Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 09:21:48 -0500
From: Molly Dickmeyer dickmeye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JBLSMTP.PHL.LRPUB.COM
Subject: Re: Theatre/ -er -Reply
We are forgetting the difference between nouns and proper nouns,
especially trade names. Does anyone want to make a case for Webster's
including `Toys' and `Us' with a backward `s' and `r' as an
alternate spelling for `are'? The only common usage of the spelling
of theatre that I see is in proper names.
dickmeyer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]phl.lrpub.com
Dale F.Coye CoyeCFAT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM 1/16/96, 05:04pm
Reading today's NY Times I noted that although the theatres
themselves use the -re ending, the Times editorial policy seems to be
to use -er in its copy.