So I find myself writing and grapple with the spelling of a word … assemblance. My built-in dictionary pooh-poohs my attempts and the dreaded red line under my efforts mocks me.
I could just add the word to my dictionary and be done with it. Lord (God or Buddha or Jesus or Allah …) knows my dictionary has a Quintilian amendments to it.
See what I mean? I mean quintillion OMG!
Anyway, back to my blathering-
So the word assemblance is an actual word after all and I have amended my dictionary to rid my sentence of that red line, but I don’t stop there.
I need to learn the word origin and track it down and come to find … You are not going to believe this! There is an obsolete form of the word which has a bit more flare to it.
The Internet informs me that this is an obsolete form of the word! Hey, I don’t know about Webster or that American Heritage Place, but how can someone obsolete a word? Isn’t this like burning a book one word at a time?
So no matter and whatever … I’m going to use the obsolete word, add it to my dictionary and never be redlined again, thank you very much!
Perhaps I’ll be able to make an assemblaunce of a more entertaining showing of words, sentences and paragraphs next time., and oh by the way … the word is no longer obsolete in my book.
Back to the quill.