Subject: Re: Difference between LISP and C++
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 03 Nov 2002 03:45:26 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Christopher Browne <>
| Probably because some people can't sepll, and sometimes mispellings
| can enter the language through authoritative authors that use
| different spellings...

  But if you look up these words, you find that "villein" is benign and
  "villain" is malign.  When the benign intent is intended, dictionaries
  redirect from "villain" to "villein".  There is no redirect back from
  "villein" to "villain", as often happens with close spellings, such as
  with "therefore" and "therefor".  Something clearly happened to make
  these two forms of the same word take different paths.  That is their
  different history.  Do you deny this?

  (BTW, I already covered the spelling case.)

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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