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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 8, February 19, 2006, Article 32

ON NUMISMATIC MISSPELLINGS AND MISPRONUNCIATIONS

Regarding the misspelling in the headline of last week's
piece on the Parmelee 1844-O Proof Eagle, George Kolbe
writes:  "Tsk tsk Wayne: "PARMALEE"?!  You do carry on
an illustrious tradition, though."

[As Maxwell Smart would say, "Sorry 'bout that, chief!"
-Editor]

George adds: "I thought it was great! Numismatic names,
spellings, and, especially, pronunciations have always
fascinated me and "Parmalee" really does have a history,
to say nothing of Hazeltine, Kossoff, et al.

Is it Doe tee or Dow tee; Beast ill or Biest ill;
Hazel teen or Hazel tine?

Noe is not no; it is No ee, but I am not 100% sure
about the others.

How about Fivaz? As pronounced by Ray Charles?
Perhaps E fans will know."

[Misspellings and typos can bring much amusement.  Steve Feller's
MPC Gram 1425 travelogue noted: "The bus brought us back to the
capital and we had a mice lunch."   I'm sure it was a nice lunch,
but not so sure the main course included furry rodents.  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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