Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 14:50:22 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Judgement and Theatre In response to Natalie's comment, as I recall I first learned to spell with the , and did not drop it until after I got into college. I would guess that is primarily used in names, where it conveyhs some of the "toniness" of upscale British usage, and would not be used in more common-noun contexts. A seach of Lexis would help determine if there is indeed any increase in this spelling. It has been around a long time as an affectation. --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]