Saturday, April 13, 2019


Herriman Saturday

December 18 1909 -- According to the article writer, the Big Ditch project in Los Angeles has come to a screeching halt because of a dispute over the spelling of a certain word. One faction says it is "expendable", the other "expendible". Apparently the factions have dueling dictionaries, each of which offers their spelling as the correct one. Supposedly the ditch workers have appealed to the Examiner to provide a solution. The Examiner article writer, showing Solomon-like wisdom and diplomacy, says his dictionary offers both spellings as perfectly good alternatives.

What tiny insignificant germ of truth might exist at the core of this story I have no idea.


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