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Re: Spelling bug: publically versus publicly

On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 02:27:18PM -0500, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> I don't want to start a flame war, I just want a quick opinion.
> Two bug reports against libforms0.88 want me to correct the spelling of 
> "publically" for "publicly":
> >From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]:
>   publically
>        adv : in a manner accessible to or observable by the public;
>              openly; "she admitted publicly to being a communist"
>              [syn: {publicly}, {in public}] [ant: {privately}]

What's this WordNet?  My dictionary references (Oxford English
minidictionary and Macquarie Dictionary, http://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/)
know of no such "publically". They both have publicly.

> Would you make the 5MB upload for this?


> Would you keep the bug open for a year or more, waiting to fix it in
>  a future upload made for another reason?

Yes.  Or if you got bored waiting after 6 months and had nothing better to
do with your time, you could upload the 5MB then.

> Would you close the bug report as frivolous?

It's not frivolous.  Not if speling meinz enifink.


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