Jonathan Lundell writes:
> At 10:03 PM -0400 2001-04-29, Andres Salomon wrote:
> >Americans can spell? Since when?
> OED 2nd Ed:
> deregister. v. trans. To remove from a register. Hence
> deregistration. (first citation 1925)
> unregistered. ppl. a. Not entered in a register; unrecorded. (first
> citation 1604)
> The OED has no entry for "unregister".
That's proving that the British can spell (it's the Oxford English
Dictionary, after all), and that Andreas Salomon doesn't know standard
English verb morphology. I rather suspect that there are quite a few
verbs prefixed with "de-" in common use that aren't in dictionaries,
since it's well understood how "de-" changes the meaning of a verb.
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