >>  
> > G.W, then?  
> Ike.  I think.

Harry.  Ike wasn't POTUS until 1953.

Maybe M-W is right about the use of the alternate spelling in printing
dating to 1951, but the alternate spelling goes back to at least the
14th century, according to Safire.  He also notes that Samuel Johnson
didn't care for the use of lead/lede as a noun with this meaning,
calling "it a low despicable word."


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