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Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Learning to spell a nonexistent word
"Portland. Pop culture. Polly-tics."
Maybe this is a lame tagline but I could have gone with something even more obnoxious like "Portland. Punk Rock. Puck you!" Something just occurred to me: how the bloody 'ell do you spell "polly-tics?" Should it be with one "l" or two?
I was hoping the Urban Dictionary would solve this problem but they didn't have a listing. Since it's a vague term rarely used, I could only think to turn to Google. "Polly-tics" turned up 339 hits whereas "poly-tics" turned up 3,880.
Apparently, I've been spelling it incorrectly these past few months. I guess I'll have to change it. Curse you, English language, curse you!