> anyhow, why send me to bartleby and The Columbia Guide to Standard American > English as your justification? where's your link to the OED? [http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/00232897]. Not that you'll find what you're looking for there; the OED has a tendency not to list variant forms. The OED also has a tendency to be freakin' expensive, so if you're not at a university or library, they'll ask you to buy one, so you'll just have to take my word for it. -- Jonathon Isaac Swiderski jswiders at cs.oberlin.edu cs.oberlin.edu/~jswiders \\ members.evolt.org/jswiders Mister Worf, show these children the airlock.