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SubjectRe: How did the Spelling Police miss this one?
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Also sprach Miles Bader:
> ruschein@mail-infomine.ucr.edu (Johannes Ruscheinski) writes:
> > As far as I know there is no such words as "canonicalize" in the English
> > language.
>
> Call it a neologism; it's quite widely used among programmers, anyway.
Most programmers don't know how to spell either. Btw., I've been a programmer
for over 20 years. Just because people don't know any better does not
necessarily make it correct.
>
> > The proper word seems to be "canonize".
>
> Um, no -- that means `to make a saint.'
Um, yes but -- it also means "to make canonical" according to http://www.m-w.com/.
>
> -Miles
>...

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