Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 21:23:39 EST
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: Knowledgeable
P.S. The OED does not even mention the spelling ?knowledgable .
Actually, the first four citations under _knowledgeable_ spell it in the e-less
version; the ones from 1859 spell it in the "logical" way. I don't know why
Webster 3 and my grade school teachers insisted on reviving the 'knowledgable'
spelling--maybe there was an E shortage during WWII?