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Old 10-03-2016, 07:54 PM   #1
Andrew B.
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I just saw the word "thoroly" used on the top of a Burma Shave jar. If you want to see the photo I was looking at, go to Print magazine website and scroll down.

You can also read about the word at wordnik website.

They say it was intended to be a better spelling.

Which reminds me. In one of the several lectures I saw about the history of English, the professor pointed out that there was a point in history when some scholars proposed that the spelling of words be updated to reflect current pronunciation. It was turned down because pronunciation would just change again, and we would have to update it again.

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