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Typewriter too long a word?

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From The Phonetic Journal, July 9, 1892 —

Scorecard:

Typewriting (verb) – typing
Typewriter (machine) – typewriter, sometimes typer – I prefer type-writer
Typewriter (operator) – typist
Typewritten (adjective) – mostly typed, sometimes typewritten
Typewrite (verb) – type

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  • Bill M October 21, 2019, 9:00 pm

    I had to look up the longest word. It is over 1000 letters. I like this one:
    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. I wonder what would have been thought of it in 1892.

    I’d rather stick with typewriter. It is not long at all.

  • Norman Ball October 22, 2019, 12:46 am

    As with every blog something to think about, particularly today as the world seems intent on making everything an acronym supposedly to save time if you can remember what they mean. Many thanks for daily thoughts. They add to the quality of my life.

    • Bill M October 22, 2019, 5:19 pm

      The U.S. Army is good at that. They have so many first letters that are used to make short words I wonder which of the Generals stay awake all night thinking of what to title things that will make acronyms.

  • Richard P October 25, 2019, 7:13 pm

    Quite a few typospherians these days actually prefer the term “typer”!

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