RE: Meme definition

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Fri 20 Jun 2003 - 16:56:33 GMT

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    >From: "Lawrence DeBivort" <>
    >To: <>
    >Subject: RE: Meme definition
    >Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 09:02:18 -0400
    >Richard: > Interestingly, you used "supercede," a word spelled in the
    >dictionary as
    > > "supersede." It is in fact the only English word ending in "sede." The
    > > "cede" meme won in your mind and you propagated it.
    >Me too. my OED: you are right. It also has been spelt -sead, -seid,
    >and -cid. It raises questions about 'precede'; I wonder why they are not
    >Nice spotting, Richard.
    The MWCD10 has an entry for "supercede" as a variant of "supersede". Could
    "supercede" then be characterizedasa misspelling or an alternative, but adequate, spelling? Could someone squeak by in a spelling bee with

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