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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 28, July 9, 2006, Article 27

MELVIL DUI AND PHONETIC SPELLING

Harry Waterson writes: "In addition to Luther Tuthill, there is
another gentleman who made every effort to simplify spelling,
including changing his first name from Melville to Melvil. And for
a short time even changed his last name to Dui. He is acknowledged
to have shortened "catalogue" to "catalog", a boon for this audience.

Fortunately, he was far more successful with his Dewey Decimal
Classification System. So when I go to the library, I may not
be able to spell the title of the book but I can probably find it."

[The extra vowels removed from "catalog" have been airlifted to
Eastern Europe.  For more on Melville Dewey, "the father of
librarianship" see his Wikipedia entry:
Melvil_Dewey  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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