Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Misspelled Words

F.D. How, Six Great Schoolmasters, 2nd ed. (London: Methuen & Co., 1905), pp. 246-247 (on George Granville Bradley, the Bradley of "Bradley's Arnold" Latin Prose Composition):
The present writer can supply another example from his own experience. He had to take a "leave of absence" for a particular Tuesday, to be signed by Bradley. He was then a small boy, and spelt two important words thus: "Teusday" and "abscence." He will never forget the sting of the tone in which he was asked where he had been at school, nor the master's voice saying, "Leave it on my mantelpiece, for the little children in my nursery to scoff at it!"
Related post: Spelling.

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