Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 21:23:39 EST From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: Knowledgeable Rudy observes >P.S. The OED does not even mention the spelling . 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? Larry