Catologue or Catalog? It goes beyond you say “to mate o” I say “to mott o”.
My spell checker and I have regular altercations about the way I prefer to spell the word catalogue. I may not live in the United Kingdom, but I am almost certain that when I was a young lass not that long ago (let us try the 1980s and 1990s) that everyone still spelled the word catalogue with the extra “ue” at the end. I am pretty sure that this must have been the way I was taught to spell the word in school.
Why can’t the built-in spelling power that be recognize that he and I must respectfully agree to disagree when it comes to discussing the main means of purchasing during a bygone era?
I don’t yell at him over grey versus gray….
You would think he could be a little more reasonable.
Also, I think “catalog” looks odd. I feel like I am discussing timber instead of one of its by products. “Catalogue” meanwhile is almost seductive in its length. It feels like it could be a cousin of liqueur and a friend of friend. It is perfection to me in the way that Anne Shirley adored the ever allusive “alabaster brow.”
So, I guess the spell checker and I will agree to disagree until we cross the final frontier and engage in a man versus machine variation of The Most Dangerous Game.