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Re: where are the proofers???

>> Jewlery (jewelry)
>This is entirely correct.  The original spelling of the word is
>``jewellery'' (as in the result of a jeweller's craft).  Blame the
>divergent spelling on Noah Webster.

How about this notion:  Jews were so-hated in (I beklieve) the 16th
centuiry, that in Europe at least, they were forbidden to use currency; in
fact, merchants didn't even want their business. So they (my theory) may
have been forced to use precious gems to trade for various things...this the
term "Jew-elry".

It would happen that later on, many Jewish people would become some of the
world's finest and largest jewelers.

:) shel