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Words And Their Abuses

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
May
Year
1880
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

A gentleman well known to our citizens writing from Chicago, respecting an artiol which recently appeared in the columns o this paper, saya : " Two weeks ago I carried down to th ' preachers' meeting ' a slip cut from th Courier with a list of sentences contain ing conimon words often incorrectly pro nouncei. After the meeting of Mondayi over our preachers usually stay in andabou the book-room for an huur ortwo for socia conversation. I eubmitted the sentence to some of them, and very soon there wa a great deal of interest aroused. Aruongs the number who tried to read them wer one of our bishops, two editors, severa well known authors, a good niany D. D's college professors, and any number o preachers that as yet do not need doctor ing. The f'ailures were by no ineans con fined to one church, as various denomina tions werc represented. With all the gle of school boys after one was put throug he would join the rest in looking for anoth er victini. There are 29 words which niigh be misproDOunced by an ordinary reader Our little company went all the way from eight to twenty-two. The best record, s far, is that of Prof. Slooum, of the Mosele high school, of Chicago, who got throug with six errors. I thought you might b plcased to know what the Courier II doin for general education in Cliicago."