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"classic" + euphemism filter => "clbuttic".  And that is indeed what
happened here - search/replace fail on "elative"=>"ablative".  Though
now now I'm thinking elative was the more accurate name anyway. :)

On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 5:25 AM, Eugene Oh <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> What an amusing way of creating new words, though!
>
> What's the clbuttic mistake? I'm assuming it's to do with find&replace too,
> but I can't tell what word "clbuttic" originally was and what it got
> replaced by… unless it's "clitic" with "i" replaced by "but". Then again,
> under what circumstances would "I" be replaced by "but"?
>
> Eugene
>
> 2009/11/22 Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>
>
>> 2009/11/22 Garth Wallace <[log in to unmask]>:
>> > Did you have an elative case you renamed to ablative? It looks like a
>> > case of the clbuttic mistake.
>>
>> I remember reading a WordStar manual back in... 1987, perhaps?
>> Discussing the "replace whole words only" option on the
>> search-and-replace feature. And what can happen if you don't select
>> it.
>>
>> Though their example was even more heavy-handed: the premise was that
>> you were writing a novel and decided to change the gender of the
>> protagonist, and replace all "he" by "she" in the process. An example
>> replaced sentence, as I remember, was "It was sheavy and she needed
>> shelp".
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Philip
>> --
>> Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>
>>
>



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