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At 12:28 22/09/2014 -0500, T. R. Valentine wrote:
On 22 September 2014 12:00, Brian Barker wrote:
What a pity they cannot spell "flak" - even in a headline!
Both are correct.

No: sorry, but that's silly, of course. A dictionary's purpose is to help readers understand what they find - correct or incorrect. So any dictionary worth its salt will indeed list common wrong versions as well as correct ones. They are descriptive and don't provide any imprimatur. As someone memorably said, "_Fliegerabwehrkanone_ has nineteen letters, none of which is a C"!

Brian Barker

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